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A Visual Guide To Creative Commons Licensing. A Visual Guide To Creative Commons Licensing Creative Commons licensing was one of the best things that ever happened to the internet. Where once the internet was an untamed beast overran by plagiarism, non-attributed image theft, copyright confusion, and super shaky sense of who owns what–well, really that hasn’t changed for most. But for those paying attention, Creative Commons licensing offers an oasis of both simple rules and a communal framework that allows both media publishers and media consumers the ability to be on the same page. This is especially important in education, where teachers and students take to the internet daily to find, curate, publish and share every form of digital media. Often teachers end up in 1 of 2 camps: 1. 2.

With this context in mind, the following graphic from does an excellent job of putting all of the need-to-know information in one very visual package that’s easily shared and saved. The 6 Types of Creative Commons Licences Students Should know about. 8 Resources To Find & Edit Digital Images Without Being Sued. By 8 Resources To Find & Edit Digital Images Without Being Sued If you own or write for a blog, you will know the pain and annoyance of sourcing images for it.

8 Resources To Find & Edit Digital Images Without Being Sued

No matter what type of post you’re writing, images are always needed to brighten them up and break up the walls of text. However, adapting a strategy of going onto Google Images and plucking images without attribution will land you in hot water sooner or later, so it’s best to have all bases covered before you do anything. Also, it’s good karma to show where they originally came from. What Teachers Need to Know about Creative Commons. Some of the digital elements our students use so often are photos and images.

What Teachers Need to Know about Creative Commons

They include them in their blog posts and wikis and some even share them on popular social networking sites like Facebook. As a rule of thumb the first resource they have recourse to when looking for such images is image search engines like Google Image. But do they know that images are not created from the void and that they have their owners and therefore some reserved rights as to the republication of their images ?

Do they know that there is something called Creative Commons which regulate the use and re-diffusion of copyrighted materials online ? These and many other questions , should in fact be clearly tackled with students. Creative Commons Infographic: Licenses Explained. Do you use images or photos?

Creative Commons Infographic: Licenses Explained

Do you check with the owner before saving or copying or using? Are you using Creative Commons (CC) images and think that it’s all OK because the image labelled as CC therefore you’ve done all your supposed to? Do you in fact understand what Creative Commons is? If in doubt, before you go any further, watch this video: Creative Commons Explained . Right, so you understand CC now? Click to view full Infographic A photo or image placed under a Creative Commons license enables you, the ‘borrower’ to copy, distribute, and display the work providing the photo or image is correctly attributed to the owner. According to the infographic: Copyright Librarian. 7 Excellent Resources for Public Domain Pictures Every Teacher should Know about. As the start of a new school year draws closer Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is diligently engaged in posting a series of posts featuring interesting digital resources to help teachers get better equipped for school re-entry.

7 Excellent Resources for Public Domain Pictures Every Teacher should Know about

In today's post, I am sharing with you a set of useful platforms where teachers and students can go to in order to find public domain pictures. Have a look at the titles below and let us know what you think of them. If you know of other resources to feature in this list please share with us in the comment form below. 1- Public Domain Pictures is a repository for free public domain images. This is a database of 18,083,944 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute. Pixabay is another great resource for high quality public domain pictures. 4- Public Domain photos All photos on this web site are public domain. 5- Morguefile ImageAfter is a large online free photo collection.

This is a search engine for free photos. A Guide to Little-Known Image Collections with Millions of Free, Hi-Res Images. I’m often asked where to go to find high-quality and hi-resolution still images for reuse so I’ve put together this guide.

A Guide to Little-Known Image Collections with Millions of Free, Hi-Res Images

There have been several new image collections that have opened up to the public just within the past year that not many people are aware of yet, but they offer access to thousands, or in some cases millions of outstanding photographs that can be downloaded for free. Here’s a quick guide to finding those collections. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Last month, the Metropolitan Museum of Art made over 400,000 images available for free download for non-commercial use as a part of its Open Access for Scholarly Content initiative.

These beautiful images include the treasures owned and displayed by the Met such as famous paintings, armor, statues, art objects, and more. Wellcome Library In January, The Wellcome Library in London made 100,000 art and medicine images available online for open use. Getty Open Content Images Last summer, the J. LIFE Photo Archive Others Google.