We’ve all experienced the thrill of engaging students in a digital storytelling project, guiding them to include content and deep analysis… only to have the excitement stall during the visual image search phase. Image searches may face pitfalls such as unsafe image returns, lack of citation information, failure to adhere to copyright, and inability to download or link to the image.
It’s a bummer to lose the momentum.
Photos For Class–https://www.photosforclass.com/ provides a safe search, collection, and citation of images. Educators, students, and staff can use Photos For Class for:
- Age Appropriate Images – All images are appropriate for the school setting, thanks to Flickr and Pixabay SafeSearch and our proprietary filters – Read More
- Automatic Citation – Downloaded images automatically cite the author and the image license terms – Read More
- Creative Commons – All photos shown are, to the best of our (and Flickr’s / Pixabay’s) knowledge, licensed by Creative Commons for public use
Photos may be downloaded and saved or accessed via link. Photos may also be shared among 12 social media sites.
I tried several search terms and found Photos For Class to return robust results for not only digital storytelling projects but also for hyperdocs, illustrated journals, website icons, social media posts, and blog posts. Halloween is usually a minefield of both savory and unsavory images but the image below was harvested from the Photos For Class site. Attribution for use in citations appears as a caption in a black border at the bottom of the photo.
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