Working to integrate technology into classrooms has been so incredible. With the fifth grade group, I’m working on building general computer fluency skills as well as a deeper understanding of the integrity of their work. Through mini-lessons and research assignments, I’ve taught them how to legally find pictures that can be used for their projects.
Here are the image libraries I used:
Wikimedia Commons is great for finding photos to accompany written work.
Find Icons is a fun site with great icons for free.
Edupics is great for coloring pages for younger grades and images for lessons. I have also used this site as a visual dictionary.
Pics4learning is also great as an image dictionary and great for finding pictures for presentations.
Next time this group is in the computer lab, they’re going to find images related to the curriculum and related to their interests. They have demonstrated that they can easily find pictures on their own online, but they had no idea that there were laws surrounding pictures. This is such an important skill for them to have; I’m looking forward to seeing how they do with this project and how well they are able to generalize the idea.