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 ?”