Thursday, January 22, 2015

Project Image Bank for Students

One question I frequently get is how to quickly provide legal images for students really quickly. Some teachers show their students how to use Bing or Google image search and change the search settings for images that are "free to use". Depending upon the grade level and the comfort level of the teacher, this may not be a viable option for the class. Using Google Drive, a teacher can create an image bank for projects. With a shared folder, students can pick and choose images quickly without the concern of inappropriate images popping up. The teacher could even categorize the image bank into folders. For example: a folder for animals, a folder for plants, a folder for cars, etc. This video covers how to create the folder in Google Drive, share it with students, and save the images to the folder. It also demonstrates how the students can access it from an iOS device and save the images to their camera roll.