If you don’t create your own content for blogs and webpages, it can sometimes be difficult to find royalty free or creative commons works to use freely. Enter Photo Pin, a site that pulls in flickr and Creative Commons photos. What I really like about this site is the fact that it not only allows you to download the photo, but also the attribution link. This should be a no brainer, but I cannot tell how often I do not see students citing their works. Or teachers, for that matter. Any site that helps to do this easier is ok by me!
So how does it work? Pretty simple. You search for your topic. When you find a photo, you click it. It provides a variety of sizes for download and then html code to copy and paste for the attribution. I tried it with the roller coaster picture below. Pretty easy, and definitely helpful in the classroom. Find Photo Pin at photopin.com.