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

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. 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. If you and your students keep rule 1 in mind, then everything else should be fine. Rule 2: There Are Resources You CAN Use 1. 2. Related:  CopyrightFRIT 7332 Part 3

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: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Compfight Settings You can change the Compfight options in Settings > Compfight. Search images under: Controls whether your term searches Tags only or all text. Image Licence: Controls whether your term searches Creative Commons images or Commercial images. Safe Search: Designed to hide 99 % of inappropriate content. Size when inserted into the post: Used to change the image size when inserted in the post.

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. Goodreads The goal of Goodreads is to help users find great books to read by suggesting new books based on titles they've read already or according to what their friends are reading. Shelfari Part of Amazon, Shelfari is a social network devoted to creating a global community of book lovers by encouraging users to discuss and share their favorite books with friends and strangers. Recommended: How to Make Your Own Flipboard Magazine LibraryThing Any avid reader will find LibraryThing to be a great way to organize their reading list. BookCrossing Reader2 Revish

Home | Global Digital Citizen Foundation Summaries of Fair Use Cases - Copyright Overview by Rich Stim - Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center The best way to understand the flexible principle of fair use is to review actual cases decided by the courts. Below are summaries of a variety of fair use cases. Cases Involving Text Fair use. Artwork, Visual Arts, and Audiovisual Cases Fair use. Internet Cases Fair use. Music Cases Fair use. Parody Cases Fair use.

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. Digital literacy skills But librarians struggle to define digital literacy. “So that is telling us that in the library community, we’re still trying to figure out exactly what digital literacy means,” she said. 5 digital literacy challenges (and how to overcome them) 1. 2. 3.

Picture Perfect: Teaching to Visual Literacy -- THE Journal Picture Perfect: Teaching to Visual Literacy Visual Literacy proponent Lynell Burmark explains why the use of images is so important in the classroom and how it can help teachers meet the challenges of getting through the curriculum and engaging students in skills and content they'll actually remember and apply after the test. By Dian Schaffhauser12/19/12 Lynell Burmark's decades-long promotion of "visual literacy" continues gaining fans, particularly now with so many free, high-quality, easily accessible multimedia materials available to teachers who are trained on and outfitted with computers and projection devices to exploit those visual resources. In this interview, Burmark explains what visual literacy is, how it works in the classroom, and why it can accelerate the efforts by teachers to get through daunting volumes of required curriculum. Dian Schaffhauser: A lot of your focus is on visual literacy. Lynell Burmark: Everyone knows what literacy means--reading and writing words.

Copyrights and Copying Wrongs Education World answers the question "What can my students and I freely use in our lessons, presentations, workshops, newsletters, reports, and Web sites, and what is protected by copyright?" Included: A tour of the public domain! Have you ever ... incorporated an innovative online graph into a math teaching master? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you're probably a terrific teacher! However altruistic your motives, the materials used in the above examples are protected by copyright -- and copyright law states that the owner of any tangible creative work has the sole right to reproduce, distribute, perform, display, transmit, or transform that work. "But everybody does it!" "People routinely get away with illegal copying in the classroom for the same reason that people get away with speeding on the interstate," said John Adsit, online education coordinator for Jefferson County Schools in Golden, Colorado. "The ensuing lawsuit was most instructive," Adsit added.

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. Library Staffing Library Expenditures Circulation Numbers Collection Size

The Padagogy Wheel – It’s Not About The Apps, It’s About The Pedagogy The Padagogy Wheel – It’s Not About The Apps, It’s About The Pedagogy by Allan Carrington, TeachThought PD Workshop Facilitator The Padagogy Wheel is designed to help educators think – systematically, coherently, and with a view to long term, big-picture outcomes – about how they use mobile apps in their teaching. The Padagogy Wheel is all about mindsets; it’s a way of thinking about digital-age education that meshes together concerns about mobile app features, learning transformation, motivation, cognitive development and long-term learning objectives. The Padagogy Wheel, though, is not rocket science. It is an everyday device that can be readily used by everyday teachers; it can be applied to everything from curriculum planning and development, to writing learning objectives and designing centered activities. The underlying principle of the Padagogy Wheel is that it is the pedagogy that should determine our educational use of apps. So how does it work? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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. Contributors:Donna L. Introduction As schools and universities increase technology use for teaching, more students and teachers have questions about copyright law. This resource provides some legal information about the US Copyright law including fair use but not legal advice. 17 U.S.C. § 106: Exclusive rights in copyrighted works17 U.S.C. § 107: Fair Use17 U.S.C. § 110: Limitations on exclusive rights Please remember that issues of copyright are dealt with on a case-by-case basis. Fair Use What is the purpose of the use? The purpose of the use. Conclusion

Libraries and Transliteracy | Information on all literacies for all types of libraries and librarians. What is the SAMR Model? Jump to navigation What Is the SAMR Model? Intro to SAMR Model The SAMR Model is a way for teachers to evaluate how they integrate technology into their teaching.