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Big news from Getty Images

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Getty Images’ new embed tool is huge news for those of us who look for great images to use in teaching, digital storytelling and presentation. Why huge? We’re talking 35 million photographs. Up until right now, over the course of years, some folks paid serious money for the use of this art.  Other folks have [...]

Fair Use in Libraries: The Infographic

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Fair use is the broad, flexible doctrine that will allow libraries to meet mission in the digital age. A new embeddable infographic, developed by the Association of Research Libraries  and American University’s College of Law and School of Communication, with funding from the Mellon Foundation, illustrates how librarians navigate in a sea of copyrighted material, [...]

YouTube’s CC options for users and creators

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Somehow I missed this.  I’ve focused on sharing the wealth of Creative Commons image and music resources with my students, but missed the video piece. This past week, YouTube marked the first anniversary of its Creative Commons video library.  Over the year, YouTube has made more than 4 million royalty-free videos available to content creators, [...]

A must-download/share: Our Space

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With great power comes great responsibility. So advises Peter Parker’s Uncle Ben. In a blog post Henry Jenkins re-imagines Peter/Spiderman as a case study representing a whole generation of youth who, like Peter, are deploying new media technologies and the processes associated with them to develop a clearer understanding of themselves and their place in [...]

Wikipedia to go dark tomorrow in opposition to SOPA/PIPA

You may want to warn the kids about this. You may want to chat with them about it too.  (Read Digital Shift, ALA’s PIPA, SOPA and the OPEN Act Quick Reference Guide, and my previous post for background.) The official release from the Wikimedia Foundation: English Wikipedia to go dark January 18 in opposition to [...]

“Blacklisting” the Web?

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I’ve shared two videos and included an infographic in this post.  If SOPA or Protect IP should pass Congress, the government could instantly and without question remove this blog from the Internet, and by doing so, remove the entire School Library Journal site as well. Two pieces of proposed legislation could change the game completely [...]

Mashpedia and Zomobo, the real back story in realtime search

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I’m a Mashpedia fan. I’ve been a fan since back in April 2010, when I first posted about its coolness for aggregating real-time content and its availability in multiple languages.  Since then I’ve been sharing it with my students and gushing about its value at conferences. So I was intrigued when I discovered Zomobo this [...]

Why cite?

I am adding this little video to my 9th grade orientation agenda for the fall and I’ve added it to my documentation guide. Produced by the University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries, the film features a college student sharing his soul on an information ethical therapist’s couch and a visit from an uncited journalist. [...]

Wylio: for image searching, embedding, attributing

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photo © 2007 telmo32 | more info (via: WylioWes Fryer turned me on to Wylio earlier this week, suggesting I add it to my Copyright Friendly Pathfinders.  (Here’s our thumbnail version of that pathfinder.). Wylio is a little different from the other CC image portals and I kinda fell instantly in love.  It’s also perfect [...]

Building Digital Citizens @MICDS and beyond

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Some stuff just seems harder to teach.  Some standards seem harder to own. Digital citizenship is a critical element of ISTE’s NETS (standards for students).  It is woven throughout AASL’s Standards for the 21st Century Learner. Everyday I live, model, and teach citizenship.  But, to be perfectly honest, I haven’t been able to figure out [...]