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A Copyright-Friendly Toolkit

However fabulous Creative Commons and Public Domain content may be, sometimes you really need to use copyrighted material. Say you plan to comment on popular media or current events. For instance, you may be planning to critique the portrayal of Native Americans in commercial films. You are going to want to “quote” some commercial films like Pocahontas, Lone Ranger, and Dances with Wolves. If you are reviewing a book, you may want to share its cover art. You may use copyrighted content without asking permission if you believe that your use falls under the doctrine known as Fair Use. In general, when you transform original content, repurpose it, and add value to it in your own remix, you may be able to claim the use fair. According to American University’s Center for Media and Social Impact, these two tests or questions help you plan whether to use the copyrighted work of others without asking permission: The video below explains why the Code for Fair Use in Online Video was created.

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The Other 21st Century Skills Many have attempted to identify the skills important for a learner today in this era of the 21st century (I know it is an overused phrase). I have an affinity towards the skills identified by Tony Wagner: Critical thinking and problem-solvingCollaboration across networks and leading by influenceAgility and adaptabilityInitiative and entrepreneurialismEffective oral and written communicationAccessing and analyzing informationCuriosity and imagination Today I viewed a slideshow created by Gallup entitled, The Economics of Human Development: The Path to Winning Again in Education. Copyright-friendly Resources Background Copyright-friendly refers to resources that may be used without permission under certain circumstances. It is always the user's reponsibility to determine the type of license for each item. The best known site for public domain materials is Creative Commons. A variety of levels of permissions maybe encountered, with restrictions such as non-commercial use, attribution required, or modifications prohibited.

5-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Digital Citizenship "Digital citizenship" is an umbrella term that covers a whole host of important issues. Broadly, it's the guidelines for responsible, appropriate behavior when one is using technology. But specifically, it can cover anything from "netiquette" to cyberbullying; technology access and the digital divide; online safety and privacy; copyright, plagiarism, and digital law, and more.

» Picture Books From biographies to read-alouds to wordless gems, Random House has the right picture book to suit your needs. This resource page has everything you need for hosting a storytime in the library or using picture books in the classroom. Owl Sees Owl Classroom Activities Copyright and Creative Commons Explained by Common Craft Julia’s dream is to make a living as a photographer. In this dream, she takes amazing photos, people buy them, and their purchases fund her future work. But it’s not that simple.

Cataloging Library Collections Resources for School Librarians - Index The Cataloger's Reference Shelf - A collection of MARC manuals and other cataloging reference materials from The Library Company. The Library of Congress Classification Outline - by the Library of Congress. This is in pdf format. YouTube Video Editor - YouTube Help Add music You can add a new audio track to your video. By default, the audio from an added track will replace your clips’ original audio. Click the music note button in the upper left of the editor to bring up YouTube's library of pre-approved songs.

Copyright & creativity for ethical digital citizens - ikeepsafe.org The project was sponsored in part by a generous grant from the Center for Copyright Information. Click here to review the curriculum without providing your information. With Special Thanks iKeepSafe would like to thank the many experts who contributed to Copyright & Creativity for Ethical Digital Citizens. Legal Review Center for Copyright Information,attorneys and experts

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