This week’s ed. quote is a nod to the Digital Immigrant Pioneers of the past
“In an inquiry learning environment we never want to suggest that all that can be said on a topic has been said. And learners need to be able to return to old forums to re-read and decide for themselves what it all meant. So we leave one session’s discussions behind to focus on new ones, but old ones are never really closed in the very brief courses we facilitate.” ~Marsha West, PBS TeacherLine pioneer, 2005
“The word ‘technology’ gets put out there as if computers and technology are synonymous. Whereas, a different technology in my classroom might be handing out whiteboards and giving students erasable pens. That’s a tremendous technology, because it engages them. I see the results. I can check for understanding. And, in part, the students can see each other responding. That’s the big piece missing from distance learning. I’ve heard it said that we’re using a system that’s 100 years old, putting a bunch of students in a classroom,” Sampson added. “And yes, of course that’s true. But once it’s taken away, we realize what an advantage that was.” ~ Paul Sampson, Middle School Spanish teacher in Scotts Valley, California.
Schwartz, S (June 2, 2020). It Was a Bumpy Ride, But Virtual Schooling During the Coronavirus Boosted Teachers’ Tech Skills- COVID-19 forced educators to master new technologies faster than ever. Edweek. Retrieved from https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/06/03/it-was-a-bumpy-ride-but-virtual.html?
“Being explicit about one’s goal of cultivating an inclusive, equitable and fair classroom learning environment reiterated that students and instructors are on the same side, not on somehow opposing sides, of the teaching and learning process” (Tanner, 2013, p. 328).
Presented by Chloe Duchesne, Education Services Coordinator, Copyright Clearance Center;
and Chris Posa, Marketing Director K-12, XanEdu Publishing, Inc.
July 22, 2020 — 3:00pm Eastern Time
Easy access to information along with the increased use of OERs (Open Educational Resources) have been instrumental to the exponential growth of curriculum leaders creating their own classroom materials. But creating, curating, and delivering the various types of content presents a number of challenges including one often overlooked yet important aspect: copyright law.
Most curriculum leaders aren’t familiar with the copyright protections of the materials they compile or the circumstances in which their use is allowed. That can lead to inadvertent violations, which not only jeopardize the curricula built upon them, but in some cases can also have legal ramifications. The good news is this risk can be easily averted with a cursory understanding of U.S. copyright law and the implications of using and sharing copyrighted information in the classroom.
In this edWebinar, attendees will learn how to avoid potential infringement as they develop curriculum materials and:
Be introduced to the purpose and basics of copyright
Gain an understanding of “Exclusive Rights”
Get clarification on how “Public Domain” applies to certain materials/works
Attendees will also receive a new whitepaper that spotlights the work districts are doing to pursue custom content creation and curation. It explores why those districts are venturing into what has historically been uncharted territory and how they are addressing the challenges they find there.
This edWebinar will be of interest to K-12 teachers, librarians, school and district leaders, superintendents, assistant superintendents, curriculum directors and coordinators (cross-subject and subject-aligned). There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation. Learn more.
Happy Independence Day from Hillsdale College!Our nation’s history is unique with a heritage of liberty spanning two centuries. Over the years, the American people have achieved so much, all beginning with the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!” ~Patrick Henry, 1736 -1779