Jan 28 2011

Waiting to be arrested?


So did that get your attention?

This week we were working with teachers from our district, and I was teaching a class on copyright and image editing. I hadn’t really planned to spend much time on copyright and fair use, but the teachers had a lot of questions about finding resources that students could use and still stay within fair use. One of the teachers asked “How do I know if I’m breaking the law?”. I told her that they’d come arrest her! Now “they” are unlikely to arrest a teacher for breaking copyright, but the district could be fined for even one teacher using materials without permission. Continue reading

Jan 15 2011

Earth-Touch: Free Hi-Def Nature Videos to Download



This site comes to us courtesy of South Africa- appropriate since the site is a collection of incredible video footage of the natural world including animals and the environment. Moreover, the site allows you to actually download the videos in standard def or HD (720p)- or you can choose to stream it directly from their site if you so wish. The ability to embed their videos in your own site is not a feature (yet) so click on this screenshot below to be taken to their page with this incredible video:

As you can see, they provide more than just video- it’s sort of an interactive encyclopedia that just happens to have some of the best video footage around.