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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

What is Clip Art?

From a educational technology perspective, clip art is a collection of simple pictures that can be downloaded onto one’s computer.

Assumption. The clip art we will be sharing on this blog all have a Creative Commons License, and are free.

According to  Clip art refers to pre-made images used to illustrate any medium. Today, clip art is used extensively in both personal and commercial projects, ranging from home-printed greeting cards to commercial candles. Clip art comes in many forms, both electronic and printed. However, most clip art today is created, distributed, and used in an electronic form. Since its inception, clip art has evolved to include a wide variety of content, file formats, illustration styles, and licensing restrictions. Clip art is generally composed exclusively of illustrations (created by hand or by computer software), and does not include stock photography.

Here are some examples of Clip Art:

How can clip art enhance teaching and learning?

Teachers can use clip art for worksheets, lesson plans, quizzes, and too enhance bulletin boards, classroom assignments, and student and class journals. Clip Art can also be used to support phonics and English as a Second Language (ESL)  instruction. In addition, students can use clip art for their homework assignments, classwork and projects.

Click on the  link below  and find clip art related to  different grades (K-12)  and subject matter:

On the next post we will discuss a website that offers free Jewish clip art, Free Bitsela.

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