Week 2: Creative Commons in Context - March 25
Update: Google+ hangout rescheduled for next week. Facilitator is sick and has lost her voice, but here are two of her recorded webinars from the past that illuminate the history and context of CC licenses. Choose and watch the one that is most relevant to you, and post any questions you have in the forum below!
- 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)
Topics for discussion at virtual meetup
- Discuss reactions and questions to "Creative Commons and copyright are friends."
- Creative Commons history and its role in education.
Your mission for the week:
(due Sunday, March 31)
- 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. 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.
- "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
Suggested activities for the classroom: