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5 Handy Visual Search Engines for Teachers and Students

A few days ago I received an email from one of my readers here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning inquiring about some suggestions on visual search engines. I have gone through my archive and come up with the list below.

Having access to the content in these search engines is one thing and sifting through the licensed content to use with your students is another thing; therefore I recommend that you first get yourself familiar with the ways and methods to search for CC licensed or public domaine images to use with students. This page is a good start for you.

Related : 7 Excellent Resources for Public Domaine pictures

Below are some of the visual search engines I have curated for you today, check them out.

1- CC Search


Creative Commons Search engine allows you to search over 13 search engines for images and other multimedia materials. It aggregates and pulls out results and present them to you in one single page.

2- Flickr

This is another great resource of free images. Flickr offers a search functionality that you can use to look for only public domain pictures. Refine your query in Flickr using advanced search to look for and find free images.

3- Google Image

This is one of the best image search engines out there. Users can search for images using a combination of key words and uploaded images. Google Image also provides an advanced search service where you can narrow down your search to include only specific data.

4- Instagrok

Instagrok allows you to research a topic with an interactive map; customize it with facts, links, and videos; Share it to show what you've learned.
5- Oolone

The Oolone visual search engine allows you to search the web by viewing the resulting websites as images before visiting them.

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