Week 2: Creative Commons in Context - August 12
Before your small group meeting, choose to watch one of the following recorded webinars on the history and context of CC licenses.
- Creative Commons Licensing and Open Educational Resources (@One webinar, recorded 2010) - Skip to 14:00 or 15:00 minutes to get to the meat.
- Creative Commons for Social Media Art Camp (for artists and arts organizations, recorded 2010)
For discussion in your small group
- Discuss reactions and questions to "Creative Commons and copyright are friends."
- Discuss Creative Commons history and its role in education.
Your task for the week:
(due Sunday, August 18)
- Complete the Get CC Savvy challenge from last week, starting with Task 2: Breaking down the CC licenses.
- For Task 4: Are you really CC Savvy? -- try explaining CC to your class, colleagues, or friends. Blog about their response at the cc4k12 blog or your own blog.* Had they heard of CC before? What questions did they have? What questions do you still have? Tip: If you're having trouble, show them the Get Creative video from Task 1, or any one of these videos about CC, and discuss it afterwards.
*Remember to post a link to your blog post below if you are using your own blog.
- "Encouraging Student Creativity with Creative Commons" by Andy Carvin at PBS Teachers
- Need more background on copyright to grasp Creative Commons? Read chapters one and two (What is Copyright? and Sharing with Creative Commons) of Shared Creations: Making Use of Creative Commons by Emily Puckett Rodgers and Kristin Fontichiaro. Don't worry, the book is designed for kids and is mostly animated. A chapter takes less than 10 minutes to read! (You can also purchase the hard copy at Cherry Lake Publishing.)
- Copyright FAQs answered in the form of YouTube videos by New Media Rights
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