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Free Clipart for Teachers and Students, Images for School
School-Related and Educational Clip Art
Here are 22 eye-catching free websites with clip art and images for back-to-school projects, many designed specifically for students and teachers. Need images for you lesson, presentation, or student research project? These sites all together contain thousands of images for papers, projects and teacher and student websites.
Finding kid-friendly clipart for math, science, reading, writing, geography and sports can be a chore. The websites below all offer their images free of charge to teachers, students, and school organizations such as PTOs and PTAs. Not just royalty free - but absolutely free.
Image by author created on Picnik using public domain clipart courtesy of Open Clip Art Library.
ACE School Clipart - Clipart Resources great for history, music, elementary school, math, & art
ACE School Clipart has wonderfully colorful clipart and photos with themes that include school, patriotic, American history, animals, holidays and kids. Lots of bookbags and backpacks.
Philip Martin Free Clipart - Clip art for sports, math, science, history, geography, art, certificates and more
I can't praise Philip Martin's work enough! His imaginative quirky style appeals to elementary students and teens. Free Clipart by Philip Martin is useful for school projects in art, math, science, social studies, animals, the Bible, certificates, holidays, technology, sports, and religion.
School Clip Art - Clipart for teachers and students includes holidays, animals and scenery
School Clip Art has images in dozens of easy-to-navigate categories.
Classroom Clipart - Large collection of Images and photographs for teachers and students
Classroom Clipart has 58,000 images. The main categories contain photographs in all subject areas. Look in the "Clipart" category for colorful artistic clipart, including animations.
Discovery Education Clip Art Gallery
Clipart for teachers and students in math, science, social studies, arts, and sports
One of the most popular educational clipart collections is Discovery Education's Clip Art Gallery. They have 500 images in the usual subjects, as well as food, health and safety, seasons, and holidays.
Clipart for Free - Teaching clipart, kids clipart, with new images added frequently
Lots of wonderful images can be found in the Clipart for Free blog. New images are posted several times a year. This collection includes some fun categories such as Scary, Superhero and Family.
PTO Today Clip Art Gallery - Great clipart for PTO, PTA or any parent school group
If you send out newsletters and flyers for a school's parent association, then PTO Today Clip Art Gallery has a collection of images designed for you. It's loaded with clipart for events organized by PTOs and PTAs such as fundraisers, calls for volunteers, and after-school events.
Wikimedia Commons Open Clipart
An often overlooked large collection of free and well-designed images is located on Wikimedia Commons Open Clipart. Unlike most of the other sites, Wikimedia's collection is searchable. In addition they have a huge collection of photographs and other images that are excellent for school projects on Wikimedia Pictures and Images.
PLEASE NOTE that while these clipart collections are free, most of the owners want to be credited. They require that if you use their images in electronic media, you give them credit and link back to their website. Look at the licensing or usage rights links on each site to learn more.
Rules for Using Clipart for Educational Projects
Here is a sample policy:
The clip art images you find at School-Clip-Art.com are provided FREE for educational use. Teachers can use them for worksheets, Lesson Plans, Quizzes, Web sites, and other classroom needs. Students can use them for their homework assignments and Web sites too.
When using clip art please provide a link back to http://www.school-clip-art.com giving credit for the clip art used. If you have questions please contact us."
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