Copyright-free Resources

Please note: They’re only FREE if you give proper attribution! (credit)

If you find that the links in the Frame don’t work, use the ones found in the text below.

FREE: Images, Pictures, Photographs

Flickr

  • Website: https://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/
  • Cost: Free
  • Access: web access
  • Account: Not required but removes the frequently appearing window to sign up for Yahoo; uses a Yahoo email for account sign in
  • Ideas: use a variety of image sizes; look at how images may be cropped or portions selected for your purpose and use
  • Description: select from the drop down menu and select ‘safe search on’; once you’ve searched, images can be downloaded to your computer; save the attribution and link in a ‘project document’ with the name of the image
  • Video and/or Resources: Flickr cc attribution helper by Alan Levine

Morgue File

  • Website: https://morguefile.com
  • Cost: Free
  • Access: web
  • Account: Pro account available for $25/annual fee
  • Ideas: search for images based on a theme or topic; download and store links to images in project document
  • Description: searchable database of images that can be downloaded for free with no attribution required (but suggested to ensure safe use); no account required but Pro account available
  • Video and/or Resources:

Pics 4 Learning

  • Website: http://www.pics4learning.com
  • Cost: FREE
  • Access: web based
  • Account: No Signup to download; downloads to computer OR to Google Drive
  • Ideas: can save images to your Google drive; provides all attribution information with the image; Searchable under subjects, topics, keywords, etc.
  • Description: “Pics4Learning is a curated image library that is safe and free for education. Teachers and students can use the copyright-friendly photos and illustrations for classroom projects, web sites, videos, portfolios, or any other projects in an educational setting.” (from their website)
  • Video and/or Resources:

Pixabay

  • Website: https://pixabay.com
  • Cost: Free
  • Access: web based
  • Account: free account available
  • Ideas: search, click on image selected, click download button, select size of image, insert ‘captcha’ information
  • Description: free images under Creative Copyright CC0 license – no attribution required; free account allows you to download without having to use ‘captcha’ on each image
  • Video and/or Resources: Pixabay Tool Demo Video

Eight Free Photo sites

  • Website: http://www.spencerauthor.com/2015/04/eight-free-photo-sites-that-require-no.html/
  • Cost: free
  • Access: free
  • Account: none required
  • Ideas: view and download selected images for future use; collect links in a ‘project document’ to be able to find them again at a later date
  • Description: collection of sites compiled by John Spencer; images require no attribution; downloading options; not searchable
  • Video and/or Resources:

FREE: Music, Songs, Sounds Effects

ccMixter

  • Website: http://ccmixter.org/view/media/home
  • Cost: free
  • Access: web or mobile app
  • Account: Signup required
  • Ideas: select music tracks for audio or video productions that is free; attribution info is provided
  • Description: music mixing and downloading site; select whole tracks or individual music files; search for music based on type, style, genre; attribution resource is included when accessing files
  • Video and/or Resources:

Free Music Archive

  • Website: http://freemusicarchive.org/
  • Cost: Free
  • Access: web based
  • Account: can get free account
  • Description: stream or download music from this large repository; creative commons licensing available; can get URL links to sound files with freeplayer;
  • Video and/or Resources: Webinar recording: Music for Educators (YouTube video) – relating to creative commons and free music archive

Free Play Music


FreeSound

  • Website: https://www.freesound.org/
  • Cost: FREE
  • Access: Web
  • Account: Signup required to download
  • Ideas: find and use sound effects to stories or videos; add interest and excitement to audio recordings or story reading
  • Description: search, select and use free sound effects
  • Video and/or Resources: FreeSound FAQ

MacJams

  • Website: http://www.macjams.com/
  • Cost: Free (not just for Mac users)
  • Access: web based
  • Account: free
  • Ideas: select and download theme music to support video or project topics; use Audacity to re-mix sounds together into new audio tracks
  • Description: select and listen or download music files; search using listing of over 100 music styles; download using the ‘song actions’ links; creative commons licensing is readily available
  • Video and/or Resources:

Jamendo

  • Website: https://www.jamendo.com/?language=en
  • Cost: Free to stream; account needed to download
  • Access: web based
  • Account: free
  • Description: wide variety of song genres, sounds, clips; search features include genre, mood, instrument; stream to listen before you download
  • Video and/or Resources: Using free music on Jamendo video

  

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