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An Educator’s Guide to Intellectual Property

An Educator’s Guide to Intellectual Property

http://www.jointhecteam.com/PDFs/intellectual%20property.pdf

 

This article is about the copyright laws for book, movies, films, websites and many more other types of sources.  It tells of ways that you must site your works, ask for permission, and how to use the “borrowed” pieces.  It also talks about the “fair use” of copyrights.  Many teachers are protected by the fair use policy.

I think that many people today overlook the copyright laws because there is so much information out there in the world today, due to technology; they forget or don’t know how to cite it.  One thing that is really good for colleges now is the sites that you can turn your papers in to and they will tell you if it is plagiarized or not.  I personally think there are too many ways and styles to cite information that you never know which one to use unless stated. 

I really like the fact that someone’s thoughts, personal drawings, sayings and ideas are protected in the copyright laws.  Too many people like to take credit for someone else’s work without putting the time and effort into doing it themselves.  There are so many ways you can make something your own without stealing it from someone else.  People just need to use their own minds and create their own work.

Through my students eyes

Through my Students’ Eyes

Weblog of Wesley Fryer

http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2009/07/10/through-my-students-eyes/

 

This article is in the eyes of Wesley Fryer and his years of school and technology.  It begins with his early elementary years and works its way all the way to high school.  He speaks of what he learned each year and what technology approaches he used each year.  Each year was exciting to him until high school. The technology usage in the classroom almost diminished.  He wanted to go back to his earlier years and use it like he used to. 

 

I feel personally like he knew more about computers and technology in his elementary years than I know now.  He spoke of some activities that I have never heard of.  I think it is amazing what teachers are doing with the younger ages and technology.  As for me and my school, a middle school, there is a lot of technology integrated within the core classes.  We as PE teachers use I pads for certain thing like FitnessGram and taking attendance and also finding unique lessons that are not your typical PE lesson. 

I heard them say, love is the way

I heard them say, love is the way

by Miss Night on 11 March, 2011

http://missnightmutters.com/2011/03/i-heard-them-say-love-is-the-way.html

 This article talks about a Kindergarten teacher who used technology with her class to talk with other students on the other side of the world.  They use Twitter to communicate.  They learn about each other’s culture, what they enjoy doing, and what they are learning.  Although their day and nights are opposite, Twitter allows them to keep in touch and keep updated.  They learn geography, animals, and nature.  They really get interested in orangutans because the Indonesia class is located beside an orangutan reserve.  The children on both sides of the world really enjoy getting to know each other and learning about each culture.

 I really like how Miss Knight shows a lot of energy and excitement about what she is doing with her class and technology.  These kids thoroughly enjoy this and are eager to learn.  I really think this is a wonderful idea if you have this technology in your classroom to do it.  It goes well with the NET-T Standard 2 for students being engaged and learning on their own with technology.  It creates a type of self motivation to learn more by yourself, given that freedom.