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How Do Bloggers Make Use of Images?

January29
copyrights versus copy and paste

copyrights versus copy and paste

 

Images are very important for blog posts for making them more interesting and appealing and many bloggers choose to communicate ideas through pictures. When I was watching others bloggers use visual images I learned that there are some very nice resources that raise awareness about copy rights and creative commons. I came across a very nice video about Creative Commons in Hey Jude’s blog and there were 3 more YouTube Videos in Tabitha’s blog; Copy Rights, What’s Copy rights? , A Fair(y) Use Tale , and Creative Commons, Get Creative.

 

In addition to awareness raising information regarding copyrights, I learned that there is a wide variety of reosucres that could be used to copy images, sounds and videos. For instance Dorene Bates shared some creative commons information in her Diigo account(s); one of them is here and click here to see the other . In Selig’s blog in addition to pictures, some resources for cliparts, videos, photos and sounds are suggested.

When I reflect on copyrights I observe that there are many resources that can make our lives easy. However I also observe that there is a resistance. There  may be many reasons behind it. After reading baout what some other bloggers think& feel about the issue, the remains of the day are couple of questions that Scott Duncan asked on his blog including:

  • “Do you think this is somthing the majority of teachers are aware about ? How can we spread the word ?
  • Do you know of any good online activities\lessons\resources that would teach students about copyright and creative commons ?”

Photo by HjConti released under a Creative Commons 2.0 Generic License

4 Comments to

“How Do Bloggers Make Use of Images?”

  1. January 29th, 2011 at 11:25 pm       Britt Gow Says:

    Thanks for participating in the Teacher’s Blogging Challenge and sharing these resources about copyright and creative commons, Asli. One thing that I am really enjoying about the challenge is reading the different perspectives of teachers from all over the world. What are the main obstacles for teachers using technology in your country? What percentage of teachers have embraced blogging as you have here?
    Keep up the great work!


  2. January 30th, 2011 at 12:40 pm       aslisaglam Says:

    I think that my counrty is ina transition period towards technology blended teaching learning environment. I believe that this change will be faster and more widespread when certain curriulum goals and objectives as well as instructional goals and objectives are integrated into national curriculum. Some schools here have language labs, wireless internet in campus, smart boards and some schools (especailly i big cities) work with course management systems like Moddle and Sakai. But some other schools do not have such facilities due to a variety of reasons. However I believe that the “people” factor far outweights the physical setting and most successful inovations in schools are triggered by independently motivated mavericks on the school staff. So, percentage of teachers blogging is not very high but it is on the rise. Lots of love.


  3. January 31st, 2011 at 2:27 am       Michael Grether Says:

    Thank you for the links to the copyright information. It is important in the information age to remember that everything was created by a person who deserves proper credit and compensation (when appropriate) for their efforts.


  4. February 1st, 2011 at 5:12 am       Louise Mason Says:

    Hi Asli! I have read ‘About Me’ and your post about making use of images. You sound like a very busy lady, and I am wondering how you find the time to visit and investigate so many sites!!I, too, am loving this Teacher Challenge (the more I get into it) and the possibilities are limitless. However, I am struggling with finding enough time to explore the volume of options in the Challenge activities. My work involves writing resources for teachers, and also teaching part of a postgraduate program. It’s very practically-oriented, and classroom-based, and I am looking forward to making my blog operational for ongoing teacher support.


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