Sustainable Teaching | Use the Impossible to Fail Quiz to Give Students Instant Remediation Does your gut (and your assessment) tell you some students didn’t get it the first time you taught it? Would you like to give students remediation exclusively for concepts they don’t understand? Isn’t it impossible to deliver precise remediation to each student in your classroom? The solution to these challenges is the Impossible to Fail Quiz. I had the opportunity to learn about this tool from Chris Aviles at EdCamp New Jersey. The Impossible to Fail Quiz uses two components of Google Forms that had previously been unexplored frontiers for me: “Go to page based on answer” and inserting page breaks. The quiz is impossible to fail because it directs students to a review video when they incorrectly answer a question. Start by opening Google Drive and creating a new Google Form: Follow the pattern of adding a page break and a question for as many questions as you want. Now it is time to add the magic of the Impossible to Fail Quiz: videos! Now return to your multiple choice questions.
Copyright in the Library - Introduction Libraries have a special set of exemptions from liability for copyright infringement when they exercise some of the exclusive rights of copyright holders such as making copies, displaying and performing works publicly, and distributing works to the public. They also enjoy the protections of other more general exemptions, such as fair use. Copyright in the library is a set of short articles that explain each of the law's special privileges and the conditions under which libraries enjoy them. There are also articles that explore other important issues that deeply affect academic libraries, such as the revolution in scholarly communication, enabled by dramatic changes in networked communication technologies, the continuing evolution of analog libraries into digital libraries, and such practical considerations as negotiating contracts to acquire access to databases and software. The subjects in this series include: Fair Use (Section 107) Library reproduction and distribution (Section 108) Other
Background Information - Open Educational Resources - UMUC Subject Resources at University of Maryland University College OERs started as a grassroots movement by educators worldwide. Funded by grants and private donations (particularly from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, which has already given more than $110 million in support of OERs), the OER movement has attempted to bring into the educational process groups who have been traditionally shut out, including K-12 teachers, scientists and engineers working in the industry rather than in academia, and those who aren’t fluent in English. The OER movement’s goal is to make education available to everyone around the world (particularly those in the developing world, who could not otherwise afford an education, as well as self-learners). The OER movement has become an institutional movement as well, with early pioneers such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology putting an increasing amount of course material – including complete course lectures – online.
Copyright & Fair Use - Copyright Basics FAQ These frequently asked questions explain what a copyright is and what exactly it protects. What types of creative work does copyright protect? Copyright protects works such as poetry, movies, CD-ROMs, video games, videos, plays, paintings, sheet music, recorded music performances, novels, software code, sculptures, photographs, choreography and architectural designs. To qualify for copyright protection, a work must be “fixed in a tangible medium of expression.” This means that the work must exist in some physical form for at least some period of time, no matter how brief. Virtually any form of expression will qualify as a tangible medium, including a computer’s random access memory (RAM), the recording media that capture all radio and television broadcasts, and the scribbled notes on the back of an envelope that contain the basis for an impromptu speech. In addition, the work must be original — that is, independently created by the author. Does copyright protect an author’s creative ideas?
Cool Sites for Middle School Students Online Fun and Games FunBrain - Games for math, reading, and other stuff. Online Games for Kids - From Scholastic. Orisinal - Good games here. Fun and Games GameFAQ's - Information about games for lots of systems. Cheats for all platforms Game Spot - Tips, cheats, games for downloading, and news and reviews. Hobbies and Collections Comic Book Resources - News, locations of comic book shops, and lots of links to comic web sites. Music Pets Healthy Pets - Lots of information here on topics like housebreaking your puppy to feeding your bird. Sports Entertainment - TV and Movies Groups in Your Town The Boy Scouts of America - A super group for making friends and having fun. Sites for Teens Teen Division of the Internet Public Library - Links to sports, entertainment, and information on personal problems. Other Cool Sites Balloon HQ - This site will tell you how to twist balloons to make those neat figures. This site is maintained by Linda Bertland, retired school librarian.
Copyright Advisory Office Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO) Home The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Parents or eligible students have the right to inspect and review the student's education records maintained by the school. Schools may disclose, without consent, "directory" information such as a student's name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, honors and awards, and dates of attendance. For additional information, you may call 1-800-USA-LEARN (1-800-872-5327) (voice). Or you may contact us at the following address:
The Creative Commons and Photography Though it's been around for much longer than most people realize, the Creative Commons has been getting some traction in the photography world. With a boost of visibility by the prominence of flickr.com, more people are assigning one of four variations of licensing terms described by the Creative Commons to their photographs, which means that they are making their photos "free to use" under some minimally intrusive restrictions, such as giving photo credit ("attribution"). Is it making headway? As of December 31, 2007, Flickr's 21 million users uploaded over 2 billions photos. Does this mean the end of the paid-for photo licensing business? From their website, the Creative Commons is a non-profit organization that seeks to provide a framework where creators of works can identify their materials as "free for certain uses," while still enjoying some protections by declaring "some rights reserved." The benefits of free. Here is a very simple example: The dominoes don't stop falling there.
Why Use Primary Sources? Primary sources provide a window into the past—unfiltered access to the record of artistic, social, scientific and political thought and achievement during the specific period under study, produced by people who lived during that period. Bringing young people into close contact with these unique, often profoundly personal, documents and objects can give them a very real sense of what it was like to be alive during a long-past era. 1. Engage students Primary sources help students relate in a personal way to events of the past and promote a deeper understanding of history as a series of human events.Because primary sources are snippets of history, they encourage students to seek additional evidence through research.First-person accounts of events helps make them more real, fostering active reading and response. 2. Many state standards support teaching with primary sources, which require students to be both critical and analytical as they read and examine documents and objects. 3. Top
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use Embed imageView/download PDFThe Association of Research Libraries (ARL) presents the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries (PDF), a clear and easy-to-use statement of fair and reasonable approaches to fair use developed by and for librarians who support academic inquiry and higher education. The Code was developed in partnership with the Center for Social Media and the Washington College of Law at American University. In dozens of interviews with veteran research and academic librarians, the researchers learned how copyright law comes into play as interviewees performed core library functions. Then, in a series of small group discussions held with library policymakers around the country, the research team developed a consensus approach to applying fair use. The Code deals with such common questions in higher education as: When and how much copyrighted material can be digitized for student use? Such codes have a powerful effect both in law and practice.
Copyright and Fair Use Disclaimer The information presented here is only general information. Legal advice must be provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship specifically with reference to all the facts of the particular situation under consideration. Updated January 28, 2011 Consistent with BOR Policy IV-3.20, the UMUC Library has developed guidelines for the use of copyrighted materials. The UMUC Library addresses copyright and intellectual property issues because of its role in teaching and promoting information literacy. An Introduction to Copyright What Is Copyright? Simply put, "copyright is a legal device that provides the creator of a work of art or literature, or a work that conveys information or ideas, the right to control how the work is used" (Fishman, 2008, p. 6).The intent of copyright is to advance the progress of knowledge by giving an author of a work an economic incentive to create new works (Loren, 2000, para. 12). What Can be Copyrighted? What Cannot be Copyrighted? Top Notes
Broadcast Yourself. What is copyright? Copyright is a form of protection provided for original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, graphic and audiovisual creations. "Copyright" literally means the right to copy, but has come to mean that body of exclusive rights granted by law to copyright owners for protection of their work. What is copyright infringement? Posting copyright-infringing content can lead to the termination of your account, and possibly monetary damages if a copyright owner decides to take legal action (this is serious—you can get sued!). As a general matter, we at YouTube respect the rights of artists and creators, and hope you will work with us to keep our community a creative, legal and positive experience for everyone, including artists and creators. How To Make Sure Your Video Does Not Infringe Someone Else's Copyrights The way to ensure that your video doesn't infringe someone else's copyright is to use your skills and imagination to create something original.