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Links to Free Music, Photos, and Video Clips

Image and Photo Sites Havena Marks (Adobe Bluffs) has compiled an extensive list of sites that have photos and images that can be used by educators
New Moby Gratis Site A New York composer, Moby, created a site with music he's composed for film students and teachers to use at no cost!!  FREE with permission to use it in student and teacher works! Just register to see all that is available!
Free MP3 Downloads Amazon now offers a significant amount of free MP3 downloads (Sort by Price and it will keep all the free choices at the top)
Free MP3 ABC Song Downloads Don't let the name fool you, this is actually a site filled with free MP3s of traditional children's songs.
Photos of the New Deal and Great Depression Photos from the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Library and Museum.  All photos are copyright free and in the public domain.

Free Resources from
The Director in the Classroom Site


The Director in the classroom site has compiled links to free resources for sound effects and music, photos and images, and video clips.

For Royalty Free Music

The iVIE award website from SDCOE has a good list of royalty free music sites and a list of great software produce your own background music for your video. (Scroll to the bottom of the page)
The Library of Congress American Memory Project You can search by time period in history or by subject to find amazing historical photos.
Library of Congress Digital Image and Photo Archive Library of Congress access to digital image and photo archive. Some are NOT public domain. 
NASA Multimedia Art Gallery

NASA still images, audio files and video generally are not copyrighted. You may use NASA imagery, video and audio material for educational or informational purposes, including photo collections, textbooks, public exhibits and Internet Web pages. This general permission extends to personal Web pages.

The Smithsonian Office of Imaging and Photographic Services: "Use this site to locate Smithsonian photographs of interest to you. They are available to download for your personal use, and for use by schools and students. "
The Geo Images Project "The Geo-Images Project attempts to make images that are useful in teaching geography more widely available using computers and the internet.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Online Digital Media Library

Presently, the US Fish and Wildlife library system contains the National Image Library--the Service's collection of public domain still photos.

Berkeley Digital Library Photo Collection More than 80,000 photos, mostly of plants, animals, people and landscapes.
Digital Librarian A large collection of alphabetized image collections
Online Archive of California The OAC is a digital information resource that facilitates and provides access to materials such as manuscripts, photographs, and works of art held in libraries, museums,
Pictures Now "A Visual Encyclopedia of FREE still and Video Images.Search and Browse through one of the Webs largest free collections of Images on nearly every popular subject."


 Edited on: 04/25/2011 by Linda Foote
Instructional Curriculum Specialists
Poway Unified School District
ŠJune 2002