Teacher resources: Digital Visuals Galore!

Here are some of my favorite resources for free photos and clip art for language teachers and literacy tutors.

University of Victoria’s Language Teaching Clipart Library – This site has about 3000 images, available either on a transparent background or on a white background. This is a super resource for teaching vocabulary.

The Realia Project – All the images in this digital media database has been reviewed by language teaching professionals to ensure their quality and appropriateness for the classroom.

Digital Saskatchewan – This site houses almost 9000 images and over 80 videos. The topic is the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. The images however, may be applicable to language teachers from many other places, too.

Free Educational Clipart – Find graphics in colour and black-and-white, along with links to clip art sources on other sites.

The Teacher Files: Free Educational Clip art – A list of links to a variety of clip art pages that are designed specifically for educators.

Pics4Learning – A copyright friendly image library for teachers and students.

Mark Treadwell’s Internet Tools for Teachers – Online Image Libraries – Links to a variety of sites that offer royalty-free photography for educators.

FreeFoto.com – Over 100,000 free high-quality photos. Linkback and attribution are required. This site has some very high quality photos that I just love.

FreeStockPhotos.com – Thousands of high-quality photos. Linkback and attribution are required.

PD Photo – A variety of (mostly free) photos for educators.

50 Places to Find Images – A super blog post by TJ McCue. Although the article is aimed at businesses, many of these resources work for education, too.

Disclaimer: The licensing agreements offered by these sites may change from time to time, so be sure to read over the acceptable use policy for each site before using their images.

Do you have a favorite site here that I’ve missed? If so, leave a comment and share your favorite site with us.


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Sarah Elaine Eaton is a faculty member in the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Canada.

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