January 17-23, 2016
This week, we will:
The estimated time each task will take depends, of course, on the time you have available to devote to it, your current level of expertise, and how deeply you want to explore any given topic.
1. Fair Use (15-30 minutes)
Fair Use is a doctrine in US copyright law allowing educators (and some others) to use copyrighted materials without asking permission in some situations. Does your country have a similar concept?
2. Creative Commons (5-10 minutes)
Creative Commons licenses offer "some rights reserved" copyright options that don't require users to ask for permission.
Review the infographic about Creative Commons copyright licenses, explore the website, read the article, or watch the video to find out more:
3. Search & Attribute (10-30 minutes)
Search Creative Commons or one of these other search tools for material you can use without permission (public domain or CC). When you find something you like, link to it on our Google+ Community and practice writing an attribution line.
4. Reflect & Discuss (a few minutes here and there)
5. Hangout (30-60 minutes)
How do the concepts covered so far apply to your own teaching context? Can you share any examples of practices you may need to change in light of what you've discovered this week? Join us in Google Hangout On Air.
If you can't make it, you can watch the recording.