4Teachers : Main Page The Best Children's Books! The Educator's Guide to Copyright and Fair Use A five-part series When it comes to copyright law and the application of fair use exceptions, ignorance is definitely not bliss! Learn how to educate yourselves and your students and avoid making a costly mistake! You really did plan to find time over the summer to familiarize yourself with the latest information on copyright law. You absolutely intended to look up the fair use guidelines for using technology resources. You truly meant to create a classroom copyright policy, locate agencies that grant permissions to use copyrighted materials, write a template for a permission request form, and locate sites to teach students about the value of original work and the societal benefits of obeying copyright laws. What's an educator to do? Click Part 1: Copyrights and Copying Wrongs below to begin. Who Said That? Article by Linda Starr Education World® Copyright © Education World
50 Essential Sites and People for School Librarians - Librarian Lisa Here are my top 50 essential websites, people, or blog posts for school librarians. These are people and sites to which I consistently return. Some of the entries below are skewed towards California school libraries, but I think they’re beneficial for anyone. Listed in no particular order. American Association of School Librarians (AASL). Did I leave out your favorite website or person?
About the Fair Use| U.S. Copyright Office U.S. Copyright Office Fair Use Index Welcome to the U.S. Copyright Office Fair Use Index. This Fair Use Index is a project undertaken by the Office of the Register in support of the 2013 Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement of the Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC). Fair use is a longstanding and vital aspect of American copyright law. The Fair Use Index tracks a variety of judicial decisions to help both lawyers and non-lawyers better understand the types of uses courts have previously determined to be fair—or not fair. The Fair Use Index is designed to be user-friendly. Although the Fair Use Index should prove helpful in understanding what courts have to date considered to be fair or not fair, it is not a substitute for legal advice. We hope you find the Fair Use Index a helpful resource. Please note that the Copyright Office is unable to provide specific legal advice to individual members of the public about questions of fair use.
Free To Use and Share: Resources To Help Teach Kids (and Adults!) About Copyright and Creative Commons I've gotten a few requests lately for resources on how to teach kids (and adults!) about copyright. I've written before about how I don't think any lesson on copyright can be effective without an emphasis on creative commons and helping students choose licenses for their own work. To that end, I've also written before about how much love Edcanvas - a tool which recently changed its name to Blendspace. Enjoy! Direct link to this blendspace.
Connect2Texas What Is Creative Commons, And Should You Use It? While writing out your next academic paper, you look online for various images which are appropriate for what you’re talking about. Once you find something you like, you simply copy and paste it because, hey, who’s stopping you? More than likely, doing this is technically illegal. To make things easier on both content creators and consumers, Lawrence Lessig created the suite of Creative Commons licenses, a set of copyright licenses which clarify what you can do with content licensed with one of those licenses. So, how can finding Creative Commons-licensed material to use keep you legally safe? What Makes It Illegal? Whenever you find an image (or any online content, for that matter), there’s a good chance that it either:has a license which forbids you to use ithas no license at all Assuming that you didn’t ask for prior permission to use the content, it’s illegal to use it if either of these two cases applies. Use a Creative Commons License! What Exactly Is Defined As Commercial Use?
- Themed Resources Exhibitions, special presentations, lesson plans and other materials gathered from throughout the Library of Congress for selected curricular themes. Abraham LincolnExplore the life of the sixteenth president of the U.S. through photographs, his correspondence, speeches and expert commentary from the Library of Congress. AdvertisingThe rise of consumer culture traced through branding and product information. Asian Pacific AmericansOfficial documents, newspapers, photos, poems, maps, images, and Webcasts chronicle the experiences and accomplishments of Asian Americans in the United States. BaseballCulture, change and history, including Jackie Robinson's groundbreaking role, through baseball cards, songs, and historical documents. Civics and GovernmentThe evolution and functioning of the U.S. Civil RightsThe African-American struggle for full citizenship from abolition, Reconstruction and the Jim Crow laws, continuing to Brown v. Top
Education Resources Information Center Collection Connections - Literature and Poetry - Themed Resources Historical context and ideas for integrating individual digital collections of primary sources into instruction. American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940 (Summary and Teaching Resources) The life histories, in combination with fictional novels, can engage students in the study of themes such as loss of innocence, consequences of failure, or corruption and its consequences. American Women: A Gateway to Library of Congress Resources for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States (Summary Only) Search this collection using the terms "author", "poet" or "literature". American Notes: Travels in America, 1750-1920 (Summary Only) This collection presents over 250 books documenting the travel in America. Authors include James Fenimore Cooper, William Cullen Bryant, Charles Dickens, Washington Irving, Benjamin Henry Latrobe, Frederick Law Olmsted, and Robert Louis Stevenson. The Zora Neale Hurston Plays (Summary Only) Top
What Is Successful Technology Integration? Technology integration is the use of technology resources -- computers, mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, digital cameras, social media platforms and networks, software applications, the Internet, etc. -- in daily classroom practices, and in the management of a school. Successful technology integration is achieved when the use of technology is: Routine and transparent Accessible and readily available for the task at hand Supporting the curricular goals, and helping the students to effectively reach their goals When technology integration is at its best, a child or a teacher doesn't stop to think that he or she is using a technology tool -- it is second nature. Defining Technology Integration Before we can discuss how to shift our pedagogy or the role of the teacher in a classroom that is integrating technology, it is important to first define what "technology integration" actually means. Types of Technology Integration Online Learning and Blended Classrooms Image © 2012, by Dr.
Teaching with Historic Places--a Program of the National Park Service Featured this month: Civics in America Happy 2016! At the start of this election year, Teaching with Historic Places is highlighting its lessons about Civics in America. These lessons teach government topics and the histories of American citizens taking individual or collective action: from serving in elected office to engaging in philanthropic efforts; from volunteering in a citizens' militia to fighting for basic rights. Many of the featured lessons also feature service learning activities to engage students in their communities and government. NEW! (Photo depicts students at the historic New Kent School in 1970, after integration) Lessons featuring Civil Rights & Racial Healing In the wake of violence and racist terrorism, students need ways to explore and talk about the roots of both injustice and heroic struggle against it. Preserve America Find TwHP lessons featuring historic sites in Preserve America Communities.