Five-Minute Film Festival: Copyright and Fair Use for Educators I absolutely love it when teachers and students create, remix, and mash up media; it's a fantastic way to encourage deeper learning and media literacy. But one issue that complicates digital freedom of expression is copyright law. While many would argue that copyright law is outdated and badly in need of an overhaul, it's still critical that adults and kids alike have a basic understanding of what's legal and ethical while playing with other people's intellectual property. Here's a list of videos I collected to help you navigate the murky waters of copyright law in educational settings. Video Playlist: Understanding Copyright and Fair Use Watch the player below to see the whole playlist, or view it on YouTube.
That’s Plagiarism?: Teaching Paraphrase Skills to Pre-university Students Learning how to paraphrase another’s words is difficult for any writer, even more so for nonnative speakers who come from countries that don’t have any concept of plagiarism. Many EFL students want to attend a U.S. university; however, they lack the academic skills to write college level papers which involve research. Even if you teach students who don’t need to do academic research, paraphrasing and summarizing are beneficial tools for reading comprehension. Below are some ways to teach your students the valuable skill of paraphrasing.
How to Find Public Domain and Creative Commons Images In last week's survey of Free Technology for Teachers readersFlickr The Commons, Photos for Class, and Pixabay were chosen as the best places to find public domain and Creative Commons images. All three can be used to find images that can be re-used in a variety of presentation formats. The videos embedded below provide an overview of how to use each image source. Up, Up and Away? (TM) Level: Grades 7 to 8 About the Author: Matthew Johnson, Director of Education, MediaSmarts Overview In this lesson students encounter the key concepts of intellectual property, learning the difference between copyright and trademark and coming to understand how these affect how media products are created and sold.
Writing Like a Graduate Student: Research & Writing: Learning Tools: Graduate: School of Continuing Studies: Indiana University As a graduate student in the adult education program, you will write often, and you will be expected to write well. A number of resources can help you hone your skills, including the following: the Writing Tutorial for Graduate Students from Drake University - a wealth of resources on all aspects of writing, revising, and citing, as well as a rubric for academic writing and examples of good, not-so-good, and bad papers Purdue University's Online Writing Lab the writing tools folder that you can find by clicking on the resources link in most of your courses In order to write like a graduate student, you must understand the purpose your article or paper serves. use correct grammar and punctuation. document your sources. Purpose
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.
Activity 7: Fair use, copyright, and introduction to using images Welcome to our free professional development series on class and student blogging! This series consists of a range of activities that take you through the process of class and student blogging. While many of the class blog examples we’ve included are from primary grades, the same principles apply for class blogs regardless of student age (including adult learners). The activities can be completed at your own pace and in any order! The aim of this activity is to introduce you to the use of images and how to use them on class and student blogs. Click on a link below to go to the section you want to work on: Picking Your Topic IS Research! When you pick your topic, it's not set in stone. Picking and adjusting your topic is an integral part of the research process! Anne Burke: Project Lead, Scripting, StoryboardsKim Duckett: Team LeadDaria Dorafshar: Graphics and AnimationMara Mathews: NarrationJason Evans Groth: Audio ProductionAndreas Orphanides: Writing, Editing, Technical InfrastructureSarah Craig, Jennifer Garrett, Adrienne Lai: Additional Writing and Editing This video is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States license.
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. Publish/Audio Internet Archive SoundCloud SoundCloud is a music and audio sharing community that allows artists to upload its works under the full suite of CC licenses. Its set of tools integrate nicely across the web, with adoptions from well known artists and labels. How to publish on SoundCloud Jamendo
OWL If you are having trouble locating a specific resource, please visit the search page or the Site Map. The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Copyright-CopyWrong The Educators' Lean and Mean No FAT Guide to Fair Use By Hall Davidson You can't afford to ignore the law, but neither can you afford to overlook the needs of your students. The good news for educators heading into a new millennium is that abiding by--and helping to shape--fair use copyright principles and guidelines is really not that difficult. For help, read on. Is it legal for students to use copyrighted clips from videos, CDs, or the Internet to create multimedia reports?