Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

Makerspace + Library =

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

“a place where ideas can come to life.” Ahh, that’s the business we’re in, right? Bringing ideas to life?

Take a look at this two-minute video of the new Westport Public Library Maker Space. Sound appealing? Possible in your school library?

Creative Commons

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Here at the University of Michigan, the Creative Commons (CC) approach to copyright — by which you articulate in advance how people can use your work — gets a lot of air time. But when traveling recently, I realized that CC might be new for some folks out there.

So if you’re new to CC, this video gives a good introduction:

You can find more videos about CC here.

Creative Commons-licensed music, video, audio, slideshows, photos, and more can be a stress-free way to get your students practicing good digital citizenship with robust and intriguing resources. So using CC stuff is one angle you can take.

But you can also choose to license your work under Creative Commons. In that case, Creative Commons has a new pick-a-license online worksheet worth checking out:

Choose a License via kwout

To find CC resources, try:

Cool stuff, legal to use. Good for your blood pressure, good for the community of creators. Have fun!

Process is cool …

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

I love this video as an example of how interesting process work can be. How do they make a globe? More complicated than you might think! How might this video model the importance of process to students?