digital images

Q1 The Search is ON! Introduction

10. Digital Images


In this Quest, you will learn about different image file types. where to locate copyright free digital images for your school work, and how to respect the work of others.

I Can Statements

  • identify the key features of common image file types (JPEG, GIF, SVG, and PNG)
  • respect copyright when selecting and using images
  • find copyright-free images to use
  • know how to cite the source information for an image
  • understand Creative Commons licenses

Here is an example of a digital image from and the citation they provide.

Image of the solar System

Screenshot of Pics4Learning Citation for an image of the solar system

MITECS  Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and

ISTE Standards for Students

2. Digital Citizen
b. Engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices
c. Demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property

3. Knowledge Constructor
a. Plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits
b. Evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of information, media, data or other resources
c. Curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods

6. Creative Communicator
a. Choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication