Saturday, June 23, 2007

NECC 2007

This year, I had won grant money to attend the National Educational Computing Conference in Atlanta. But, do to a family situation, I needed to decline the money and take a pass at attending. I was honored to be able to attend and grateful that I had the opportunity, but in this situation, it was unfortunate timing.

In keeping up with the various blogs that I read, it has come to my attention that many if not all of the NECC sessions will be available in some way online. Blogger Steve Hargadon has posted a list of tags and feed for NECC 2007.

For me, this will be great to be able to experience the conference. Take a look and experience NECC 2007 virtually.

Who knows, maybe it will work out for me next year in San Antonio!

NECC Tags and Feeds

Also, thanks to Cool Cat Teacher Blog for the trick to embedding links within posts (as above and below!)

Cool Cat Teacher Blog

Saturday, June 02, 2007

A Fair(y) Use Tale - Video on Copyright

Copyright is always an important topic to discuss and share with staff to make sure the law is understood in an educational setting. It is important to make sure that our students understand it as well and know what the consequences are to the mis-use of copyrighted materials.

The Center for Internet and Society from Standford Law School is an excellent resource.

I came across a video on YouTube and followed it back to it's place of origin...The CIS (Center for Internet and Society). It is a video explaining copyright using characters from Disney. Words are spliced and edited together to explain copyright.

From the website...
Professor Eric Faden of Bucknell University created this humorous, yet informative, review of copyright principles delivered through the words of the very folks we can thank for nearly endless copyright terms.

The video can be streamed, downloaded or viewed in YouTube. As in all my posts, the title of this post is the link to the site of this CIS.

Take a look...the 10 minutes or so are worth it!