Pictures, Movies and Sounds


Open Clip Art Library  This project aims to create an archive of user contributed clip art that can be freely used.

The Stock.xchng  More than 350.000 photos shared by photograhers for free.

Pics4learning  Copyright friendly images for education

FreeImages   Not just another clipart graphic site!.... more than 2500 original stock photos all for FREE!

Clip Art Gallery  Over 3,000 clip art images and EXCLUSIVE Discovery Channel images organized by curriculum for teachers and students.

Annie's Resource Attic has some great tutorials on taking pictures and using them in projects for your classroom.

Free Clip Dozens of free clip art categories that have fairly large images. There are also galleries of myspace stuff such as, layouts, backgrounds and glitter graphics. If you are looking for larger collections on the net, then you can visit high quality sites just below to find related resources such as free clipart, animated graphics, smilies, fonts and desktop themes.

Animated GIFs

Anmation Factory

 300,000 3D Animations, Clipart, and PowerPoint™ Templates
Easily create fun and professional emails, web pages and presentations using our exciting animated images and templates.  This is the Internet's original and largest collection of free animated GIFs. Right here, you have access to more than 20,000 animations, clipart and backgrounds. This page is your gateway to over 1,500 FREE  Animated Gifs  and many other items (gifs, jpgs, letters, buttons, backgrounds, etc.) you may find useful in designing your own home page.


WatchKnow has a database with links to over 18,000 videos for education. Imagine hundreds of thousands of great short videos, and other media, explaining every topic taught to school kids. Imagine them rated and sorted into a giant Directory, making them simple to find. WatchKnow--as in, "You watch, you know"--is a non-profit online community devoted to this goal.

Be sure to do a search on AltaVista (Specify your file preferences) and Google Video 

EdTech Gold Rush has a great article on how to download videos for educational use from YouTube. Good cross platform tips.

Teacher Tube This website has tons of videos you can use in your teaching, or you can upload yout own. You can create an account for yourself and designate your favorites, or search by subject. Some of these are really good!

HotChalk-From historic footage to the latest events, NBC News and HotChalk will help you bring the real world into your classroom in a safe, secure online environment built with you and your students in mind.

  • A searchable archive with thousands of historic video resources, mini-documentaries, primary sources, text resources, and images aligned to classroom instruction
  • Access to current event topics tied to core curriclum in a safe, student-friendly environment
  • Special bonus video collections including Decision 08', Black History Month, Women's Studies, Global Studies, Forensic Science and so much more!
  • Daily topics added so your video resources are always current and up-to-date - FREE lesson plans, classroom ideas from NBC News Producers, instructional advice, and more!

Animoto Animoto is a web application that automatically generates professionally produced videos. On average, it takes just a few minutes to step through the process. At a minimum, all you have to do is choose some images and a piece of music. Animoto will take care of the rest. Since Animoto automates all the tedious and labor intensive editing tasks, you can setup an entire video in just a few minutes.

Funny video clips This is the source of many funny, humourous and/or painful clips for you to down load for free. We have over 50MB of the best video clips and similar humour for you to download and enjoy. The content changes frequently, so bookmark this site and come back often. 

CBS News Lots of current event videos that you can link to. Need to have Real Player or Windows Media Player.

Volcano World Video clips of volcanic eruptions and volcano research

Video clips from the Sea Floor This page contains links to video highlights from NOAA/VENTS research activities, including dives with the submersible Alvin and the remotely operated vehicle ROPOS, as well as earthquake swarm animations. Most of the video clips are in MPEG format.

Kid Explorers  Great video clips of animals, and life in the rain forest.

Video Clip Screening Room from Discovery Tons of video clips arranged by subject. 

Venus Transit This page contains video clips obtained during the Venus Transit. Note also the various animations which are available at the VT-2004 website.


--Most sound files will end with suffixes like .wav, .mp3, .aiff, .au

SoundSnap is the best platform to find and share free sound effects and loops- legally. It is a collection of original sounds made or recorded by its users, and not songs or sound FX found on commercial libraries or sample CD's. Many categories. Easy to download and use. All royalty free!

Audacity is the best sound editor around, and it is FREE! Very easy to use. Several SLPs use it to record speech to demonstrate student progress. Could also be used for students to add sound or narrate a project.

Button Beats is a fun, onscreen piano key board, drum set and violin to play with your mouse or keyboard.

 Looking for awesome audio clips? Look no further! is loaded with tons of wav, midi and au files for your listening and downloading pleasure!

Free Sounds and Music

These range from MP3 files, (which often contain full-length songs and have been the focus of much controversy and legal wrangling) to MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) files that you can use to add music to your Web site. Then, there's the ubiquitous "WAV" files that often feature short snippets of music, sound effects and clips from Hollywood, TV shows, etc.

The Movie Sounds Page Lots of advertising here, but easy to find movie sounds.

Find Website that helps you look for sounds in the format you identify.

Animal sounds Animal sounds, wild animal sounds, farm animal sounds.

Partners in Rhyme Lots of free sounds (animals, household sounds, humans, vehicles, nature) in addition to CDs you can purchase.

Free Sound Effects May have some inappropriate stuff for kids, but tons of great sounds in many different categories. This great site for clip art and graphics has sounds, too! 

A Zillion Sounds 2.0 The Zillion Sounds collection contains over 5,000 original MP3 sound effects. Click on a name to go to that sound. All of the sounds are Free for non-commercial use, and inexpensive for commercial use!