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Task 3: Remix it!


Now that you have the tools to help you evaluate open content on the web. Find some content and add to it, change it, remix it!

Find It.

First you need some open content to work with. Here are a few resources to help get you started. Also, don’t forget to consider any of the other resources explored in Task 2.

Ways to search for open content.

Here are a few search options to help you find Creative Commons licensed content.

Project Gutenberg: This resource provides a library of Public Domain content. The books that are part of this system are available in a number of formats.

Creative Commons Search: The Creative Commons Search Engine allows people to search a number of different websites that host CC licensed material. Either search through the CC platform or go directly to the websites and search from there... but don’t forget to change any advanced search options needed to help filter content for CC licensed content!

IMSLP Petrucci Music Library: This is a resource where you can search public domain and licensed sheet music. It provides viewer with a variety of musical content from audio, sheet music, background information and more.


Remix It.

Consider the ways you can remix creative content. Adding elements to an image or text, removing things from it, only using a small part of the whole item, changing the way people might interact with it, etc. There are so many ways to do this and here are a few tools to get you started and spark some ideas.

Mozilla Popcorn Video Editor

Animoto Video Editor

Pixlr Photo Editor

Bonus: This part of the Open Detective Challenge is just a taste of what you can do with remixing. Feel free to explore the Teach Someone Something Challenge Part 2 and take this idea to the next step! 


Now that you have found content and remixed it, share your new masterpiece, any attribution, and even your own license you used. Post a link to your project, in the discussion board to show others your works and to discuss it! What sources did you choose? Why did you choose them? Was it easy to find the content and identify if it was open?

Don't forget to license your own work too! Did the work you used have a "share-alike" license? Is your license compatible? Share your reasoning for the licensing you chose for your own work.

Need help figuring out where to post your work? No Problem! Here are some ideas:

Personal Blog housted by Wordpress or Tumblr





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