I posted an article a few months ago entitled, “How to find License Free Material for School Projects.” I highlighted several resources educators and students can use to find License Free, non-comercial, retired license, public domain or creative commons license content.
I recently came across a great info-graphic, “5 Myths & Facts about Copyright & Images Online.” It highlights the popular myths and possible legal consequences of using online images that isn’t licensed accordingly. Image is reproduced with permission from Legal123.au.com
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Source: Copyright Infringement: Myths vs Facts
Google has launched its Google Cultural Institute, a repository of exhibits and collections from museums and archives from around the world. Linked to Google Art Project, it allows for mulitmedia interactive experiences across a myriad of subjects. Users can also curate a collection on their end.
As a classicists, one of my favorites is “Greek Drama and the National Theatre.” You can watch the evolution of performance, see examples, read scripts, enjoy in a 3D space, and more! Another great feature is that you can choose the language in which it displays. If you are teaching a French class, for example, you can have them explore the Louis XIV exhibit at Versailles in French rather than English!
There are many potential applications for this repository and the curation features in History, Art History, Language Studies, and more!
Social reading supports many of the skills that the new literacies embody: communication, collaboration, critical thinking and online reading comprehension (among others). There are a growing number of social reading tools out there, and every librarian could use a few of those tools in his or her technology belt.
Here are 6 of my favorites:
Biblionasium Biblionasium is a social reading tool built for kids. It was named a 2013 AASL Best WebSite for Teaching and Learning. This one is so good that I recommended it to my daughter’s fifth grade teacher. It could easily replace the giant stack of reading logs that currently takes up a whole corner of her classroom. And it would save her time in monitoring those reading logs. With Biblionasium, teachers can set up an account for the classroom, and have their students keep reading logs, write reviews, start reading challenges and even earn digital…
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