Copyright and Fairuse Video

This POWTOON is about the differences between copyright and fair use. It also contains the explanation of what rights students have under fair use guidelines.– Created using PowToon — Free sign up at http://www.powtoon.com/ . Make your own animated videos and animated presentations for free. PowToon is a free tool that allows you to develop cool animated clips and animated presentations for your website, office meeting, sales pitch, nonprofit fundraiser, product launch, video resume, or anything else you could use an animated explainer video. PowToon’s animation templates help you create animated presentations and animated explainer videos from scratch. Anyone can produce awesome animations quickly with PowToon, without the cost or hassle other professional animation services require.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Reminder


I shared this news in early July yet I forgot to include it in my round-up of updates to popular ed tech tools. This summer Wikispaces added a feature that teachers have wanted for a long time, class codes.

You can now have your students join a wiki by entering a Wikispaces “join code.” You can create a join code by clicking on “members” in the admin view of your wiki. After clicking “members” you can select “create join code.”

Give your students the join code for a wiki and they can use it to join your wiki without the need for you to approve memberships. To be clear, students will still need to have Wikispaces accounts in order to

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Student Loan Debt Burdens More Than Just Young People

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How to Really Stop Checking Your Email Constantly

“Don’t check your email all the time!”

You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it again as a way to improve your productivity and stop being a slave to your inbox.

Obviously, though, that’s way easier said than done. Many of us receive hundreds of emails per day (even hour!), making it more and more difficult to relegate responding to a specific hour of the day.

However, science is now backing up the notion that you really do have to get off of your email account to be more productive at everything you do. In a recent piece for The New York Times, Daniel J. Levitin, a professor at McGill University, discussed his work with collaborator Vinod Menon. The two discovered that due to the

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Trying to Hit the Brake on Texting While Driving

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Student Loan Debt Burdens More Than Just Young People

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Bear & Bull: Become a Stock Market Genius

Every sector behaves differently. That’s why we only focus on
one sector at a time. You’ll learn everything you need to do know about one sector during
our game.

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How Should Teachers Dress? | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

My book, “The ESL/ELL Teacher’s Survival Guide: Ready-to-Use Strategies, Tools, and Activities for Teaching English Language Learners of All Levels,” (co-authored by Katie Hull Sypnieski) was published in the Summer of 2012

You can find out more about it here, including accessing free excerpts and resources.

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