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Creative Commons Many Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through content under each type of license. Here are some recently added bits and pieces: Attribution License » 70,457,579 photos (See more) Attribution-NoDerivs License

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Handy Visual Featuring The 6 Types of Creative Commons Licences Students Should Know about February 8, 2017 The concept of Creative Commons was introduced to help enhance creative and free exchange of scholarship in a collaborative knowledge-based economy. Instead of chaining their work with a rigid copyright license, producers use Creative Commons licences to allow others to re-use and share their work under a variety of conditions determined by the type of CC license chosen. In today’s post we are sharing with you a visual we have created awhile ago featuring the major types of Creative Commons licences so you and your students can better understand when and how to use CC licensed works. The visual is based on guidelines found in Creativecommons.org/licences. This visual is licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs CC VY-NC-ND, meaning you can download, print or share it provided you credit us as the source and keep it free of charge.

Education, the Brain and Common Core State Standards Understanding even the basics of how the brain learns -- how people perceive, process and remember information -- can help teachers and students successfully meet the requirements of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This initiative aims to establish a relatively standardized knowledge base among all students, alleviating the background knowledge gap. It's designed to promote critical, divergent thinking, equipping students with information relevant to the real world and the ability to use it. Sounds great. But what does that really mean, in practice, for teachers? How do you teach someone to think critically?

BYOD Was a Tech Roller Coaster Ride in 2014 For CIOs faced with Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) challenges, 2014 has been a roller-coaster ride -- one that probably made many sick to their stomachs. Of course, BYOD has been a nightmarish ride from the beginning, when employees empowered by cool consumer tech, namely iPads, iPhones and Android devices, wrested control from IT. Employees essentially demanded the right to use their devices and apps for work purposes. CIOs scurried to come up with solutions to safeguard corporate data on BYOD tablets and phones. On the technical side, they deployed tough mobile device management software that hindered the user experience.

There's a Maker Faire in That iPad! 10 Ways to Create Student Makers With Apps - Getting Smart by Alison Anderson - edapps, iPad, maker, maker fair, makerchat, makered Too often the word on the street is “my school or class has new iPads but we don’t know what to do with them.” The best part about these devices is that they get the learning into the actual hands of students- make learning “hands-on.” That is NOT a new concept. Dewey, Montessori, David Kolb knew this long before the digital age- constructivism is one of the most effective ways to learn anything. 700 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns Free Comedy & Dramas 175 Paramount Films on Paramount’s Official YouTube Channel – Free – The Paramount Vault now streams on its official YouTube channel 175 free feature films. Includes 1987’s Ironweed with Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep, Hamlet (1990) with Glenn Close and Mel Gibson. They’re limited to a US audience.125 Korean Feature Films – Free – The Korean Film Archive has put on YouTube over 100 Korean feature films, including Im Kwon-taek’s Sopyonje and Hong Sangsoo’s The Day the Pig Fell Into a Well. A bonanza for fans of Korean film.A Farewell to Arms – Free – Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes star in a film based on famous novel by Ernest Hemingway. (1932)A Matter of Life and Death – Free – Romantic fantasy film created by the British writing-directing-producing team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, and set in England during the Second World War.

Here’s How Google Tracks You - and What You Can Do About It - True Stories Privacy and data security (Yahoo!, Evernote, and Russia, we’re looking at you) are emerging as big topics for the coming year, so we thought we’d boil down an earlier, beefy post on Google into this handy infographic. Because if you’re online, chances are good you’re engaging with the company one way or another. What Google products are you using? What are your device settings as you use them? Starting to think through these questions will not only help you understand how Google tracks you, but it will also help you make more informed decisions about what’s being done with your data, and whether you’d like to rethink how you use Google products and services.

CourseTalk - Advancing MOOCs This public-private partnership aims to harness the power of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to help young adults across the developing world grow successful careers, potentially leading to stronger economies. Research on MOOCs has been sparse, and the first year of the project will seek to alleviate this data gap. TASCHA will use surveys, interviews and an analysis of more than 70,000 course reviews posted on CourseTalk by students around the world to study awareness and usage of MOOCs among 18 to 35 year olds in Colombia, the Philippines and South Africa. TASCHA's findings will be used to develop a framework for training young workforces through MOOCs. They will also form the basis of a campaign designed to increase MOOC enrollment and completion rates in the three partner countries.

10 Tech Developments That Made 2014 an Amazing Year 2014 was an amazing year for technology. The PC came roaring back with a vengeance and education started to move to thin client devices. Artificial intelligence companies started to pop up more broadly and we started to see the scary potential for being up to our armpits in robots. The Ultimate Printable Guide To The Apple iPad There are a lot of quick and useful guides about the Apple iPad. Designed to be simple and show you how to do a couple quick things, these guides are helpful. But it’s rare for such a detailed guide to be made available for free and be actually up to date.

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