Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence
Khan Academy - Engaging instructional videos across disciplines including Math, Science, Finance, Economics, and Humanities,
PBS Video - Award-winning national programming and locally produced shows.
SnagFilms - A collection of independent movies on demand. Includes films that entertain and inform, engage and inspire, encourage discovery, and create community.
TeacherTube - Provides an online community for sharing instructional videos. An educationally focused, safe venue for teachers and schools.
Ted Talks - TED believes in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. TED is a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world’s most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other.
The History Channel - Search and view History Channel programming by keyword, w by show, or by topic. Categories include American history, military history, mysteries and unexplained, science and technology, and society and culture.
YouTube - YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small.
YouTube for Schools - This YouTube channel has been designed specifically to tend to teachers and learners digital needs. It features educational videos from several renowned educational partners(around 600 in total) including Smithsonian, TED, Steve Spangler Science, and Numberphile.
Archive.Org - This is the grand daddy of all public domain archives for images, text, audio, and film. It takes a bit to get used to using the site but once you get the hang of it, it is well worth it. Lots of treasures here.
American Memory - These are history images from the Library of Congress.
Bowdoin Botany Database - Images are copyrighted but are free for educators: "Educators and students may use these images as part of their teaching, research, and/or studies, but may not sell or otherwise make a profit on their use."
Burning Well - This is one of numerous archives of public domain images.
Cadyu - Provides public domain and Creative Commons licensed 3-d images of objects. This would be appropriate for a design class, autocad, etc.
Clipart Etc. - From the University of Florida. A maximum of fifty (50) clipart items may be used in any non-commercial, educational project (report, presentation, display, website, etc.) without special permission.
Creative Commons Search - This combines multiple search engines and gives you the results in one spot based on license chosen.
Environmental Education Station.- These are public domain photos that were funded by an environmental studies grant. These photos are royalty free and may be used without charge for any educational purpose with attribution to David Anderson.
Images in the Public Domain - Many of these are from old encyclopedias. Still useful.
Library of Congress - Most of the images in these holdings are in public domain unless specifically cataloged otherwise.
Public Domain Images - This site collects high quality public domain images.
Public Domain Image links - This is from the University of Wisconsin. Great metasite with links to many public domain resources.
Smithsonian - Encourages educational fair use of all of their images as long as you cite the source. Many of their images are in public domain unless they specify copyright information.
Web Gallery of Art - Intended to be a free resource of art history primarily for students and teachers. It is a private initiative not related to any museums or art institutions, and not supported financially by any state or corporate sponsors.
Wikimedia - One option to search: go to Google and type: site:commons.wikimedia.org "search term" where “search term” equals a single word like “photosynthesis.” Notice that there is only a single space AFTER “org.” Do not put a space after the colon.
U.S. Government Public Domain - The US govt. has made it easier to find images that they have produced that are in the public domain. They are freely available and need no permission.