How to Use Lesson Plans

How to Use Lesson Plans

Hi there!
Our team members live in New Jersey, Los Angeles, Moscow, Kharkov, and Gujarat. We’re developers by day, parents by night, and we started this blog to convince teachers to use what we develop: starting with lesson plans for teachers and ending with links to sources of media for lessons.

The Internet is great for many reasons, including free stuff you can get: news, books, images, music, all the things that feed your creativity and your soul.

In 2007, while babysitting and working from home, I bought a large photo frame and started looping historical images 24/7. I love this stuff: tens of thousands of astonishing images with planes, the Moon, cars, sports, wars, fashion, famous people, medieval manuscripts, waterskiing and more.

My daughter is 10 years old now. She loves the old photos and history (that was the purpose, initially). So she wants to share the images in class, make some fancy & creative things like slideshows, with some funny soundtrack and a videos or two from YouTube. OK. We have a Fair Use exempt for this. No Problem?

Not so fast! The U.S. copyright law Fair Use exemption is quite complicated, even for use in class only, not talking about online! In a non-profit (sic!) educational environment, you can legally use No more than 5 images by a single artist or photographer can be used. No more than 15 images or 10 percent of a collection (whichever is less) may be used.

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So, to avoid this hassle and make life easier for teachers and everyone, we built PICRYL – where anyone can quickly find public domain media on any topic!

Most of all, it’s all Free and Legal! Use it to illustrate your lessons. Follow and comment this blog to get great lesson plans for teachers and visuals for students.

In conclusion: Have fun!

Boris Tolkachev

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