Bring classic radio programs into your class with RadioLovers

December 20, 2010

RadioLovers has archived old radio shows from the pre-television days. Bob Hope, Groucho Marx, and Laurel and Hardy are just a few among the classic voices kept alive at this site, which features free downloads of the files in MP3 format.

Find free images at Flickr: Creative Commons

February 11, 2010

BY JASON DON FORSYTHE Images — so useful in education, yet so convoluted in copyright explanations that many people fear using them. But if you wade into the waters of Creative Commons you can find millions of available images, ready … Continued

Download free images for educators at Pics4Learning

June 23, 2009

BY BILL FERRIS Pics4Learning is another handy resource for teachers who need images to use in class that: 1) look cool, and 2) won’t get them in trouble for copyright violations. According to the Pics4Learning site, “Unlike many Internet sites, … Continued

Google adds Creative Commons image search

June 16, 2009

BY BILL FERRIS It’s hard to believe that Google figured out how to search for my house from space before getting around to searching for photos licensed under Creative Commons1. According to the Google Operating System blog (not affiliated with … Continued

Learn to navigate copyright law at Teaching Copyright

June 1, 2009

What good is a free photo editor if you don’t know which images you can manipulate with it? With all this fancy-schmancy technology available to students for free, they also need to learn about copyright. At Teaching Copyright, they aim … Continued

Reverse-search images with TinEye

April 22, 2009

Hello and greetings once again from my undisclosed, fortified location. As will happen from time to time, I started to feel the authorities closing in all around me. Men sporting both mustaches and sunglasses would stare at me for much … Continued

What's fair in fair use?

April 2, 2009

You’ve probably heard a lot by now about using Creative Commons images, and how you shouldn’t use copyrighted material online, but sometimes this presents a great big brick wall to learning. Take a look at this photo. It’s a pretty … Continued

The Educator's Guide to the Creative Commons

December 16, 2008

How can you legally use copyrighted material in your class? Or can you do it at all? What if a student turns in a project that a copyrighted photo, or a video with a copyrighted song as the soundtrack? Are … Continued