If you remember, in my first post, I explained why I loved icon sets and told you what to look for in icons . . . particularly those that are free.  In the next post, I gave you a heads-up on animal icons that are real nice and real cute.  Continuing the series on icons that I love, today, I have for you two sets that are directed toward businesses and corporate uses.

Business sense

business iconsIn this icon set, there are 10 icons that are primarily directed toward business and money.  As you can see from the screen capture to the right, you can download the images individually for Windows and Buddy icons or as PNGs in 2 sizes.  I recommend the PNGs in both sizes, because it gives you options when you go to use them in your web pages, presentations or word processing documents.  Admittedly, there are a couple of unusual and atypical business images in the set, including a casino roulette wheel. Go figure?

When you click on any of these images, they will open into a new browser window with the image sitting all alone by itself.  To download them, all you need to do is right click (control+click on a Mac) and then choose “Save image as…”

Available at Icon Archive

Project Run-and-get-them

Project iconsThis second set of icons are courtesy of Smashing Magazine, which always and I’m mean always has good freebies.  (The theme I’m using right now for my blog is courtesy of Smashing Mag.)  This set was designed by Navdeep Raj and includes 18 images that are targeted toward project management, including icons for project milestones, contacts, clocks and timetracking, charts, and communications.  A good variety that would work well business presentations, such as project updates or even with tutorials for project management software and processes.  The zipped files comes with all 18 images and the original Fireworks files in PNG format (which is Fireworks native format).  The the original files in there, the licensing is a basic “have at it” mentality.  You can use them for personal or commercial projects, and you can edit the originals.

Available at Smashing Magazine

If you like these icons and would like to find more in my collection, then feel free to browse my bookmarks at Jumptags.com.  I also encourage you to stay tuned for more icons I love and where to get them.  Also, if you haven’t already, consider signing up for my RSS feed or email updates in the links on the side.

About Michael M Grant

Dr. Michael M. Grant is a passionate professor, researcher, and consultant. He works with faculty members, schools and universities, and districts to integrate technology meaningfully and improve teaching and learning. When 140 characters just won't work, then he blogs here at Viral-Notebook.com. He has a beautiful wife and three equally beautiful daughters, who will change the world.

6 Thoughts on “More icon love. Company's coming.

  1. Thnak you for sharing those lovely icons

  2. Windy W (UUG) on September 26, 2009 at 9:34 am said:

    Being a public school teacher I am always looking for free. Thank you for finding free ways to “dress up” our lessons. Even though I teach high school, my students still like fun. I have found that if I can make learning fun, colorful and exciting my students will follow through much better. I will be using these icons soon.

  3. Windy W (UUG) on September 28, 2009 at 7:34 pm said:

    I have been using reciprocal teaching for several years. I teach Agriculture at the high school level and we have many leadership standards to meet. I have found that letting the students teach sections of the material not only allows a different perspective to be taught it also improves the public speaking skills of the students and that is also a standard we must meet. My students have always responded positively to reciprocal teaching and I plan on incorporating more as the semester moves on. One other thing I have noticed is than my lower achieving students respond very well to learning from their peers.

  4. Hello from Russia!
    Can I quote a post in your blog with the link to you?

  5. Christina (union student) on November 5, 2009 at 7:11 am said:

    Icon sets are very intriguing to me. I always wondered how people chose specific icons or where they retrieved them from. I plan on being a teacher, so I feel business icons are very important especially if I need to make a packet for other teachers or my administration. Do you know of any websites that have children’s icons or can used in the classroom.I like having interesting picture or icons on assignments to let my children know that just because we are learning that doesn’t mean we can not have fun.

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