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. Still, there are plenty of good resources out there to help start these conversations or that can serve as reminders as you help create a culture of creativity and attribution at your school.
Before You Post Your Work...Do You Need Permission? | COOL Schools | Web Honor Roll Before You Post Your Work...Do You Need Permission? Internet law is constantly being rewritten and/or revised. In order to stay within the law, it is necessary to be aware of current guidelines. The links below will be helpful to educators and students engaged in Internet research or web posting. Letter of Request Student templates for permission to use web graphics and other media. Read Write Think Home › Classroom Resources › Grades 3-4 Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive Venn Diagram This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically. more Student Interactives
Read Write Think Home › Classroom Resources › Grades 5-6 Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive Venn Diagram This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically. more Student Interactives
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. Not only that, but it applies to most content that you can find online — including posts/articles and videos. Professional Development The course, based on promising results produced by the professional development model delivered in the Verizon Innovate Learning Schools, includes five modules developed around ISTE standards. Course modules are designed to help teachers, administrators and tech coaches implement effective mobile learning initiatives in their schools and classrooms. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from Johns Hopkins University will be offered to teachers completing the Verizon Mobile Learning Academy courses.
ASLC LitPicks Baba Yaga’s Assistant McCoola, Marika ISBN: 9780763669614 Grades: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6 In the woods and desert, a house runs around on chicken legs who belongs to the old witch Baba Yaga,… Coding Games in Scratch Woodcock, Jon ISBN: 978-1465439352 Grades: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grades 7 to 12 ABCYa- Grade 5 ABCya is the leader in free educational computer games and mobile apps for kids. The innovation of a grade school teacher, ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. Millions of kids, parents, and teachers visit ABCya.com each month, playing over 1 billion games last year. Apple, The New York Times, USA Today, Parents Magazine and Scholastic, to name just a few, have featured ABCya’s popular educational games. ABCya’s award-winning Preschool computer games and apps are conceived and realized under the direction of a certified technology education teacher, and have been trusted by parents and teachers for ten years. Our educational games are easy to use and classroom friendly, with a focus on the alphabet, numbers, shapes, storybooks, art, music, holidays and much more!
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).