Etiquette When Using Online Images for School Projects

Finding images online for school project


Let’s face it, my friend. our youngsters learn differently than we did at their age. they need access to any or all the knowledge they have in their back pockets. they will run circles around us when it involves navigating apps and computer programs. and about trying new learning web tools, that they are bold.

Now, you would not want your child to run into a picture gallery and steal an image off the wall, would you? I’m pretty confident that you simply would want them to follow the law and be an upstanding citizen. But, have you ever taught them to not steal digital images? Does one know the principles and standards for using online images even when they have used a watermark remover to make it look not copied illegaly?

One aspect of digital responsibility is knowing a way to use technology and digital media in an ethical way. Your children must understand that stealing another person’s work could be a crime.

Here, I’ve gathered some resources to assist you to guide your kiddos in digital responsibility. review this post together after you gather your kids around.

Understanding Copyright and use

It’s important that our children understand the laws about copyright and use. Watch these videos and discuss whether you’ve got been using digital media in an ethical way or if you wish to form any changes.

Curtis, “The Communication Guy,” developed a flowchart to assist you to identify “Can I take advantage of That Picture?” Discuss the standards for using digital media for college projects, and center on the chart together with your kids. Is it OK? Have them show you the trail on the flowchart that led them to their conclusion. What if they wanted to use a picture on an internet site for a business? Do the principles change?

Better safe than sorry

So, how does one ensure your homeschoolers can legally use a picture, video, or music you found online?

  1. Whenever possible, use property-right photos, video, and music. Materials created by the federal are dead in the general public domain. See the list below for more online sources for property rights images.
  2. If the media isn’t property right, work out the owner and ask permission to use the image.
  3. Give credit to the creator. Cite the source within or at the top of your learning project. You’ll use this handy tool at to find out the right format for citing an internet site.
  4. When doubtful, don’t use it!


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Where to search out property right images for student projects

Note: Not all images at these sites are property-right images.

  • Google Advanced Search
  • Creative Commons
  • “The Commons” at Flickr
  • EduPics
  • FreeFoto
  • Free Images
  • Open Photo
  • Pics4Learning
  • Wikimedia Commons

How to download the pictures to use in projects

Unsure the way to even get an image from the online to your project? It’s pretty easy.

  1. Search for a picture
  2. Right click on the image you would like and click on ‘Save image as’.
  3. Choose the file location for saving and alter the name if needed.

When you’re able to use the image in your project, retrieve it from the file location where you saved it.