Google Images Are Not Copyright Free

Many students use google images to find pictures for projects. Although google images can be handy and easy to use, the images are not always copyright free and legal to use. Read more here. As teachers, we need to teach this concept to our students.

Two places to find royalty free images are and (within district). When using wikipedia, students can click on an image, scroll down and read the copyright information about the image. Many times, graphics found on wikipedia are designated as Creative Commons.

Within GCISD, users can access to find a variety of clipart, photos, and web images that are all copyright free. GCISD has a paid subscription to this resource and teachers and students can feel confident in using it.

This article sums up the issue of copyright nicely. Take a few extra minutes to integrate this lesson of copyright into your research projects.