Video & Image Searches

This is the best website to find educational clips from popular TV shows and movies.  It is arranged by subject matter.

This site contains compelling real world podcasts. “Everyone loves a good story. Get students' attention and keep it with our carefully curated collection, including NPR stories.”  Designed for grades 5-12. - Listening across the curriculum.

This site contains information and resources on digital and media literacy, current articles on media issues, teacher resources and educational games.

OER Commons
This site contains over 50,000 educational resources available for anyone to use.  It is a free open source teaching and learning network with access to learning plans and resources to create lessons and presentations.

Pinterest Visual Search Tool
This site is also an advanced reverse image technology.  Unlike other reverse image lookup tools where you have no choice but to search for the whole image, here you can zoom within a particular image and drag the zoom tool over the specific part in the Pin and search for it. You’ll see visually similar search results to the focused part only, almost instantly.  You need an account with Pinterest to take advantage of this feature.

This site offers nearly one million images free of copyright restrictions for use in projects  Images are available as photos, vectors, illustrations, and videos.  A SafeSearch filter is available to avoid inappropriate content and searches can be filtered by image type, orientation, category, size and color. 

This is a reverse image search engine. To use this service, you have to upload the desired image or provide its link and command the tool to hunt for similar pictures. It supports JPEG, PNG and GIF images, and the upload size is limited to 20 MB. TinEye doesn’t recognize the persons or objects in the picture, but it recognizes the entire picture as a whole. It can also be used to track down illegal use of copyrighted images or stolen ones.  It has browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox and Safari.

This is the second largest search engine on the web and has the largest collection of videos.