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The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons

The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons
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. It’s been re-written with content and comments from the original post combined with updated content by Sue Waters. Rule 1: You Can’t Use Everything You Find On the Web This may seem obvious, but judging by the notices we have received, many teachers (and especially students) are under the impression that if it is on the web, then it is up for grabs. 1. 2. 3. 4. Related:  School Libraries make a difference

9 of the Best Australian Contemporary Young Adult novels – Better Reading YA author Steph Bowe chooses the cream of the crop in recent Australian YA releases that can be read by teenagers and adults alike! Steph Bowe was born in Melbourne in 1994 and now lives in Queensland. She has written two earlier YA novels: Girl Saves Boy and All This Could End, and her newest, Night Swimming, is due to be released on April 3. Steph is currently a Stella Prize Schools Ambassador for Queensland. One Would Think the Deep by Claire Zorn Claire Zorn took out a whole slew of literary awards with her previous YA novel, The Protected, and One Would Think the Deep is a compelling follow-up, about a boy who, after the sudden death of his mother, goes to live with his estranged aunt and cousins, and starts to unravel old family tensions and secrets. Against a backdrop of surf culture and the complex dynamics of a working class family, Zorn writes the internal world of a grieving teenager especially well. On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta The Whole of My World by Nicole Hayes

12 nuevos bancos de imágenes gratuitas | Blog de Host Europe Hoy volvemos a retomar un tema del que ya hemos hablado muchas más veces y que siempre os resulta interesante: la importancia de las imágenes de calidad en un proyecto web. Como ya te hemos indicado en muchas ocasiones, elegir y utilizar la imagen adecuada te permitirá atraer la atención de tus visitas y diferenciarte de tu competencia y, si es tomada por nosotros mismos, todavía mejor. Pero, si no eres experto en fotografía o no se te da del todo bien, es preferible descargarlas de la red. Por eso, en este post te traemos 12 bancos de imágenes gratuitas. Imágenes Gratis. Free Stocks. Pexels. Snapwire Snaps. Negativespace. Splitshire. Resplashed. Find a photo. Foter. Morguefile. Albumarium. Open Photo. ¡Por cierto! Ahora te toca a ti: si tú utilizas algún otro banco de imágenes gratuitas, compártelo con nosotros dejándonos un comentario María Acibeiro María trabaja en Host Europe desde 2015. More Posts

Digital Citizenship and Digital Literacy - Netsafe: Supporting New Zealand internet users Photo by R. Nial Bradshaw The widespread adoption of technology and our increasing use of digital platforms means that every New Zealander needs to know how to model responsible behaviours as successful ‘digital citizens’ in real-world contexts. Anyone using the internet should understand how good citizenship values apply online and NetSafe works with educators and families alike to help develop skills and knowledge around this concept. We have defined a successful digital citizen as someone who: It would be easy to think of Digital literacy as just another set of skills or knowledge that we need to learn, but it is significantly more than that. “Being digitally literate is not just learning about or even with digital technologies, but is being able to participate fully in a digitally-enabled [society]” Practical skills associated with digital literacy could include knowing: People can and do post things online which are untrue or extremely biased. More advice and information

How to Identify Mysterious Images Online | MindShift | KQED News Can’t figure out the source of an image you found online? There’s an easy trick you might not know about — and it’s an essential tool for citing sources. Students who find images they want to use in projects need to follow the appropriate rules of citation: state the title and the original source. But with so much misinformation and mis-attribution online, students might either change the research topic to avoid the problem altogether or simply cite the source poorly. Take, for example, a student wanting to use this image (above) labeled as a cartoon by Rube Goldberg. But there’s a Google tool that allows him to use an image as a search term. Within just a few seconds, he can discover another artist, named W. From a complete mystery to a citable entity in the blink of an eye. Here’s how to use Search by Image: 2) Notice that in the Google Images search bar, specifically, there is an icon of a camera on the right-hand end. 4) Wait for a moment while Google searches its image index.

The Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet [Infographic] Critical thinking skills truly matter in learning. Why? Because they are life skills we use every day of our lives. Everything from our work to our recreational pursuits, and all that’s in between, employs these unique and valuable abilities. Consciously developing them takes thought-provoking discussion and equally thought-provoking questions to get it going. Begin right here with the Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet. It’s a simple infographic offering questions that work to develop critical thinking on any given topic. How Does It Work? Critical thinking is thinking on purpose. The Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet includes categories for Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How. In these questions you’ll find great potential conversation starters and fillers. Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet for Printing You can grab an 11x17 PDF file of the Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet for quick and easy printing. We really hope you enjoy this cheatsheet.

3 sitios no muy conocidos con estupendas imágenes gratis - Geek's Room Hoy en día muchos son los sitios que ofrecen imágenes gratis para uso personal y comercial, algunos con fotos estupendas. Cada tanto siguen surgiendo nuevos sitios que ofrecen fotografías de este tipo, pero no todos ofrecen buena calidad como por ejemplo Pixabay, pero otros si y con algunas imágenes exclusivas, que no se encuentran en otros sitios. Aquí les traigo 3 de esos sitios con imágenes estupendas y gratis. SkitterPhoto Fotos exclusivas del sitio, capturada por los dueños del mismo sobre distintos temas y todas con una licencia Creative Commons CC0. IM Free Esta es una colección de cientos de fotos curadas de distintos sitios, todas de alta calidad. MMT STock Jeffrey Betts es el dueño de este sitio que ofrece imágenes gratis de alta calidad de computadoras, espacios de trabajo, naturaleza y otras, todas con licencia Creative Commons CC0. Estos artículos también te pueden interesar:

8 Tips for Great Blog Posts – MICHELLE PACANSKY-BROCK My Advanced Teaching with Technology students, who are teachers, are starting their own blog. As I guide them through becoming bloggers, I have been reminded of how distinct blogging is from academic writing. I’m writing this post to support my students, as well as other educators venturing into blogging. The fact is, making a blog is simple but, in the era of knowledge abundance, enticing people to read your posts is not so easy. Be meaningful. What tips would you add to this list? Interactive Graphic about Copyright Today we are adding this wonderful resource from Cyberbee. This is basically an interactive image which includes important information in the form of answers to questions students might raise when discussing the topic of copyright. To start using this resource all you need to do is to hover your pointer over a student to read the question then click on that student to read the answer. Here are the questions asked by students in this interactive graphic, to see the answer you need to click on a student. 1- What is copyright 2- What about me ? Below is only a snapshot of the image , click HERE to access the original interactive graphic.

10 Benefits Of Inquiry-Based Learning | TeachThought 10 Benefits Of Inquiry-Based Learning by TeachThought Staff Inquiry-based learning is a term that educators and parents alike hear bandied about without a clear sense of exactly what it is, why it’s effective, how it works, and what its benefits are. For now, let’s define inquiry-based learning simply as an open-ended approach to learning guided by students through questions, research, and/or curiosity. Sketch-noter Sylvia Duckworth took Trevor MacKenzie’s ideas on the benefits on inquiry-based learning and put together the image above. What benefits of inquiry-based learning do you see in your classroom? 1. (See 25 Ways to Promote Passion-Based Learning In Your Classroom) 2. (See 4 Principles Of Student-Centered Learning) 3. (See 27 Ways to Promote Intrinsic Motivation In The Classroom) 4. (See 4 Stages of Curiosity) 5. (See 4 Strategies to Promote Smarter Grit) 6. (See 8 Reasons Why Students Should Still Write Research Papers) 7. 8. (See 7 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions) 9.

50 bancos de imágenes para encontrar fotos gratis Ya hemos visto una gran cantidad de buscadores online de fotografías gratuitas, de hecho hace pocos días os hablamos de una excelente iniciativa que recopila una buena cantidad de opciones tanto para buscar fotos como para encontrar vídeos, iconos y demás material gráfico gratuito. Los buscadores de contenido con licencia Creative Commons, así como los que permiten obtener contenido que no necesita hacer referencia a los autores, han ido apareciendo desde hace años, y siempre nos hemos preocupado en guardarlos en nuestra categoría de bancos de imágenes gratuitos, por lo que no podemos dejar de hacer alguna recopilación de vez en cuando. En este caso os mostramos 50 sitios web que suman más de 50.000 fotos gratuitas, tanto libres como con licencia Creative Commons: Todos ellos están incluidos dentro de la aplicación zoommy, una opción creada especialmente para los que no quieren depender del navegador web.

13 Great Twitter Chats Every Educator Should Check Out -- THE Journal Education Twitter chats take place when a group of educators "meet" on Twitter at an agreed upon time, using an agreed upon hashtag, to discuss topics of interest in education. Twitter chats range from small discussions with only a few participants to huge conversations with dozens or even hundreds of educators taking part! They provide a unique opportunity for educators to discuss specific topics of interest and connect with colleagues around the world. The word from educators in the trenches is that these chats are making a profound difference in how educators are improving their professional practice, providing ideas, resources and inspiration in ways never thought possible. Interested in giving Twitter chats a try? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. This list of popular chats is a great way to get started, but is just a small sampling of the many education chats available. #edtechchat: is dedicated to all things related to Education Technology and takes place Mondays from 8 to 9 pm Eastern Time.

Copyright resources for teachers August 12, 2014 Now that the new school year is about to start, it would be great to devote a session with your students where you can talk to them about issues related to copyright and proper use of digital artifacts from the net. This will definitely help them make better and informed decisions as to the kind of materials they are allowed to use in their work and provide them with practice on the different ways they can appropriately credit sources. This resourceful page embeds a wide variety of materials to use in this regard, browse through the items featured there and bookmark the ones you plan to use with your students. I am also sharing with you this wonderful graphic that debunks 5 myths about copyright infringement. You can print it off and use it in your class as well.

12 Principles Of Modern Learning | TeachThought 12 Principles Of Modern Learning by TeachThought Staff What are the principles of modern learning? Well, that depends on how you define ‘learning’ and what you’d consider ‘modern.’ These broad categories are then broken up into four principles per category. Overall, though, defining ‘modern learning’ through inquiry, self-direction, and connectivity is at the core of what we preach here at TeachThought. The four principles of Modern Inquiry Learning, according to the graphic, are Compile, Contribute, Combine, and Change, with their respective Realities and Opportunities shown below. Modern Inquiry Learning Principle: Compile Reality: The ability to save and retrieve information in a variety of formats Opportunity: Give modern learners virtually ‘unlimited’ capacity to retrieve and store information Principle: Contribute Reality: The ability to participate in more complex projects Opportunity: Enables learners to participate in more complex projects Principle: Combine Principle: Change Cooperate

Copyright the Card Game – UK Copyright Literacy As part of our work we have developed a new engaging approach to copyright education sessions. For those of you who have ever delivered copyright training, you know it can often be a rather dry subject, that we often have difficulties persuading colleagues to attend. Well that will all be set to change, once you start thinking more creatively about copyright education. Instead of focusing on aspects of the law and thinking about what copyright might stop people from doing, our game encourages them to focus on four positive aspects to copyright. it is based on working in teams to tackle a number of common scenarios. The four ‘suits’ in the game are: Copyright works – what is the material that someone wants to use? Version 3.0 Released May 2019 Version 3.0 card deck was released at the Creative Commons Summit 2019 in Lisbon. Version 2.0 Released July 2017 Version 2.0 was released on 5th July 2017 at the CILIP Conference. Copyright the Card Game – US version