Friday, May 13, 2011 Free to Use Photos and Videos

Explore has more than 30,000 photographs in its digital archive of photography — and you are free to use any of them, as long as it is not for commercial purposes. They do ask that you leave their watermark intact.

Their "video library is a collection of educational "pearls" that are well suited to supplement many types of lesson plans, from presentations on multiculturalism to interactive classes on environmental and wildlife preservation. Films range in length from minute-long segments to longer documentary pieces on a particular region (e.g., China, India, the Arctic)."

The photos can be used individually or you can embed the entire photo album from as shown in this example, Masjid al-Haram (the Sacred Mosque) in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, which is home to the Kaaba, the place toward which all Muslims face during daily prayers.

You can also easily embed the videos as the code is provided for each. Not all but most have transcript available.This will be super for ADA compliance. The following sample is Truth behind the Veil – Islamic Women in Saudi Arabia.

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