I like using Flickr to find great photos I can use in the classroom. Photos can be useful for many things: slideshows of a topic of study, PowerPoint presentations, photo file for the science center, photos for alphabet charts or beginning sound pictures, and many more. Photos with a Creative Commons license can be downloaded and used for personal use without asking the photographer’s permission. Please do not download any copyrighted photos unless you email that person and they give you permission. A word of warning: you never know what you may see on Flickr, so do not show any Flickr images to children online. Download them onto your computer first. That way, you know what you’re showing the children is appropriate. Be cautious about making direct links to Flickr photos (on your website or blog) because Flickr members have the option of replacing a photo.
Here is a tutorial I made for finding Creative Commons photos on Flickr. It can be viewed on full screen on the Slideshare site.
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