Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? If This… Then… It is the responsibility of all educators to model good digital citizenship for their students. Especially when it comes to copyright, plagiarism and intellectual property. The waters are murky. Not being familiar with online digital rights and responsibilities (hey, teachers did not grow up with the Internet being around), educators are wading through uncharted waters (hey, I did not know that I could not just google an image to use.
The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons – The Edublogger The Edublogs support team regularly receives complaints and official requests to remove copyrighted content that users have placed on blogs. The legal jargon with respect to digital copyrights can be confusing – especially since different countries have their own laws and regulations. Understanding digital copyright is an essential skill we need to understand and teach our students. With this post, we hope to dispel a few myths and pull together a complete list of resources for teachers and students to use when blogging and working with content online. This post was originally written by Ronnie Burt, on the Edublogger, on Feb, 2012.
Citing an Image is Not Enough! I am thrilled to see so many students creating blog posts and going BEYOND “writing” text made up letters, words, sentences and paragraphs. Being able to “read” and “write” in other media is part of becoming fluent in media literacy. In addition to media literacy, knowing your rights and responsibilities as an ethical digital citizen is a vital part of participating in our digital world. List of Social Networks About Books and Reading Updated November 03, 2016 Most book lovers share two things in common: (1) the love of a great book and (2) sharing that book with friends. From book clubs to reading groups, social networking has always played a part in the avid reader's life. It is no surprise this love has gone digital. Book social networks are those focused on reading and sharing books with others through book lists and reviews.
Silvia Tolisano- Langwitches Blog When using Copyrighted work with written permission from owner… Used with permission from “name” , URL link to original source and or owner online presence. Ex. Used with permission from Silvia Tolisano When using images licensed under Creative Commons… School Libraries Cultivate Digital Literacy As school libraries lose funding and staff, they're looking for ways to help people understand what they do and how it impacts student learning. And in an age where digital literacy and information access skills reign, the librarian plays an important role, said Mary Barbee, coordinator of media services and technology training at Gwinnett County Public Schools in Suwanee, Ga. Each school in the district has certified librarians and paraprofessionals in the media center. “We are fortunate to be in a district that values media centers and media programs and the role of a professional educator as a media specialist,” she said. In Georgia, library staff members work with teachers to mix digital literacy into the curriculum.
Fair Use in Visual Arts: You Be the Judge Artists, publishers, scholars and curators depend upon fair use in the Visual Arts more than they realize. The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts was created by professionals from different fields within the Visual Arts to unified and express their interpretation of fair use. Here are examples of uses of copyright material in the Visual Arts. Test your skill and use the Principles to draw your conclusions.
SC Study Shows Link Between School Librarians and Higher Test Scores The members of the South Carolina Association of School Librarians (SCASL) have always known how important school librarians and library programs are to student achievement in their state; however, they needed a way to prove it to administrators, teachers, parents, and legislators who were yet to be convinced. To develop their case, in 2013, the SCASL board commissioned a study conducted by Keith Curry Lance, consulting with RSL Research Group president Marcia J. Rodney and vice president Bill Schwarz. The group had previously conducted 17 school library impact studies in 14 states. As with those studies, data from How Libraries Transform Schools by Contributing to Student Success: Evidence Linking South Carolina School Libraries and PASS & HSAP Results revealed that school library programs contribute to student success. Seven school library characteristics were associated with these measures of student achievement.
Strategies for Fair Use Summary: This resource provides a few general strategies about how to use fair use policies and copyright laws. Anyone dealing with a specific legal issue or dilemma should contact a lawyer. Anyone making decisions about using multimedia in a class project should first consult the usage policy of their school or institution. The US Copyright Act contains relevant but complex sections that can inform teachers and students making a decision.
What School Librarians Do The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) states on their website that “Information and media literacy enables people to interpret and make informed judgments as users of information and media, as well as to become skillful creators and producers of information and media messages in their own right. The following resources may be used to guide parents through the maze of information about information literacy and help to facilitate acquisition of these 21st century skills. Communications in Information Literacy Communications in Information Literacy (CIL) is an independent, professional, refereed electronic journal dedicated to advancing knowledge, theory, and research in the area of information literacy.
Compfight Safe Images Plugin – Edublogs Help and Support The Compfight Safe Images plugin is a quick and easy tool to quickly find, add and add proper attribution for Creative Commons images to your posts. Below is an example of an image inserted using Compfight Safe plugin: Photo Credit: Alexey Kljatov via Compfight Using Compfight Once activated the Compfight Safe Images plugin in Plugins > All you use it as follows: