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1 Reading and Writing in the Digital Age

2 What is Web 2.0? What are 21st Century Skills?

3 Blogs Definition: –Contraction of Web Log –Personal online journal; private or public Uses: –Personal journal reflective practice Collaboration –Professional Development –Instruction

4 Blogs Getting Started –Blogspot (http://www.blogspot.com) –Wordpress (http://wordpress.com) –21Classes (http://www.21classes.com) –ClassBlogmeister (http://www.classblogmeister.com) –Edublogs (http://www.edublogs.org) –KidBlog (http://www.kidblog.org)

5 Blogs Examples –Georgetown Elementary School, Hudsonville, MI –Student-created Movie Blog p?id=8285 –Just Read! –CopyBlogger

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10 Blogs Reading –RSS feeds –GoogleReader –RSSReader –FeedReader –FeedDemon

11 Blogs Reading –RSS feeds –GoogleReader –RSSReader –FeedReader –FeedDemon

12 Nings Definition: –Ning is an online platform for people to create their own social networks. The Economist, Oct 18, 2007 launched in October Uses: –Personal journal Collaboration – building a social/ professional network reflective practice –Professional Development –Instruction

13 Nings Getting Started –Ning (http://www.ning.com) Examples –SCASL (http://myscasl.ning.com) –LHSCreativeWriting (http://lhscreativewriting.ning.com/) –Rams Read (http://micdsram.ning.com/)

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18 Social Networks Not just for students anymore! Connect with friends and colleagues Professional or Personal Teaching and Learning Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn

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24 Digital Storytelling MovieMaker iMovie PhotoStory Photo Flash Free Movie Maker VideoPad Video Editor Software AVS Video Remaker Frank’s Handouts

25 Wiki Definition Wikispaces (http://www.wikispaces.com) PbWorks (http://pbworks.com) Wikidot (http://www.wikidot.com) Zoho (http://wiki.zoho.com)

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28 Twitter Definition Create professional learning network Connect with (Follow) people who are knowledgeable about things that interest you Only 140 characters for each Tweet!

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32 Twitter Now it’s YOUR turn to Tweet!

33 Podcasts and Vodcasts Definition Why Use? Online tutorials Share information Equipment Computer with mic Audacity or Garageband Host

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35 Podcasts and Vodcasts Now it’s YOUR turn!

36 LUNCH!

37 What is copyright? “The statutory privilege extended to creators of works that are fixed in a tangible medium of expression.” (Bruwelheide, 1995)

38 Why be concerned with copyright compliance?  Respect intellectual rights of creators of information  Reward creativity of authors, artists, musicians, etc.  Legal mandate  Model proper behavior

39 SC ELA Academic Standards  Beginning in 4 th grade: Create a list of sources that contains information (including author, title, and full publication details) necessary to properly credit and document the work of others.  6-6.2Use direct quotations, paraphrasing, or summaries to incorporate into oral or written works the information gathered from a variety of research sources.

40 Standards for the 21 st Century Learner 1.Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge Respect copyright/intellectual property rights of creators and producers Follow ethical and legal guidelines in gathering and using information Use information technology responsibly. Standards for the 21 st -Century Learner. (2008) Chicago, IL: American Association of School Librarians. Available online at

41 Standards for the 21 st Century Learner 3.Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society Use information and technology ethically and responsibly. Standards for the 21 st -Century Learner. (2008) Chicago, IL: American Association of School Librarians. Available online at

42 Standards for the 21 st Century Learner 4. Pursue personal and aesthetic growth Practice safe and ethical behaviors in personal electronic communication and interaction. Standards for the 21 st -Century Learner. (2008) Chicago, IL: American Association of School Librarians. Available online at

43 NETS for Students 5.Digital Citizenship Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. Students: a.Advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology. b.Exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity. National Educational Technology Standards for Students: The Next Generation.. (2007) Washington, D.C.: International Society for Technology in Education. Available online at

44 NETS for Students 5.Digital Citizenship Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. Students: c.Demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning. d.Exhibit leadership for digital citizenship. National Educational Technology Standards for Students: The Next Generation.. (2007) Washington, D.C.: International Society for Technology in Education. Available online at

45 SC Internet Safety Standards  Standard 1: Students recognize their rights and responsibilities in using technologies within the context of today’s world.  Standard 3: Students recognize the ethical and legal issues while accessing, creating, and using digital tools and resources in order to make informed decisions.

46 Penalties and Liabilities Direct In-Direct Innocent Infringement

47 Fair Use  Applies to all types of media  To give certain users conditional permission to use copyrighted materials if certain criteria are met

48 Fair Use  Education Exemption - but…  Not free license to copy anything you want  Cannot copy in place of purchasing  Cannot copy in anticipation of a request  Allows for spontaneity of use

49 Fair Use  Does not allow use of commercial videos for re-enforcement, entertainment, or reward without paying public performance rights fees in advance

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51 Developed following focus group discussions with library, media, media literacy, and other educators nationwide. Recommended to be used in conjunction with Fair Use Guidelines. Must still, ultimately, obey the Copyright Law. transformative natureThink of the transformative nature of the student’s or teacher’s work when considering whether the proposed task is copyright compliant.

52 Multimedia Projects

53 Student Use  Students may use copyrighted works in multimedia projects.  Students may perform and display multimedia projects for academic assignments.  Students may include their multimedia projects in electronic portfolios for assessment purposes.  Students may not post or display their works in public venues without permission from the copyright owners.

54  Faculty may incorporate copyrighted works into multimedia creations to create curriculum materials.  Faculty may demonstrate multimedia creations at professional conferences and retain for professional portfolios. (caution: Fair Use does not give teachers the right to distribute the copyright-protected materials.)  Time limit on fair use is 2 years from completion of work. Teacher Use

55 Best Solution  Invest in clip art, music, video clips created especially for multimedia projects because they are copyright free. Soundzabound Music (www.soundzabound.com)  Use royalty-free images, music, etc., available on the free Web. rs/teachertools.asp#Free_Clipart_an d_Sound_Files

56  Unless specifically stated, everything is copyright protected  Fair Use guidelines apply  May not take print, images, etc., from Internet sites and re-post on Internet site  May post on a protected school/district intranet  May include links to other sites under “implied public access” Using Internet Materials

57 How much can I copy and use?

58  Motion images - up to 10% or 3 minutes - whichever is less  Text - up to 10% or 1000 words - whichever is less  Music - up to 10% or 30 seconds, whichever is less

59  Photos and images - up to 5 works from one author; up to 10% or 15 works, whichever is less, from a collection  Database information - up to 10% or 2500 fields or cell entries, whichever is less

60 For research, teaching, or lesson preparation a teacher may copy... Print Resources

61  One chapter from a book  One article from periodical or newspaper  Short story, short essay, short poem  Chart, graph, diagram, drawing, cartoon, or picture from book, periodical, or newspaper

62 A teacher may not...

63  Copy “to create or to replace or to substitute for anthologies, compilations, or collective works.”  Copy from consumable products  Copy to substitute for purchasing resources  Copy at direction of superior (e.g., principal, AP)  Copy same item each semester

64 A teacher may make multiple copies for classroom use if...

65  only one copy of each item per student is made (classroom set)  each item copied is for classroom discussion  each copy includes a notice of copyright  each item meets the three tests for copying...

66 Three tests for copying  Brevity  Spontaneity  Cumulative effect

67 Commercial Movies For Instructional Purposes  Must be used as part of face-to-face instruction  Must be documented in lesson plans, showing how the video supports goals and objectives of lesson plan  Must be directly connected to curriculum (i.e., standards)  Must be a true and legal copy (HBO, Cinemax, NetFlix) Fair Use Criteria

68 Commercial videos (movies)  Can be rented from video rental store or public library *  Borrowed from a student  Owned by the classroom teacher  Purchased by the school

69 But... You must meet the Fair Use criteria.

70 Commercial Movies For Non-Instructional Purposes  Cannot be used for reward or entertainment  Free Friday  During testing  Rainy-day Recess  Field Day

71 Public Performance Site Licenses One-Time License  Covers one movie, one specific date & time Annual License  License provides unlimited movies throughout the year by anyone in your facility at anytime. Multi-Year License  Purchase two or more years upfront for additional savings!

72 Additional License Benefits ● Movie Posters to Download & Print ● Bookmarks ● Activity Sheets for Younger Students ● Movie Search Tool ● Newest Movie Releases ● Programming Ideas Above tools are available at:

73 Which Studios are Covered? Only Movie Licensing USA is able to offer a public performance site license for all of these Hollywood studios. No other licensing source can provide this exclusive, comprehensive coverage.

74 Question and Answer Time


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