May 19, 2019

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Take a Photo - Find a Photo - Share a Photo

May is National Photo, Photograph, and Photography Month! Celebrate with edtech resources to help you and your students find FREE images.

Grades K-12

TeachersFirst's Free Image Resources

Image usage is a perfect time to discuss the important topics of copyright, Creative Commons, and more. This curated list of resources provides the BEST of TeachersFirst's free image tools. Read the descriptions to find the perfect tool for your needs.

Grades K-12

Bing Images

Search a variety of images in categories like popular people, feed topics, animals, nature, backgrounds and more. Choose the info link to learn about the featured image, scroll through to find stunning images from previous days, and create collections.

Grades K-12


Stockio offers thousands of free images, vector files, icons, fonts, and videos for personal and commercial use without attribution and with no registration required! Search images by name and type by using the search bar and the drop-down box provided.

Grades K-12


Celebrate photography with the thousands of free images and stock photos available here! Preview and download images free of charge. Show students how to browse categories or use the keyword search to find images for their projects.

Get Social & Share Your Images

Share your favorite images using these three tech tools. Create photo collages, share images, and turn your photos into videos!

Grades 5-12


Engage your students with this social photo sharing site where they can post, tag, and describe their surroundings based on a teacher-directed prompt or activity. Create an account and search the collection of Siftrs for inspiration.

Grades K-12

Photo Collage

Create and share your photo collages with this tool, no registration required. Add or drag images from your computer onto the workspace. Move and size pictures as desired, use the Auto Collage feature to place images, or select from ready-made templates.

Grades K-12


Construct online videos and use the photo editor to create and share short videos. Add text, include filters, change images to video, and upload media from your computer using the provided boxes and personalize content as you wish.

Adventures in Photo Editing

This trio of photo editing tools are magical! Remove the background from an image, turn photos into a work of art from a favorite artist, and edit and enhance images.

Grades K-12

Remove Background

Upload an image from your computer or enter the URL of an image that includes people and a background. This tool will remove everything in the background (in 5-minutes or less), so that you only see the people. Save the finished product to your computer.

Grades K-12


Simple as 1-2-3, this site transforms any image into the style of your chosen artist. Upload your picture, select the style, and then submit. The process takes up to 15 minutes depending on the amount of traffic. (An email will be sent with the image.)

Grades K-12

Free Online Photo Editor

This site is great for creating images for a project. Upload your own image or use one of the images available at this site (no registration is required). Enhance and edit the images by adding text and borders and including filters and effects.

This Week at TeachersFirst

Join us on Tuesday (5/21) for an engaging virtual workshop featuring free Microsoft tools for authentic assessment! And, middle level science teachers, now is the perfect time to learn about MySciLife -- attend our Jumpstart webinar on Thursday (5/23). We also encourage you to visit our Infusing Technology blog for a variety of recent posts filled with technology integration ideas. And, don't forget to answer our poll about how you use images in the classroom.

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OK2Ask® Virtual Workshop

Authentic Assessment with Flipgrid, Sway, and more!

Explore, compare, and contrast several Microsoft tools that can be used for authentic assessment. Join us on Tuesday (5/21) at 7 pm ET to learn how to use Flipgrid, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Sway to create authentic assessments throughout your units.

Register to learn about tools for assessing student learning »

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Attention Middle Level Science Teachers

MySciLife Jumpstart Webinar

Learn how MySciLife--our safe, social learning platform where students LIVE and LEARN science--fosters the 4Cs and more. Join us on May 23rd at 7pm ET for a MySciLife Jumpstart webinar. Get an overview of our platform and set up your FREE account.

Learn more about MySciLife »

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Infusing Technology Blog

Let's Talk About Media Literacy

Did you know that you can search for specific topics in our Infusing Technology blog? This week we are sharing posts related to media literacy. Learn insightful tech integration ideas for your class and peruse the various blog posts to find inspiration.

Be inspired to try (or learn) something new »

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Weekly Poll

Images in the Classroom

What is the primary reason you use image resources in your classroom? Tell us by answering our poll and see the responses from other educators.

Share your thoughts with our community! »

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