Monday, February 11, 2013

Video: Using the Creative Commons License

Mrs. Yollis tried a little experiment with her students. She posted her students' artwork, but put another person's name on each picture!

Photo by Parsa

How does it feel when someone takes your work and doesn't credit you?

Here is a video made by former students. Their feelings are true today!

Creative Commons Video from yourwonderfulteacher on Vimeo.


Copyright means all rights reserved. That means you MUST get permission to use.

Creative Commons license allows certain uses of someone's work. That means some rights are reserved. Permission has already been granted for certain uses, but attribution must be given! 
(Attribution is a fancy word for giving credit.)

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For those looking for interesting photos to enhance a blog post or digital project, check out:

Type in a key word and select the photo you'd like to use. Remember to credit the photographer in your caption. 
(See the sample below.)

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Other Creative Commons resources:

1.  Student Blogging and Internet Images 
by the fabulous Kathleen Morris of 4KM/4KJ

2.  Get Creative video

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What did you think of the experiment? 

Have you used a CC license before? 

1 comment:

  1. Dear Mrs.Yollis' class,
    Hi, my name is and I currently attend college in Connecticut. I am studying to be a teacher. This blog caught my eye because this activity is a great social experiment. I loved that you made a video to go along with the blog. It helps me to better understand how each student felt when their work was put up under someone else's name. Thank you for sharing this experiment, I would love to use it in the future(but I will definitely credit Mrs. Yollis)!


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