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Week #9 Thing #23 August 10, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — shshuskies @ 8:56 pm

So I just finished watching the video on copyright and fair use. Very cute but I found it rather annoying after the first 5 minutes. However, it was succinct and explained the concepts of fair use and copyright in a very easy way.

I then checked out Creative Commons. I’m understanding it’s existence but I’m still trying to figure out how I can stress the point, or incorporate this with classroom teachers. Obviously, it’s best taught in conjunction with plagirism. Just a side note, my husband takes photographs for the California Academy of Sciences and he has seen his photos on other peoples websites without his permission! Yikes! Anyway, now that I’m familiar with Creative Commons, I see it quite often now. It’s even on this blog hosting site, WordPress.

SUMMARY OF MY THOUGHTS ON THIS TUTORIAL: I must say that I had a blast! I really, really enjoyed doing this and I’m so thankful for another teacher librarian in my district for encouraging me to to move forward with it. It has inspired me in so many ways! In fact, I’ve already done the following as a result of taking this tutorial:

1. updated and improved my library website  http://shshuskies.wordpress.com

2. made a blog especially for teachers at my school http://sheldonteachers.wordpress.com

3. designed a professional development class incorporating blogs and wikis and how they can be used in the classroom.

4. rethought and redesigned the way I use pathfinders for my classes.

I think my favorite parts of the tutorial were social bookmarking, Library Thing, and wikis. I have continued to use all three of these web 2.0 tools on a daily basis. I also really liked looking at the web 2.0 website winners. I continue to play around with everything I found on that website. I do hope that this kind of tutorial is continuously offered as the web is constantly changing. I would most definitely do it again. Not to say it was easy! But it was well worth the time and effort I put into it this summer.

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3 Responses to “Week #9 Thing #23”

  1. HappyTrails Says:

    Woo Hoo! You did it and right before the first day of school! I’m really proud that you stuck with it and that now I have a partner to encourage other TLs in our district. I can’t wait for you to share what you’ve learned with our group.

  2. JackieS Says:

    Congratulations! You have successfully completed the California School Library Association’s School Library Learning 2.0 course and are now an official member of the CSLA 2.0 Team. Your blog has been moved to the “Congratulations – 2.0 Team” list.

    Glad you enjoyed the course and got a lot out of it. Hope you will now take the much-shorter-but-equally-important tutorial, Discovering Assistive Technology. We also encourage you to share Classroom Learning 2.0 and Discovering Assistive Technology with classroom teachers (and parents!) at your school. After all, you are now the local “expert” on cool technology and curriculum connections. Stay tuned for the next CSLA tutorial!

    Best wishes.

  3. HappyTrails Says:

    Just checked in again and saw that you’ve been moved to the Congratulations column. Are you planning to attend CSLA? I think you get acknowledged if you attend, but I’m not positive. You will get a certificate. I had a copy put in my file at work even though I didn’t get official credit. Woo Hoo for you!


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