Royalty Free Multimedia (Well, almost..)

Here are some great websites where kids can use images, audio, and video for projects.

Please follow the Intellectual Property guidelines by teaching kids to cite their sources. Use CAUTION with any media if you will be broadcasting over the Internet! Google Images and video is a wide open source to take just about anything. Most Photos found on Google Images are subject to copyright and do not express permission to use accordingly. Here are a list of sites that do allow permission to use for education purposes.

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PHOTOGRAPHS

CLIPART

Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/index.html
AAA Clipart http://www.aaaclipart.com/
United Streaming http://www.unitedstreaming.com
Free Clipart Pictures http://www.free-clipart-pictures.net/
Free Digital Photos http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/
Hassle Free Clipart http://www.hasslefreeclipart.com/
Yoto Photo http://yotophoto.com/
Discovery Clipart http://school.discovery.com/clipart/
Free Images http://www.freeimages.co.uk/
Classroom Clipart http://classroomclipart.com/
Font Play http://www.fontplay.com/freephotos/
Awesome Clipart for Educators http://www.awesomeclipartforeducators.com/
Barry's Free Photos http://www.barrysfreephotos.com/
Wise Gorilla http://www.wisegorilla.com/clipart.html
Stock Vault http://www.stockvault.net/ (No rebroadcast over Internet)

Prints & Photographs Reading Room http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/catalog.html

Pictures of Places http://www.picturesofplaces.com/


More Free Pics on the web...
http://www.compfight.com/
http://www.copyrightfreephotos.com/
http://www.bestphotos.us/
http://www.fws.gov/digitalmedia
http://nix.nasa.gov/
http://www.pics4learning.com
http://www.mutopiaproject.org
http://gimp-savvy.com/PHOTO-ARCHIVE
http://eduscapes.com/tap/topic98.htm
http://www.freefoto.com
http://www.bigfoto.com
http://www.loc.gov/rr/geogmap/gmpage.html - maps
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook - maps


Clip Art Sources

Clipart Educational Clearinghouse
http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/index.htm

Over 5500 pieces of free clipart for students and teachers!

#1 Free Clip Art
http://www.1clipart.com/
Over 10,000 free clip art images in over 300 categories. Each image may be edited online.

Convenient categories include awards, health & safety, language arts, letters & numbers, mascots, math, science, social studies, technology, and more.
Pics4learning
http://www.pics4learning.com/
Pics4Learning is a copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students. The Pics4Learning collection consists of thousands of images that have been donated by students, teachers, and amateur photographers.
Royal-Free Clip Art Collection for Foreign/Second Language Instruction
http://tell.fll.purdue.edu/JapanProj//FLClipart/
Clipart from the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Purdue University to be used by foreign language instructors. Drawings are designed to be culturally and linguistically neutral as much as possible. Categories: verbs, adjectives, nouns, buildings and places, food and drinks, people and animals, sports, things and events, time, vehicle, and medical.

Font Sources

1001 Free Fonts
http://www.1001freefonts.com/
Huge archive of free fonts. Categories include PC fonts, MAC fonts, top 20, font search, and font tools.
Font Garden
http://www.fontgarden.com/
Creative and fun site with a vast archive of free fonts, including handwriting scripts of all descriptions.
High Fonts
http://www.highfonts.com/
3,000 free fonts for downloading.
SimplytheBest Fonts Library
http://simplythebest.net/fonts/
Mostly freeware fonts listed both alphabetically and in categories. Each font has a full preview page.
Font Freak
http://www.fontfreak.com/index2.htm
Thousands of free fonts from over 300 different authors. The fonts are divided into a PC and a Mac section.
Acid Fonts
http://www.acidfonts.com/
4,700 free fonts available, including holiday and number fonts. The pages show graphical examples of each font.




AUDIO

http://www.ccmixter.org/
http://www.freeplaymusic.com
http://www.pdinfo.com/list/g.htm
http://www.imusicsearch.com
http://www.moviewavs.com
http://www.wavethemes.org
http://www.emp3world.com
http://www.findsounds.com
http://www.flashkit.com/loops
http://www.sounddogs.com
http://www.shure.com/booklets/distancelearn.html
http://www.freesound.org/
http://beemp3.com/
http://www.sounddogs.com
http://www.freesound.org/
http://beemp3.com/

Did you know that all of the music in Garageband is FREE???

Video

http://www.unitedstreaming.com
http://www.teachertube.com
http://www.youtube.com

Audio Sources

OneMusic Sample Bank
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/onemusic/sample/
Over 1,000 free music files available for download. You can listen to samples in RealPlayer and then download them as .wav files to use in presentations.
FreeSoloPiano
http://freesolopiano.com/music.html
Free piano music downloads.
FreeSoloGuitar
http://freesologuitar.com/
Free guitar music downloads.
BBC Radio Downloads
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/downloadtrial/
As part of a trial that runs from May to December 2005, the BBC is offering audio files of certain programs and program highlights as free downloads.
The World
http://www.theworld.org/index.shtml
Great selection of downloadable audio files of international news events.
Internet Archive Open Source Audio
http://www.archive.org/audio/collection.php?collection=opensource_audio
Huge selection of audio files which can be downloaded for free. Categories include: live music archive, presidential recordings, science radio, and democracy now.
Project Gutenberg Sheet Music
http://www.gutenberg.org/music/
Project Gutenberg volunteers have been engaging in digitizing public domain sheet music, for study and performance. This wonderful resource features free musical downloads from composers such as Brahms and Beethoven.



Photo Sources

Free Foto
http://www.freefoto.com/index.jsp
72,946 free images with 122 sections organized into 2547 categories.
Pixel Perfect Digital
http://www.pixelperfectdigital.com/index.php
Huge selection of free photographs. Files include subjects such as architecture, abstracts, ocean, musical instruments, nature, animals and insects, currency, patterns, and textures.
Stock Vault
http://www.stockvault.net/gallery/
Free images organized into categories: animals, constructions, nature, objects, people, textures, 3D renders, and web templates.
Morgue File
http://www.morguefile.com/
The term "morgue file" is popular in the newspaper business to describe the file that holds past issues flats. This morgue file contains free high resolution digital stock photography for either corporate or public use.
Open Photo
http://www.openphoto.net/
Easy to navigate website with a wide range of downloadable photos. Topics include architecture, animals, clouds, computers, driving, landscapes, flowers, light, motion, living spaces, places, technology, still life, nature, dogs, and cates.
Image After
http://www.imageafter.com/
A large online free photo collection. Any image or texture from the site can be downloaded for personal or commercial use.


Video Sources

Movie Archive
http://www.archive.org/details/movies
A moving image archive with 17,478 downloadable video files. Collections include: the Prelinger Archives - 48,000 short films (vintage TV adds, educational, industrial, and amateur), Feature Films, Computer Chronicles, Net CafŽ TV series, Election 2004, Independent News, SIGGRAPH Computer Animation, MSRI Math Lectures, Vintage Cartoons, World at War, and Universal Newsreels.
The Library of Congress Motion Picture Collection
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/browse/ListSome.php?format=Motion+Picture
Fifteen collections of downloadable motion pictures on topics such as the Spanish-American War, Presidential Inaugurations, September 11th, Edison Companies, etc.
The Open Video Project
http://www.open-video.org/
Free, downloadable video from a variety of sources, especially video programs obtained from U.S. government agencies such as the U.S. Records and Archives Administration and NASA. The Open Video Project is housed at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Genres include documentary, educational, ephemeral, historical, lecture and public service. There are options to select footage in color or black & white, as well as movies with sound or silent.
Governor's Office Audio-Video Library
http://www.myflorida.com/myflorida/government/mediacenter/audiovideo.html
Downloadable audio and video clips of Governor Jeb Bush's press conferences, bill signings, speeches and interviews.
Exploring Florida Movies
http://fcit.usf.edu/florida/movies/movies.htm
Florida related movies grouped into categories: The blacksmith, Hernando DeSoto in America, A group of musicians, The tanner, The art of whipmaking, Spanish American War, Archeological sites, Seminole and U.S. Army artifacts.
A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust
http://fcit.usf.edu/holocaust/resource/movies.htm
Short QuickTime movies of survivor testimony, Kristallnacht, ghettos, transports, camps and other Holocaust themes.
Newsfilm Online
http://temp5.bufvc.ac.uk/newsfilmonline/public_html/index.php?mode=samples
Produced by ITN, the world's largest independent news organization, this website offers a number of ITN news stories available to download for free, arranged by theme and date. Categories include: Art, Black and Asian issues, Computing and Technology, Courts, Trials and Crime reporting, Crowds, Disasters, Health, Language, Natural Disasters and Weather, Science and Technology, Street fashion, and US Civil Rights.
First World War Vintage Media
http://www.firstworldwar.com/audio/index.htm
Contains archive video and audio recordings of politicians, royalty, commander, battles, songs and speeches from the World War I era.
Medic Direct Operations on Video
http://www.medicdirect.co.uk/videos/default.ihtml?pid=873&step=4
An interactive website hosted by UK medical consultants to provide health information online. Features downloadable video (in both low and high resolution) of seventeen different operations, including cataract surgery, colonoscopy, endoscopy showing stomach cancer, hip joint repair, examination of trachea and lungs, laparoscopic sterilization, anatomy of female reproductive system, tonsillectomy, and several others.
Alger Hiss, Justice or Just the Beginning?
http://homepages.nyu.edu/~th15/av.html
Website on Alger Hiss, the US State Department official convicted of perjury during the McCarthy Era, following accusations that he was a communist. The site includes downloadable video clips of American newsreel coverage of the story.


Presentation Help

Presenters' University
http://presentersuniversity.com/
Here you'll find lots of FREE stuff to put in all your presentations. Try free presentation software and download free PowerPoint templates or Corel masters. Read articles from presentation experts and post your presentation questions to the bulletin board.
Visual Aids in Teaching
http://www.vanderbilt.edu/cft/resources/teaching_resources/technology/presentations.htm
Great resource created by the Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt University. Website presents rules, guidelines and resource links to help instructors use visual aids in teaching.
Active Learning with PowerPoint
http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/teachlearn/workshops/powerp/index.html
A tutorial on using active learning with PowerPoint created by the University of Minnesota. Sections include mini-workshop on video, active lecturing, active learning strategies, effective handouts, games in PowerPoint, formative assessment and resources.
Visual Being Weblog
http://www.visualbeing.com/
A group weblog dedicated to sharing resources that can help anyone involved in any aspect of the presentation process achieve better results.
Prevent "PowerPointless" Presentations
http://oasis.unc.edu/index.php?module=pagemaster&PAGE_user_op=view_page&PAGE_id=41&MMN_position=46:12:14
Simple, easy to read website created at the University of Chapel Hill to provide faculty with some basic strategies for improving their PowerPoint presentations. Topics include: principles of good speaking, customizing templates and master slides, preventing distraction, effective organization and clarity, and design tips.
Tips for Presentation Graphics
http://www.lgta.org/ppt2000/l6.tips.htm
Graphic tips for producing slides, computer screen shows, video and transparencies.


Ezedia Help

eZedia Training Videos
http://www.ezedia.com/support/training/show_me/index.html
Atomic Learning
http://www.atomiclearning.com
Short tutorials for both Windows and Mac software. Find tutorials for eZediaMX, eZediaQTI, and eZediaQTI 2.
eZedia Resources
http://www.ezedia.com/support/resources/
Resources to help you plan, organize, create, and manage multimedia projects. Files include eZedia showcase, media libraries with templates, backgrounds, buttons and other visual elements, and links to useful web sites.
eZedia Support
http://www.ezedia.com/support/index.html
A variety of support options to resolve your questions and issues, including eZedia discussion forum, training, updates and upgrades, and contact support.
eZedia Forum
http://forum.ezedia.net/
Discussion forum for all eZedia multimedia products. You'll find answers to frequently asked questions, discuss general topics, share project ideas, and lots of other tips.
eZedia Help
http://www.ezedia.com/support/help.html
Helpful information on the various file formats eZedia uses to convey information, resources and downloads. The help section also includes information on and links to support software for eZedia.
eZedia Links
ttp://www.ezedia.com/support/resources/links.html
A collection of websites and products for eZedia users, including tutorials, media links, QuickTime links, reference links and font links.


Keynote Help

Apple's Keynote Support
http://www.apple.com/support/keynote/
Atomic Learning
http://www.atomiclearning.com/
Excellent just-in-time learning website with short tutorials for Keynote and Keynote 2.
Apple Keynote Discussion Forum
http://discussions.info.apple.com/webx/keynote/
Search for an answer, post your question, or answer other users' questions in the Apple Discussions community for Keynote.
Keynote User Tips
http://www.keynoteuser.com/tips/index.html
Themes, tips, links, troubleshooting, and other cool stuff for Apple's Keynote presentation software.
Introducing Keynote 3
http://www.apple.com/iwork/keynote/
Main webpage for Keynote 3 on the apple website. Explore the new features of Keynote 3 such as 3D charts; freeform curves, shapes, and masks; tables with calculations; and reviewer comment notes.
Keynote Theme Park
http://www.keynotethemepark.com/index.html
Cool website with sections for free theme downloads, recommended links, news and tips.


PowerPoint Help

Atomic Learning
http://www.atomiclearning.com/
Excellent just-in-time learning website with short tutorials for PowerPoint.
PowerPoint Basics Tutorial
http://www.iupui.edu/~webtrain/tutorials/powerpoint2000_basics.html
Simple, step by step, no frills tutorial of PowerPoint basics with easy to read instructions and helpful screen shots.
PowerPoint Answers
http://www.powerpointanswers.com/
Great website featuring articles, tips and tricks, tools, template sources, custom answers, and public speaking hints.
Using PowerPoint in the Classroom
http://www.west.asu.edu/achristie/powerpoint/
Rational and ideas for using PowerPoint in the classroom, as well as tips, tricks, tutorials, templates, resources and a section on integrating technology in the classroom.
PowerPoint Tips & Tricks
http://www.bitbetter.com/powertips.htm
Great tips and tricks including a list of keyboard shortcuts for PowerPoint and a FAQs section organized into categories.
123PPT
http://www.123ppt.com/powerpoint-tutorials/index.asp
Helpful techniques and brief tutorials in using PowerPoint effectively. New tips and helpful user tricks are added every week.
PowerPoint in the Classroom
http://www.actden.com/pp
A fun, colorful website with two cartoon like characters who guide you through the basics of PowerPoint.