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Challenging a YouTube takedown with fair use

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In prepping for my upcoming workshops, I discovered the tongue-in-cheek video: Know Your Meme: Challenging a YouTube Take Down with Fair Use. Students have new tools to add to their arsenal for claiming fair use when they remix.  Though the instinct might be to back down in a claim, as content creators, kids have rights, [...]

My ISTE highlights (Part 1)

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I am just back from ISTE10 in Denver.  Though our ranks were split again between ALA and ISTE, TLs in Denver were there to represent, to share our roles and our values in the school edtech ecosystem. Some of my Conference highlights: At Edubloggercon I participated in a lively group of unplugged and unpracticed discussions [...]

Paper.li

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I’ll admit it.  I am a Twitter junkie.  No surprise. Despite my lists and all my third party apps, my stream is a bear to keep on top of.  I’ve been playing with yet another third party app and I like it. paper.li organizes links shared on Twitter into an easy to read newspaper-style format. [...]

SweetSearch4Me

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Mark Moran (of FindingDulcinea, SweetSearch, and Dulcinea Media) wrote yesterdayto announce the beta launch of  a new, K8 search engine for children, SweetSearch4Me. Mark describes the new tools and urges us to share our feedback: We’re releasing SweetSearch4Me now at the end of the school year so we can solicit, receive and process feedback from school [...]

Edistorm: brainstorming and evaluating

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If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know I am a big fan of WallWisher for backchanneling and brainstorming and planning and content analysis.  I just added Edistorm to my toolkit. I will continue to use WallWisher because it allows me to link to and include media in my stickies, but Edistorm [...]

A time to reflect

Each year, I struggle with it, but when it’s done, the process and the product seem even more important to me.  Like several of my colleagues, this year I prepared a media version as well. Open publication – Free publishing It’s been a year of ups and downs for libraries all over.  For us, at [...]

Office goes 2.0

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If you or your students are users of Microsoft’s Office suite, you’re likely to be very interested in the new browser-based versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote now available free on Office Web Apps on SkyDrive, Microsoft’s free storage platform. The release of these free, sharable apps appears to be a response to the [...]

TL Café Discusses Skype an Author

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Join us on Monday, June 7th at 8:00 PM Eastern for this month’s very cool TL Virtual Café event.  Dr. Mona Kerby and Sarah Chauncey will discuss their Skype an Author Network.  Gwyneth Jones will host. Mona and Sarah explain the purpose of their site: Our goal is to set up a network of authors [...]

Free books for summer! SYNC shares 2 YA audiobooks each week

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Get out your earbuds. It’s not quite ready for primetime, but you are definitely going to want to share SYNC with your students and teachers and parents before they all leave for summer break.  Consider sticking this all over your website and blog too. Seeking to build the audience (13 and older) for audiobooks, the [...]

Common Craft on Wikipedia

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I just viewed Common Craft’s new video, Wikipedia Explained, and I believe it may be the perfect starting point for my 9th graders’ research intro next school year. Here’s the Common Craft summary: Wikipedia is an amazing resource, but it’s not always clear what helps to ensure that the articles are factual and high quality. [...]