Finding websites that have public domain images to use in your Glogs can be a time-consuming task. Searching for hours on Google or other search engines for websites that have images that are public domain and royalty free can be daunting. I have found that a quicker way to find public domain images is through searching Pinterest.
Searching “public domain” in the search window on Pinterest allows you to quickly find images that have been categorized or tagged as such. While this will lead you to images that have been listed as public domain, doing so doesn’t assure that the images are definitely public domain. You need to click on the image and be redirected to the original website to double-check that the image is actually a public domain image (as well as to be able to save the image to your computer.)
Searching public domain images on Pinterest can save hours of time because many of the images have already been categorized or tagged as public domain. Therefore, the accuracy of finding a website that has public domain images is much higher than searching images through search engines. Once you have found one website that has a public domain image, there is a higher likelihood that the website has other public domain images as well, which can be used on your Glogs.
Here’s how to search Pinterest for public domain images, how to save the images, and how to upload them to your Glog.
First- Log-in to Pinterest.
Second- In the search window type in “public domain”.
Third- Scroll through the images and find the image that you would like to use as your Glog wall.
Fourth- Click one time on the image you would like to use.
Fifth- Click on the large image to be redirected to the original source of the public domain image.
Sixth- Check the original source to make sure the image is definitely public domain.
Seventh- Review the instructions to download and “save” the image to your computer.
Eighth- Once you are on the original public domain image, right click and “save image as”.
Ninth- Chose the location you would like to save the image to.
Tenth- Go to your Glog and click on “Wall”. Next click on “Glog Wall”. Then click “Upload”.
Eleventh- Find the image you would like to upload and double-click on it.
Twelfth- Click on the setting for how you would like to use the image as your Glog Wall. Then click “Use It”.
Thirteeth- Make sure you chose the correct option you wanted for how to display the image as your Glog Wall.
Fourteenth- Next set the image for your Page Wall. You can use a public domain image or use one of the images that Glogster EDU provides.
Fifteenth- Use Pinterest to find other images to place inside your Glog. Follow the same search instructions as listed above.
Sixteenth- Click to the original source to make sure it is definitely public domain. Save it and upload it to your Glog using “Images” on Glogster EDU.
Seventeenth- Finish your Glog and voilà.
Glog by Beth Crumpler