digital-media1Sources of Digital Media

Creating interactive and audio-visual rich resources requires the use of digital media. As well as images and videos you produce yourself there are many online sources of digital content that you can use.

Creative Commons – audio, video and images shared for use under the creative commons licence


Microsoft Design Gallery live – sounds / animations / photographs / clip art etc.. can be downloaded.

Yotophoto – search engine for locating free-to-use images (just see individual images for any conditions on use)

Pics4Learning – copyright friendly images for use in Education

Geography Association Photo Gallery – photos freely available for download for use in schools

Bigfoto.com – free photographs for downloading

Freefoto.com – free photographs for non-commercial use

FreeImages.co.uk – a stock of images free to use on websites and printed materials (see the terms of use)

EduPic – Graphical Resource – copyright free images for educational use

Morgue File – copyright free images for educational use


Sources of Downloadable Movies for Education

British Pathe – all content is free for download by UK maintained schools – video can be viewed in preview quality but schools are then able to download the full quality clips free of charge.

Open University Creative Archive – ‘Our Changing World’ – a series of 65 video clips available for download – also made available under the terms of the Creative Archive Licence


Classic Cat – free classical music

Source of Background Music Clips

Free Sound effects

Songs free to Burn and Mix

Find Sounds – an online search engine for sounds

Podsafe Audio – music uploaded under the creative commons licence for use in podcasts, webcasts etc.

TV Themes

Free Water Sound Effects

The Freesound project – collaborative database of sounds licensed under the Creative Commons.

Jamendo – download of free music

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