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Copyright-friendly Music for Projects

posted Jan 13, 2017, 1:11 PM by Jeffrey Jones

Photos for Class - 'Creative Commons' photos for school

posted Oct 4, 2016, 5:52 AM by Jeffrey Jones   [ updated Jan 9, 2017, 10:54 AM ]

Photos for Class 
This is one way to make sure that students are aware that they need to credit their sources - even for images!  It is a searchable by keywords, and photos that are download are properly attributed."  Jeannie Timken & Jennifer LaGarde

Teachers have told us they need a place to access safe images that are available to be used in the classroom and for educational purposes. Plus, they want accurate image citations. We’ve heard you and created “Photos For Class” to meet your needs for images!

  • Age Appropriate Images - All images are appropriate for the school setting, thanks to Flicker SafeSearch and our proprietary filters
  • Automatic Citation - Downloaded images automatically cite the author and the image license terms
  • Creative Commons - All photos shown are, to the best of our (and Flickr's) knowledge, licensed by Creative Commons for public use
Other Sources - 

  • Creative Commons search (search.creativecommons.org)
  • Google Image Search (images.google.com) after you’ve searched for something...click the “Tools” button, then “Usage rights”, then select “Labeled for reuse with modification”

'What Is Creative Commons and Why Does It Matter?...'

posted Sep 21, 2016, 5:42 PM by Jeffrey Jones

"... Empower students to explore the creative potential of open resources."

Creative Commons copyright licenses and tools 

"As K-12 educators, you face unique challenges when it comes to using the Web. Not only are you trying to find resources to aid your teaching, but you're also on the lookout for resources that your students can use -- legally, technically, and socially. With so much out there, it can be difficult to figure out what is and isn't suitable for classroom use -- not to mention what will interest students long enough to tear them away from what’s trending on social media.

One set of tools, known as Creative Commons licenses, can help address some of these challenges, while also enriching the teaching process and empowering learners of all ages." (source: CommonSense.org)

About the Licenses

Search the 'Creative Commons'

A guide to free and open source education

posted Sep 21, 2016, 5:38 PM by Jeffrey Jones

"Nearly every week, if not every day, there are more and more open source and open educational resources available and accessible to us. It's impossible to ignore. It also seems impossible to keep pace with the sheer volume.

Despite this, I will attempt here to give a comprehensive listing of many helpful, accessible, amazing open education resources. (There will inevitably be some left out, but here goes!)

To begin, it's good to understand that there are open resources for almost every age, grade, and subject."

This list from Open Source.com was begun in 2013, and is still a good list.

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