Images for your blogs, presentations etc.
Remember you should NOT just google for pictures. You need to find out if you are allowed to use the pictures. Even if you can you might have to add attribution. Attribution is where you tell who took the photo and how it is licensed.
Easy to use, you do not need to attribute
- FlickrCC Stampr This will find photos you can use and add attribution automatically.
- Morguefile.com free stock photos these are all free to use without attribution.
- Unsplash Even though credit isn’t required, Unsplash photographers appreciate a credit as it provides exposure to their work and encourages them to continue sharing. A credit can be as simple as adding their name with a link to their profile or photo
- Museo searches museums for public domain pictures. You can use without attribution.
Harder ones you need to think a bit
- 1 million+ Stunning Free Images to Use Anywhere – Pixabay you need to be careful as the site shows shutterstock images you need to pay for too.
- Pics4Learning | Free photos for education You need to read and find out what attribution you can use.
- CC Search You need to visit the image page and copy the attribution.
- This google search will active the advance search for images you can use, but you still need to find where the image came from and get the attribution!
Your own Photos
Remember don’t put photos of people that they would not like to be seen and do not identify yourself or other classmates. Ask permission.
- Mathematical Demonstrations really useful demos of Maths ideas
- Drummo’s Daily
- Maths Tools Dice, spinners etc. for playing games.
- Banton Surge Bingo and other things.
Other School Blogs
It is good to find out what other children are doing by reading their blogs. You could leave them a comment, and take a note to tell our class about interesting posts.
You can see what is happening in North Lanarkshire schools: Glow Blogs – North Lanarkshire
Some schools across Scotland are sharing here: Share Our Learning/
And here are some other small schools:
Burravoe Primary School in Shetland, is smaller than Banton Primary!
How To Write A Great Comment – Tips
Start with a greeting Remember to address the blogger by name.
Compliment in a Specific Way A compliment is a great way to begin a comment. Remember to comment about something specific. Rather than writing ‘I really liked your post,’ you could write ‘I really liked your vivid description of the setting, it made me feel like I was there.’
Add New Facts If you know something about the topic, you can add more factual information in your comment.
Make a Connection What does the post remind you of? Try to make a connection to yourself, to the world or to another text. For example, you could write ‘your post reminded me of when I went to India last year.’
End with a Question Try to start a conversation. Ask the blogger a relevant question and hopefully they will reply.
Proofread Your Comment When you blog, many people may be reading your posts and comments, so it is very important to proofread.