Copyright in the Digital Classroom: Creative Commons

Even on a good day, copyright is hard to understand.  There are so many rules and percentages of use to remember that even while trying to be compliant, we may make mistakes.  The availability of resources online makes that even more difficult sometimes because we think,…

TechToolThursday: Stick Pick, Text to Speech, MoveNote

Hello All!  I apologize for not posting the past two Thursdays.  Unfortunately, the demon stomach bug from you-know-where attacked my house and then we sold our house and went under contract on another one within three days.  I’m back to the computer now, and hopefully…

Copyright in the Digital Classroom: Public Domain

The first U.S. Federal copyright law was passed in 1790, and it granted ownership rights to creators of books, maps, and charts for a specified amount of time.  Copyright law has changed over time, and can be very confusing, but the purpose is always the…

Copyright in the Digital Classroom: Fair Use

Fair Use Logo  by Óðinn at the English language Wikipedia CC-BY-SA-3.0 If you’re like me, you think that anything that a teacher needs for his/her classroom should be free.   I mean, we make next to nothing, yet we’re usually stuck with buying supplies, subscriptions,…

Copyright in the Digital Classroom

Raise your hand if you’ve ever copied and pasted an image  into a presentation?  How about if you’ve ever assigned your students to create a presentation and they’ve copied and pasted an image?  Let’s face it, we’ve all done it and probably never gave it a…