Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Images in the Public Domain

Finding appropriate images in the public domain for lessons and presentations can be difficult. Google images are not the place to go. Pixabay was created to have a place to go to find high quality clip art and illustrations that are free to use. Registration is free and "You can use any Pixabay image without attribution in digital and printed form, even for commercial applications." You will see a few Shutterstock images at the top of the results page, those are not free but are advertising to keep the site free. Everything below those images (the ones without the Shutterstock watermark) are free to use.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

New Blog Design!

This summer I visited a lot of teaching blogs and loved reading and learning. But they also looked so cute! I started checking the bottom of every blog design I liked and made note of the blog designer. I kept coming back to Design by Christi. So I went to her page and started the process to have her redesign my site. Last week it was my turn. After giving her my color and theme ideas, she sent me some samples. We went back and forth a few times but I just knew that we were on the right track. I love everything about my new blog design! I love the colors and style and I love the nature and earth clip art! I hope someday to be able to do some of these design techniques and coding myself but for now I'll leave it to the pros. Thanks so much Christi! I'm inspired to add more to my blog, if for no other reason than to come visit it ;)