Activity #5 in the Teachers Blogging Challenge is about “the eyes of the blog” – images. One of the things I like to do when I blog is to include a relevant image to the post because it creates visual interest for the reader. The image could be serious or funny, it really depends on the mood I’m in at the time of writing.
For the purposes of this activity I created the following animated photoshow using Animoto (the Education version) and a selection of my favourite educational quotes that are significant to me as a teacher librarian in the digital age. The images are licensed under Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic. This is the first Animoto presentation I have created and I love it. Simple and easy to use.
As I don’t usually use my own images I need to use Creative Commons licenced images. This is an area that I’m a little uncertain about so I am using this post to learn more. As one of my goals for 2011 is to help students and teachers understand Creative Commons I thought I’d include a few links to some useful presentations and sites. For Australian educators check out this document for locating Creative Commons licenced material. Thanks to Ami Alrawy for this resource.
For future reference here is the Creative Commons licences table.
Check out Prof. Lawrence Lessig’s (Harvard University) Explanation Creative Commons Licencing from You Tube
Rodd Lucier’s presentation on Creative Commons is worth a look too
Judy O’Connell posted this timely clip on her blog Hey Jude
Steven W. Anderson tweeted this resource 170 Million Photos: Learning with Flickr Creative Commons
Morguefile – Free images for use in creative work.
Kidsnetsoft – A selection of resources to use in education projects.
Free Stock Images – Find royalty free photos
Search Creative Commons – provides access to search services provided by independent organizations – Flickr, Google Images, Blip.TV (video) Jamendo (music), Wikimedia Commons & SpinXpress (both media).
Wikimedia Commons – a media file repository making available public domain and freely-licensed educational media content (images, sound and video clips)
Jamendo – Jamendo is a community of free, legal and unlimited music published under Creative Commons licenses.
For more detailed resources about Creative Commons and check out Joyce Valenza’s copyright friendly wiki