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Teaching Tip

From the Teacher’s Aide Newsletter

2012 September

Capturing Online Photos

Make sure that the pictures and graphics you use are truly open source. Many people type in a search engine, such as Bing, and think that all those images are freely available. Unfortunately, that’s not necessarily the case. Sometimes it’s obvious, as when there is a watermark copyright symbol on the image; most images are not royalty-free. You must get permission before you copy. There are numerous open source images available, although the search options for those images tend to be rather limited.

Wikimedia Commons is an example of a site that has 13 million images, yet only 9 on massage, 5 on acupuncture, and 142 on yoga.

Please share your favorite open source sites.