Week 5 – Q. 10-13

10. Watch some of this Marco Torres video relating to students using copyrighted music in videos and how to avoid problems:

Oh, wow! This is one of those tl:dw moments. I got about 23 mins in, and had to get back to work. But I’m going back to this one. You really need to go BEYOND the music, because it gets way deeper.

Pity about the sync problem.

11. Explore these resources.

Loved the Spectrum of Rights comic strip. I would definitely use this with students to show how using Creative Commons works can really help their presentations. I have always had trouble with searching for items that have CC licenses. Any ideas, anyone?

I have seen and used all the other sites before, and they are all good. Most overlap each other, but none cover the whole range of copyright issues, so you really need to use them all together.

12. What are the things that you need to be addressing at school in terms of protecting intellectual property?

Definitely music, and web images, especially thumbnails/ images that you can search for using Google. Students use these media all the time to ‘jazz’ up their presentations, but have no idea about attribution or usage. Trouble is, neither do their teachers, so maybe that is where we have to start. 

13.  Attend the Elluminate session on with Sandy Phillips on Wednesday 26 May. Access to the session is via the link in the Ning.

Good stuff! Lots of Dept resources that non-dept school teachers don’t know about. Plenty to share. (When?!!!!)

On to Week 6.


Week 5 – Q. 7-9

7. Examine some of the following resources:

This is great! Can I have it now please?!!!

This link didn’t work for me. Anyone else have trouble?

Wow!!! That is a great resource, and would be good to use in mentor/ tutor groups or in ICT or within any other class setting. Pity it’s American.

This is good, but not as good as the US site. It’s more of a fun site to pop in and out of then something that you would work through. It’s a bit ‘same same’.

I loved one of the sentences towards the bottom of the article – “despite blocking access to site such as YouTube and Facebook”. Aren’t we talking about helping kids to stay safe? If teachers and students can’t access them at school, and parents (apparently) are watching how are they going to learn how to be safe?!

I’ve seen this before, but not really used it. Would be good for lower Primary. Too uncool above Grade 4, I reckon!

Good idea. Too close to the start of Term? I totally missed this!

Great for Years 5-7.

8. Can you add any Cybersafety resources to the list?

Copyright or Copywrong

9. What do you think are your responsibilities in regards to digital citizenship in relation to teaching and learning? Read Tania Sheko’s post on ‘Whose job is it to teach responsible online behaviour’ and her post ‘The New Citation‘  to help you consider how to teach students to attribute research.

Oh, I LOVED The New Citation! Of course this is how we work in blogs. Why AREN’T we teaching our students to do this in Word?!

and whose job? If we expect them to use it, then we have to take resposibility for teaching them how to use it well.

Week 5 – Q. 4-6

4. Read the BBC News article Pupils ‘must manage online risks’. What are your thoughts on the article?

Absolutely! It’s crazy to think that just because students are ‘digital natives’ that their brains get any ‘smarter’ as a result. Children still need direction and boundaries, and the best way to learn is to ‘do’, in a safe and managed environment.

5. View the 7.30 Report presentation on Bullying Rates Alarmingly High.

Yep. See answer to 4.

6. View the Slideshare presentation by Ollie Bray on internet safety.

This was disappointing. Was it supposed to have sound? I didn’t find the slides or the notes very helpful together. I guess you could use them with students, but what was that sofa – king – ??? – slide all about?!