Many times I have seen people during their Cloud Moment. This is the instant when it dawns on them that storing files online can change your working life for the better. Suddenly they see:
It's just a link, not a heavy file!
Only the latest ve
Could this week's reading help me find solutions to three questions which are related to my teaching for next week?
Are photos of famous artists' paintings protected by copyright?
A 1981 thriller about a Russian agent who becomes US president -
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I have really been enjoying working my way through the Coetail course. I have found so many resources th
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"We need to understand the importance of graphics, music, and cinema, which are just as powerful and in some ways more deeply intertwined with
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For my Course 2 Final project I have designed a unit of work for Key Stage Two children.
I contacted the teachers at a school in the UK. T
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This post will be interesting because I live in a country where intellectual property is clearly not respected. Perhaps this has started, but my experience f
After a lot of reading, watching videos and discussion with colleagues I now have a much better understanding of what copyright means in the digital world and how little notice I have been taking of it.
I guess I have been suffering from what many
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I am a big fan of simulations in my own classroom, and my first thought on teaching copyright was how I could do a simulatio
As an international educator, I've definitely lived in places where international copyright law is not followed. In one country plagiarism is actually considered a high complement so students are encouraged by their culture to copy others' work and t
I have to be honest my understanding of copyright and fair use are minimal at best. I have tried to wrap my head around how to properly give attribution to images I use from the internet. A few years ago, I didn't even bother but I now know it's
Is there a difference between being a good citizen and being a good digital citizen. I often start digital citizenship discussion with this question. It doesn't take long for the students to agree they are in fact the same thing but in two
Many years ago while holidaying in South America, my friend and I were robbed at knifepoint. We had ignored advice and ventured into a deprived area of town. The young men who surrounded us were probably disappointed, however, when, wrenching it from
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So. The part of Course 2 that I had been dreading the most. Copyright usage and
Within our Grade Two classroom the focus has been “communication systems enable local and global interactions”. As part of the student inquiries they investigated the postal system, how mail travels and by extension the mechanisms which work
Planning a lesson that hits many targets.
Lately I've been learning a bit about design, and this week I'll be starting new lessons on creating infographics with Grade 3 students studying the solar system. An infographic is a powerful and easy t
(Shaking my head)
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I am feeling confronted with a problem that I should be addressing in my classroom and with my students, but I don’t know how to answer.
E&A Publishing House bring you the 3 Keys to the Responsible Use of Technology!
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Wouldn’t that be an interesting occupation? Flipping the concept of independent nations o
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As educators, it is our duty to teach proper usage of online sources and giving credit where credit is due. As a middle school humanities teacher, I do teach copyright
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I have been wondering this week about what it means to be creative, where ideas come from, who ideas belong t
Hey everyone! Course 2 is cruising by! Tons o' stuff to learn with respect to privacy, digital citizenship, and copyright. I wanted to share a pretty in your face movie focusing on privacy and what you are agreeing to when you click "agree to terms o
“We encourage students and faculty alike to write, record, and film for global audiences, thus ushering in a new era of copyright consciousness.”
This statement by Siva Rosenthal Tolisano explains the importance of understanding and utilizing
Working with young children in Early Years over the last few years, I hadn’t felt much need to warn of the pitfalls of copying, copyright, and plagiarism. I myself make every effort to use CC images and properly credit my sources for this blog.
Teaching younger students has given me a few advantages of not having to worry about kids buying their papers on the internet or having to check their sources while reading their informational papers, yet it has not stopped me from teaching some of t
I can't believe I am finished with all my COETAIL courses and my final project! In some ways, it seems like yesterday that I started this journey, and in others, it seems like it was forever ago. What I do know, is that I have learned a lot, and