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Great resource at https://americantesol.com/blogger/12-websites-to-find-images-for-student-projects-or-visual-lessons/

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at https://www.dreamstime.com/blog/how-to-use-stock-media-well-no-one-will-know-you-re-using-stock-media-47730

Read more in Use of Free Textbooks Is Rising, but Barriers Remain at https://www.chronicle.com/article/Use-of-Free-Textbooks-Is/242086

Excerpt:

“Opening the Textbook: Educational Resources in U.S. Higher Education, 2017,” surveyed 2,700 full- and part-time faculty members to measure, among other things, their use of open educational resources, commonly called OER. It is the third such survey produced by the Babson Survey Research Group in recent years.

Over that time the share of faculty members adopting open-licensed textbooks rose from 5 percent in 2015 to 9 percent today, with a higher rate of use in large introductory-level classes. Familiarity with openly licensed materials is also growing: About 30 percent of respondents said they were aware or very aware of open educational resources. And nearly 90 percent of faculty members said that cost to the student was a key factor in how they select required course material.

Find them here:  http://pt.freeimages.com/

Great resource:  http://www.theverge.com/2016/1/6/10723680/nyc-library-public-domain-images-digital

Read 5 questions to answer about OER use at http://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/01/06/5-questions-answer-oer-use/?ps=cbroady0@georgetowncollege.edu-001a000001JKcBT-003a000001eyvec

Excerpt:

When I hear the term OER, I don’t automatically leap to “Open Educational Resources.” Perhaps it just doesn’t trip off my metaphorical tongue. Instead, my brain automatically translates it to “free online stuff to use in my classroom.”

When I hear the term OER, I don’t automatically leap to “Open Educational Resources.” Perhaps it just doesn’t trip off my metaphorical tongue. Instead, my brain automatically translates it to “free online stuff to use in my classroom.”

Officially, however, the term OER, according to The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, represents the “teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.”

Read more here: http://www.edutopia.org/blog/what-heck-oer-heather-wolpert-gawron?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=120915%20enews%20oer%20ngm&utm_content=&utm_term=fea1hed&spMailingID=13176782&spUserID=Mjg5OTU4NjQ2MzkS1&spJobID=680624560&spReportId=NjgwNjI0NTYwS0