Day 15 #30DC14! Way to go!!!
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So you have a great interactive lesson planned with a multimedia project in the works and you need some pictures… Maybe you are having students do some research on a famous person, time, place, etc and you need them to to use 5 sources from the web… What about videos? Yes, the internet is full of resources (good and bad) and they are all so easy to copy and paste into our presentations. Right?
While resources are coming at our students (and ourselves) at lightning fast speeds, we do need to be aware of what we are teaching them through our actions. Knowing about good citizenship and modeling it need to be one and the same. How many times have you needed a picture of something off the web and you just googled it and copied the image to share with class? I’m guilty of doing it early in my 1:1 teaching! The ease of finding and curating resources draws us in and we need to be conscious of it so that our students get the right message. Below are some options and resources for finding properly licensed resources that can be reused in the classroom.
Because there are several resources already on our site related to copyrighted resources and how to find and attribute them appropriatly, I’m going to link to those here…
- A Teacher’s Guide to Image Copyright – By: Bill Gumula
- Web Tools for Teachers: Free Media – By: Tim Wilhelmus
- Day 20 #30DC13: Royalty Free Resources – By: Tim Wilhelmus
- Pictures and videos are priceless in presentations…
- Research projects (remember all information [and not just images] needs to be used according to it’s license)
- Anytime you share digital information!
- Digital Storytelling Assignments.
- Web-Authoring and Blogging Activities.
Why It Matters (Teaching Rubric)
Modeling what you want the students to learn is essential in education. Teachers should purposefully integrate Resources, Activities, and Materials (competency 2.1) that are appropriate and how to appropriatly obtain them. Modeling how to correctly find and use web resources demonstrates that the Teacher’s Knowledge of (their) Content (essential competency 2.7) is factual and accessible to students. Integrating proper digital citizenship in all web related uses demonstrates the Teacher’s Compliance to Policies and Procedures (essential competency 4.6).
Think about your use of digital resources and how you model their use for your students. Do you demonstrate how to find copyrighted resources / images for your students? Do you require your students to find reusable copyrighted resources and attribute them properly for projects and assignments? Comment below on what your favorite site is for finding online resources that are licensed for reuse and how you model it for your students. If you don’t currently do this, the challenge is first to start, but then share how you will in the future.
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