In our emerging digital world, a new medium of exchange has developed: online engagement, especially via social media. Effectively engaging online requires a myriad of skills that we strive to foster in school – effective written communication, brevity and civility. These components are often highlighted in Digital Citizenship programs, but in tradition-bound K12 education, we often deride social media as trite or ineffective.
Some interesting copyright cases I had not heard of, mostly art related. Includes the Vanilla Ice/Bowie&Queen case with video interview from Youtube. This one from the comments is especially interesting: Must add of these to my Copyright lessons for Ts and Ss.Cindy Callais Missed one! Around year 2000, an FBI agent walked into a Kinko's with a black and white photo and asked for copies. (copyright infringement was being investigated) The employee said, "No problem. How many?" Agent asked about the copyright printed on the front of the picture. Not a problem. The employee arranged the pictured on the copier to omit the copyright in reproductions for a nicer image. The fine was in the millions and now FedEx owns Kinko's.Apr 26, 2013
The potential of social networking sites in education is huge and we need to capitalize on it to enhance our professional development and consequently improve the quality of our instruction. Searching for articles on this topic , I came across Doug Johnson's post on the 10 social media competencies for teachers [http://doug-johnson.squarespace.com/blue-skunk-blog/2010/7/31/top-ten-social-media-competencies-for-teachers.html ]. I like the competencies Doug included and decided to make an infographic featuring all of these skills. Have a look and share with your colleagues.
Selecting color schemes is not limited to presentations. How about your signage and bulletin boards in the library or digital flyers and posters used to advertise and promote the library programs and resources. Even your website may be spiffied up a bit with a new color selection.
"Last time we reflected on the idea of the internet being an amazing place filled with a wealth of information. I addressed what I feel are ten important pre-search strategies when beginning research with students. You can read about these strategies in the prior post. In this post, I wish to build on the steps outlined earlier. I would like to introduce some tools that can be used to help facilitate the pre-search period of time with students. By understanding the need for pre-search one can see how these tools, some of which you may already know, can be used in a different way to help students as they get ready to research. Please enjoy the tools and let me know of other that I can include in a future post."
"Welcome to a series that examines the process of research. The first few posts will include that important pre-search process. In this series you are sure to find something that will fit any classroom"
Author interviews! "You can download them for free and use parts of them or the entire interview. You might want to scroll down and see who else is there... Laurie Halse Anderson, Katherine Paterson, Mo Willems, Dan Gutman, Gordon Korman, and more...Probably about 45 in all." -Barb Langridge