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10 Must Have Resources to Teach about Copyright and Fair Use

10 Must Have Resources to Teach about Copyright and Fair Use
1- Copyright Advisory Network This web site is a way for librarians to learn about copyright and seek feedback and advice from fellow librarians and copyright specialists 2- Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers This chart was designed to inform teachers of what they may do under the law. Feel free to make copies for teachers in your school or district, 3- Copyright Confusion This is a great wiki where you can have access to materials, PDFs, and guide on copyright and fair use of digital content 5- Creative Commons Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. 6- CyberBee I must say that this is really a great interactive website that teaches students everything on copyright issues. 7- Fair Use Evaluator This tool helps you better understand how to determine the "fairness" of a use under the U.S. 8- Taking The Mystery out of Copyright 9- Copyright Kids 10- Teaching Copyright

copyrightfriendly - home The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education Click here to view or download a PDF of this report. Coordinated by: The Media Education Lab,Temple UniversityThe Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property,American University Washington College of LawThe Center for Media & Social Impact,American University With funding from: The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation And additional support from: The Ford Foundation,by way of the Future of Public Media Project Introduction Principles of Fair Use in Media Literacy Education 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Conclusion Common Myths About Fair Use Notes What This Is This document is a code of best practices that helps educators using media literacy concepts and techniques to interpret the copyright doctrine of fair use. What This Isn't This code of best practices does not tell you the limits of fair use rights. It’s not a guide to using material that people give the public permission to use, such as works covered by Creative Commons licenses. How This Document Was Created Media Literacy Education

A Must Have List of Resources on Digital Citizenship for Teachers Today, I am sharing with you Edutopia's resources on Digital Citizenship. These articles are really a treasure trove of insightful knowledge on everything you and your students need to know about digital citizenship. Check them out below and make sure you book mark them for future return visits : Cyber bullying 1- "She Used to Be Pretty": Schoolyard Harassment Goes OnlineThe wounds cyberbullies cause can run deep.2- Techno Prisoners: Musings on the New Bullying ParadigmIn the age of cyberbullying, a Stone Age tormentee looks back.3- Social-Networking Sites Draw Teens InIn the largely unsupervised digital world, youths set the rules.4- Cinema vs. Cyberbullies: Using Filmmaking to Fight Online HarassmentFilmmaker Debbie Heimowitz employs the power of movies to promote online empowerment and awareness.5-Google+: The Dark Side of the CircleGoogle's social network is built on the idea of social stratification. The Importance of Netiquette

10 Excellent Digital Citizenship Tips for Your Students and Kids Now that you have understood the basics of Digital Citizenship and have read the digital footprint guide, you night be in need of a handy graphic to share with your students to wrap it up all. Well, I have one for you. The graphic below features some wonderful tips and pieces of advice on how to develop good manners online. Look at it as a code of online ethics to recommend not only to your students but to your kids as well. You can also print it and hang it on your classroom wall to constantly remind students of what is expected from them while using the world wide web. source:

10 Great Tools for Academic Research You Should Know about 1- Zotero Zotero is the only research tool that automatically senses content, allowing you to add it to your personal library with a single click. Whether you're searching for a preprint on, a journal article from JSTOR, a news story from the New York Times, or a book from your university library catalog, Zotero has you covered with support for thousands of sites. 2- Endnote EndNote gives you the tools you need for searching, organizing and sharing your research. It allows you to easily create bibliographies while writing your next paper with features like Cite While You Write . 3- Mendeley Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research. This is a great productivity app that helps you :Coordinate and complete tasks with your teams. 5- Scrivener 6- Camscanner 8- Google drive Google Drive provides a powerful productivity suite useful for teachers. 9- Dropbox

Google Sites for Teachers 2012 Initiatives, Principal Project The goal of the Principal Project, funded by ILILE, was to collect and disseminate resources to help administrators to better understand the role of the certified library media specialist and the importance of a strong library media program. Administrative support is vital to developing and maintaining a quality school library program. These resources offer ideas and suggestions for working closely with your school administrator to ensure that your program has a positive impact on teaching and learning. Research for this project was coordinated by Ann E. Tepe. The certified school librarian is a professional, trained to develop and manage the library program, to be a curriculum partner-leader and to provide instruction on critical thinking and information literacy skills. The School Librarian's Role in the Electronic Age Simpson Article discussing the changing roles of the library media specialist by Dr. If a Tree Falls The Value of the school LMS to student learning Roles of the LMS

NoodleTools : MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian Bibliography Composer, Online Notecards Lesson Plans – Search Education – Google Picking the right search terms Beginner Pick the best words to use in academic searching, whether students are beginning with a full question or a topic of just a few words. View lesson Advanced Explore "firm" and "soft" search terms, and practice using context terms to locate subject-specific collections of information on the web. Understanding search results Learn about the different parts of the results page, and about how to evaluate individual results based on cues like web addresses and snippets. Engage additional search strategies, such as generalization and specialization. Narrowing a search to get the best results Apply filtering tools and basic "operators" to narrow search results. Compare results for basic searches with ones that use operators to discover the impact the right operator has at the right time. Searching for evidence for research tasks Evaluating credibility of sources Consider, tone, style, audience, and purpose to determine the credibility of a source. Culture Culture Database - What Is A Library Database? - Enoch Pratt Free Library What is a library database? Library databases contain information from published works.Examples: Magazine and newspaper articles,encyclopedias and other reference books.Library databases are searchable.By Keywords, Subject, Author, Magazine Title, Date, etc.Library databases provide citation information.Author, if availableTitle of ArticlePublication (Title of Magazine, Newspaper, or Reference Book)PublisherDate of PublicationLibrary databases often contain full-text articles.You can print or email an entire article.There are different kinds of library databasesFor specific topics. Examples: Biography Resource Center , New Book of Popular ScienceFor general topics Examples: ProQuest, World Book OnlineLibrary databases are paid for by taxpayer dollars. How is a library database different from a website? Questions to ask about ANY information: Currency: How recent is the information, and when was it last updated? Any source, whether a library database or website, can have good information.

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