You already know that I'm slowly adding to the Free Image Library at The A&P Professor website. I've recently added a few images related to the Respiratory System to the collection.
All the images are either copyright-free or provide a free license to re-use them with permission. So you can use them to . . .
- Add them to your PowerPoint slides.
- Use them in handouts or outlines.
- Use them in tests or worksheets. Many of them have numbered and/or unlabeled versions that make this easy for you.
- Provide them to students to use for their reports, projects, or concept maps.
- Use them as icons for your website or learning management system.
- Illustrate case studies with medical images or clinical procedures.
- Use pathology images to hammer home concepts of normal anatomy and physiology.
- Make your own anatomy T-shirts using iron-on transfer paper to print the images.
- Receive inspiration to become a scientific illustrator. (Then call me, I can use your help!)
- No textbook contains all the variations of how to draw a structure or concept. Use alternate images to help drive home a particular point.
- Students aren't really learning their anatomy and physiology if they memorize a particular diagram. Using alternate diagrams on worksheets and tests pushes them to learn where things really are in the body. . . not where they happen to be labeled in the book.
- Textbooks must conserve space to remain a practical tool. There are many images that would be great to show students . . . such as medical images, portraits of A&P heroes or sources of eponyms, or amazing micrographs . . . that are simply not appropriate for a beginning-level textbook.
This image of an iron lung is not appropriate for a textbook, perhaps, but it might help you explain the concept of how pressure affects the mechanics of breathing.
Please send me your ideas for images that you need (maybe I can find them for you).
I'll be updating you when I add more topics to the Free Image Library.
If you have any suggestions for additional subjects for images, let me know and I'll try to find them for you.