Finding copyright free resources

It’s important to remember that when using resources in school, they are often protected by copyright in some form. Finding resources that are not protected by copyright can be tricky. You can make the search process easier by using the Creative Commons search tool, which finds content that you can use more openly in the classroom. Finding copyright free resources can be difficult – a good place to start is the Creative Commons Search:

– To begin, visit the Creative Commons search homepage at
– Next, enter a search term in the box labelled ‘enter your search query’
– Finally, using the boxes below the search field, choose the place you would like to search

The list of places to search covers a range of media types – here are a few to start with:

– For pictures and images: Flickr
– For clipart: Open Clip Art Library
– For audio: SoundCloud

You can also find out more about how to use resources within the terms of copyright at the Copyright and Schools site: