School Website Guides
NB. When using third party content, credit must always be given. Please respect licencing terms and any copyright restrictions.
OpenClipart.org website. The clipart there is free of charge and Freely licenced - it can be used for anything, including enterprise activities. If you create any nice clipart yourself, you may choose to add it to openclipart.org
OpenOffice.org clipart. The clipart embedded within the Open Office productivity suite is free of charge and Freely licenced (under LGPL). It can be used for any purpose.
office.microsoft.com. The clipart online there is free of charge, but not Freely licenced. The licence appears to give conflicting advice on what you may do with the clipart. First, you may download it, provided you have bought relevant software from Microsoft. According to this part of Microsoft's licence, it can be used in 'documents and project that you create', however use in enterprise activities is forbidden. It is forbidden also to use Microsoft's online clipart in 'book' type posts. (This has a different licence from the bundled clipart that comes with MS's office suite- see below). In another section of that licence from Microsoft it is forbidden to use their clipart on this site: "unless you have a reseller contract with Microsoft that permits you to do so" (publication on this site is redistribution). From this I am not sure whether or not you can legally use office online clipart here.
Microsoft Clipart Gallery: This clipart comes free of charge with Microsoft's Office suite. It is not Freely licenced. The licence terms for this say that it is not permitted to redistribute this clipart. Therefore it may not be used to create worksheets etc. for giving out and certainly not for posting to this site. Pupils are allowed to use it in 'their' work, although it seems that doing so then removes the pupils' right to distribute copies of that work.
Most other clipart galleries do not permit redistribution! Please check their licence terms.
An extensive range of audio clips that you may wish to use in publications or worksheets is available from Freesound. They are free of charge and Freely licenced. These may be used for any non-commercial purpose on this website.
More audio clips are available from ccMixter under similar terms to the above. (Some permit commercial/enterprise use)
This area also hosts the staff guide to adding content to the school website. At the time I wrote the guide, the image facility and book review facility had not been activated, hence these are not described at the moment.