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Finding and using images in your teaching: class activities

Activity 1: Using Flickr to find Creative Commons licensed images (see full documents attached .docs)
Use the Flickr Creative Commons image search to find some images of relevance to your teaching or research.

  1. Go to Flickr Creative Commons ( and look at the variety of Creative Commons options on the right hand bar.
  2. Select ‘see more’ under the ‘Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License’ option.
  3. Search for a subject area relevant to your studies or teaching.
  4. If you find an image you wish to save: Right click image and ‘Save Image As…’
  5. Save an image onto your H Space ready for inserting into PowerPoint later. Make sure to note the image owner and title of the image as listed on Flickr.

Activity 2: Searching the Education Image Gallery
Search the Education Image Gallery for images useful for your teaching.
Step by Step:

  1. Go to The Education Image Gallery (EIG) ( and log on “via UK federation”. Choose LSE from the list and click Select. Use your LSE login details to log in.
  2. Find an image related to your research by searching in the search box.
  3. Click on your chosen image. Follow the ‘Tips for download images’ instructions, at the top of the page.
  4. Look at the Terms of Use for this collection.

    • Can you use the images on a personal website?
    • Can you use the images in a conference presentation?

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Image: screenshot of Education Image Gallery website
Subscription resource: Yes
Edited: Yes
Amendments: Cropped to remove browser window. Link to terms of use highlighted with circle at bottom of screen.
Date: May 2009
Activity 3: Terms of use when searching for images on the web

  1. Visit the National Archives website:
  2. Find the Terms of Use page at the bottom of the screen.
  • Can you use images from this site in your teaching?
  1. Visit the Morgue File website:
  • Can you use images from this site in your teaching?
  • Are there any restrictions on the use of the images?

Image Placeholder
Image: Screenshots of National Archives website and Morgue File website
Subscription resource: No
Edited: Yes
Amendments: Browser removed
Date: May 2009
Activity 4: Editing your images
Insert image into PowerPoint

  1. In PowerPoint create a new blank slide
  2. Insert a Picture using Insert menu > Picture from file
  3. Locate the image you saved onto your H Space in Activity 1 and insert this into the slide. The image can be resized by clicking on it and using the handle in the bottom right corner.

Crediting your image
1. Use the image title and name of the image owner (from Flickr) to credit your image on the slide.

Further training opportunities
IT Training course on ‘Editing Images’ and ‘Images and Frontpage’
As part of the JISC-HEA funded DELILA project -- Developing Educators Learning and Information Literacies for Accreditation -- two repositories of information and digital literacy development resources have been developed, one based at the University of Birmingham and the other at the London School of Economics. These are for open access to educational developers, librarians, learning technologies, etc.  The original objective of the project was to prepare a repository of materials which could support embedding digital and information literacy education into institutional teacher training courses accredited by the HEA (e.g. PGCert). Of course it remains to be seen to what extent these materials will be useful to other institutions and individual developing programmes in information and digital literacies.  (Another project beckons?)
These open educational resources can be accessed through the following URLs:
We would be very interested to hear any feedback you might have on the resources themselves as well as on the practice of embedding digital and information literary education into PG Certs and other training/development courses.
If you would like further information about the DELILA project, you can visit the project website at

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