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Great webinar on The Research Process with Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian, New Canaan High School CT; with Debbie Abilock, Writer, consultant, past school administrator & librarian, co-founder, NoodleTools, Inc.

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Library Transformations. Fair Use in 2015 and A Look Ahead at 2016. We’re taking part in Copyright Week, a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy.

Fair Use in 2015 and A Look Ahead at 2016

Every day this week, various groups are taking on different elements of the law, and addressing what’s at stake, and what we need to do to make sure that copyright promotes creativity and innovation. Today’s topic is “Fair Use Rights: For copyright to achieve its purpose of encouraging creativity and innovation, it must preserve and promote ample breathing space for unexpected and innovative uses.” Fair use is a critical right and the most important limitation on the rights of the copyright holder. It permits the use of copyrighted material without permission from the rightholder under certain circumstances and has been called the “safety valve” of U.S. copyright law. aTube Catcher Mac: Download Video on Mac to Play Anywhere.

Google Drive’s Best Kept Secret. As I was planning out our Innovation Lab, I knew I wanted my kids to experience the digital arts.

Google Drive’s Best Kept Secret

Video, photo, and audio editing are important skills our kids should be familiar with. I also know that for the Innovation Lab to remain viable for years to come, I have to keep the cost down; if it’s free, it’s for me. For photo editing, I knew about GIMP, a free photo editing program similar to Photoshop, and the web-based Pixlr which is even built into Drive (go to Drive, then New, More, Connect more apps, Pixlr). For video editing, the awesome folks a Tech Smith donated Camtasia. It was the audio piece that was tough. Digital Citizenship. Research and Citing Sources. Teaching tools. Teaching tools. Top 100 Youtube videos for EFL!

Youtube recently celebrated its 5th anniversary.

Top 100 Youtube videos for EFL!

Wow! See the video karaoke I made with Breakingnewsenglish content. However, today, in honor of youtube and what it does for our classrooms – I’ll leave you with a great gift. My 100 top youtube videos for students! Yes, I took HOURS to collect these together and find only the best. Many others I wanted to include but alas they weren’t on youtube – but find them where I’ve collected them against father time – on EFL Classroom 2.0.

Also, get the ebook which includes loads of link lists plus the best commercials for teaching English. If you liked this post – you might also like The Best Commercials for the EFL Classroom. VIDEOS AND IMAGES. Evaluating Information Found Online - Upper School Projects - LibGuides Jump Page at Harpeth Hall School. Website Reliability, Credibility, and Appropriateness YOU are responsible for evaluating resources found online.

Evaluating Information Found Online - Upper School Projects - LibGuides Jump Page at Harpeth Hall School

Any database or website listed on a Harpeth Hall LibGuide is 100% credible and appropriate to use for your research. However, we encourage you to look for information beyond the LibGuides. Doing your own search online is a great opportunity to practice "key word" searching and website evaluations. When you find a website and want to use it for research evaluate it based on the C.A.R. 1. 2. 3. 4. Here is an example of a website that appears credible but upon further investigation of their About Us page is actually a white supremacist website (DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE): Beyond Google. Teacher Resources for Learning about Copyright and Fair Use. February 11, 2014 Working with digital media materials implicitly entails a tacit knowledge about the different concepts related to copyright and fair use.

Teacher Resources for Learning about Copyright and Fair Use

I have always insisted through the posts I shared in the "copyright materials for teachers " section here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on the importance of teaching our students about how to properly credit sources and documents they grab from Internet. Of course copyright literature is huge and complicated and is hard to understand it all but having a working rudimentary knowledge of what relates to copyright issues within educational settings is not something to sweat over. Research and Citing Sources. Make videos online with photos, clips, music - Stupeflix. EdWeb.net Emerging Tech. Emerging Tech is a professional learning community (PLC) where school librarians can explore all the ways to integrate technology and 21st century learning into school library programs.

edWeb.net Emerging Tech

The community hosts free monthly webinars and live chats presented by Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian at New Canaan High School (CT). Online discussions provide an easy way to continue the conversation and share ideas and experiences with peers across the country, and around the world. You'll have an opportunity to collaborate with other librarians as you learn about and explore the many uses of technology in school libraries. Upcoming Webinars Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 5PM Eastern Time Tuesday, July 15th - 11AM Eastern Time. EdWeb: A professional online community for educators.

Subtext. EdWebET49 - Apps B Side - Google Slides. 30 apps for educators and students. Everything You Want To Learn About Google! LibGuides by Springshare - Content Management For Libraries. Prezi. Rubicon Atlas Curriculum Mapping. Design flyers to spread the word online. Educreations - Teach what you know. Learn what you don't. Adobe Voice. Flipgrid. Educreations - Teach what you know. Learn what you don't. iMovie for Mac. Explain EverythingAn initiative of the American Association of School Librarians. Renaissance Learning Subtext - Subtext App - Subtext Reader.

Google Docs. Google Voice. Youtube. TeacherTube - Teach the World. EdWebet48 - Flipped Libraries. Keynote address recording. Five productivity-boosting Google Drive tips. Twice in the last month I had to become reacquainted with Microsoft Office because a company I was working with required a genuine Office file.

Five productivity-boosting Google Drive tips

Both experiences made me appreciate Google Drive's simple, straightforward apps all over again. Yes, there are tasks Google Drive's word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation program can't handle well or at all, but for 99.9 percent of the files I work on, Google Drive fits the bill nicely. Here are five ways to use Google Drive to shave minutes off your workday.

Keyboard shortcut opens a list of keyboard shortcuts After a couple of decades of computer use my memory capacity for keyboard shortcuts may have reached its limit. Still, there's no better way to work faster than to eschew the mouse in favor of keystroke combinations for common operations. Google Drive provides a slew of specialty keyboard shortcuts, most of which CNET"s Ed Rhee described in a post from last April . Five productivity-boosting Google Drive tips. New Canaan High School library website, New Canaan, CT USA. EdWeb.net. Emily Jane Valenza.