What Images Can I use in my products?
Be Careful with just going to google. Research it more.
Yes Google is very easy to find images, but Just Don’t do it. It may be free to find it, but it doesn’t mean you’re free to reuse it in your Amped Up Learning resources. You have to know who owns it and what/how they allow it to be used.
The key is to make sure that you have the right to use anything you include in your resources. That includes photographs, clip art and other images, borders and other design elements, etc.
Of course the best way is to create your own clipart, illustrations, etc, but heck, we all aren't artists...We are busy being the amazing teachers that we are.
We got you covered. Amped Up Learning (as well as other sites) have great clipart sellers that you can purchase clipart from (with a license that you can use it commercially for your own products).
The internet has loads of websites(Google is great here) of images and clip art libraries. It can be tough to know which sites to trust, and how to navigate their licensing rules, so it’s good to be cautious and read carefully. Here are some great places to start.
- New York Public Library (Public Domain Digital Collection)
- Library of Congress Prints & Photographs catalog (Many of these images are stated to be in the public domain, although it's important to make sure you're reading the description for each image you want to use. The LOC does not make any guarantees about its rights assessment.)