Tool #3 Post:
1. Visit several of the video hosting/streaming sites mentioned above. Share with your readers which sites you found most useful for your content and why.
I love using YouTube in my classroom. I have found so many wonderful educational videos that I embed in my flipcharts. Because YouTube has such a huge following, I am always finding neat videos that are perfect for reinforcing concepts I teach in my classroom. I use Zamzar to convert them and then I have the video saved and I can use it as much as I want.
2. Using any of the video resources mentioned above, find and select two videos that may be useful resources in your classroom. I have added two videos to my blog.
3. Articulate what you learned about copyright and fair use. What was new to you?
I was glad to read that copyright law is very complex, and there are no easy answers. The best thing that I can remember is the mnemonic “Harry Potter Can Fly.” This will help me remember better.
F= Fair Use.
4. Create a Dropbox account and add some files to it. How could you use this tool in your classroom? My students do medical research projects. Each one chooses and researches a topic related to medical science. I can use Dropbox to have my students find data and share it collectively here. This would be a great place to keep medical science images and have them accessible to all the students.