Tag Archives: Copyright

Copyright or Wrong: So What’s Fair Use Anyway?

Copyright or Wrong: So What’s Fair Use Anyway? is a new workshop offered by Cooperating School Districts. This half-day professional development session is July 27th from  8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 1460 Craig Road in Creve Coeur, Missouri.

Confused about copyright and how it impacts you and your students? Come learn about some basic ‘big ideas” in copyright, including Fair Use and Creative Commons licensing.  Leave this workshop with a clearer understanding of the issues and a thoughtful process to think through them. We will explore a variety of practical tools and copyright-friendly resources that will enable you and your students to be creative and share their work with the world. Costs: $75 CSD member; $89 non-member. New summer pricing makes this half-day workshop just $56 CSD member; $67 non-memberRegister here.

Learning About Media Literacy and the K-12 Classroom

Using digital media to help build critical thinking and communication skills is a life long craft necessary for our 21st century learners. Today’s participants in Stephanie Madlinger’s  Integrating Media Literacy Across the Curriculum shared instructional strategies that work and discovered how to measure learning outcomes for students and teachers. Experiences with copyright and fair use were discussed, as well as how to create safe and legal projects for the classroom.

Stephanie, who is on the Board of Directors for the Gateway Media Literacy Partners (GMLP), also shared information on Marshall McLuhan (among a large group of resources!). Not familiar with Marshall McLuhan’s work? See this video of him talking about media literacy. The class also talked about developing, managing, and sharing multimedia work of both students and teachers. See more photos of today’s new class on Flickr.

Also note that 2011 Media Literacy Week in St. Louis, Missouri, is November 6-12th. If you are interested in learning more about this topic, be sure to mark you calendar- there will be many events to attend!

Coming Soon! Connecting Digital & Print Literacy – Creating Book Trailers

Explore rich digital media & interactive learning through visualization!

Book trailers are a great way to connect digital and print literacy in a real-world application. In this class, (a Midwest Education Technology Conference precon sell-out workshop!) learn how to create and manage a book trailer project in your classroom. We will make book trailers using Photostory 3 – a free Microsoft download. The class will cover how to help your students select their audience, and decide how to construct their message to accomplish the persuasive goal of the trailer. We will touch on copyright compliance issues and practice finding acceptable images and music.  Creating voice-overs using the free download Audacity program will be demonstrated. Skills covered during the day can be applied to any subject area and any grade level, so won’t you join us?

Connecting Digital and Print Literacy – Creating Book Trailers
Monday, June 13, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the tele at Cooperating School Districts
$149 CSD member; $189 non-member | (One Graduate Credit Available) | Register here.

Archived 2011 METC Sessions Available Until August

The following METC 2011  sessions are still available as video on-demandat no cost!

•  The Kids Need Us –and– Technology  and  Hordes of Free Tools from a Google Certified Teacher from keynote Rushton Hurley
•  I’m Leading, Is Anyone Following? from Howie DiBlasi
•  Living on the Future Edge from keynote Lee Crockett
•  Tammy’s Favorite Technology Tips from Tammy Worcester
•  Teaching “Wired” Learners from Kevin Honeycutt
•  8-Track Tapes, Covered Wagons & Textbooks: There is a Better Way from Scott Kinney
•  Copyright Clarity: Remix & Fair Use in Education from Renee Hobbs
•  Gadget A-Go-Go: Fabulous Freebies, Great Gadgets, Tasty Tools, & Sweet Sites that Go the Distance! from Gwyneth Ann Jones
•  Paperless Classroom for Under $100 from Torrence Temple
  Student Publishing & Remixing: Keeping it Safe & Legal Panel Discussion with Renee Hobbs, Gwyneth Ann Jones & Rushton Hurley

A special thanks to Chris Hayes at IDSolutions for archiving these Midwest Education Technology Conference presentations. They will be available until August 2011. METC is a program of the Virtual Learning Center of Cooperating School Districts. Following the conference on Twitter at @metc_csd.

New Class! Integrating Media Literacy Across the Curriculum

Little hands need digital learning, too! Come learn how to help promote safe, effective student work in the 21st century. In this class, we will learn about how to integrate media literacy and digital technology across the K-12 education curriculum. Using digital media to help build critical thinking and communication skills is a life long craft necessary for our 21st century learners. Participants will share instructional strategies that work and discover how to measure learning outcomes for students and teachers. We will share experiences with copyright and fair use while creating safe and legal projects for the classroom.

Discussion will occur about developing, managing, and sharing multimedia work of both students and teachers. What steps should be taken to legally and effectively promote digital media projects in education? Learn where to find and how to properly cite music, video clips, images and more. Leave this class with information about media literacy in order to formulate your own plan for integrating technology. Integrating Media Literacy Across the Curriculum is July 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Cooperating School Districts in St. Louis, Missouri. This new tele class costs $149 for a CSD member and $189 for a non-member. Graduate credit is available for this class, too. Register here.

photo found on Flickr Creative Commons