Whenever I talk to students and teachers about creating multimedia projects I always encourage using images that are either owned by them or are in the public domain. Doing that avoids infringing on someone’s copyright. It’s not always possible to find the right image for a project in your personal images or in the public domain. In those cases it’s time to search for images that have a Creative Commons license.
One of the better places to conduct a search for images that have a Creative Commons licenses is on the Creative Commons search page. Through the Creative Commons search you can find pictures from a variety of services. The best part of Creative Commons search is that when you do find a picture you like the attribution information is readily available for you to copy and paste into your credits or citation page.
In the following video I demonstrate how to use Creative Commons search.