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My students have done some excellent work that I want to put on SchoolTube; however our local cable company takes care of the copyright for the music we use. They have four schools that broadcast and they are ultimately liable, so they foot the bill. Can I still put the pieces on SchoolTube if the copyright is covered by my cable provider?
Your cable provider pays for the copyright for cable casting your videos. It does not cover webcasting of videos. That"s an entirely different copyright license. If SchoolTube covers the license for anything that they make available on the web, then you would be ok. Just make sure SchoolTube agrees to cover your videos.
SchoolTube does not cover any copyrighted content, sorry. If you are interested in learning where to get some royalty free music to use in place of the copyrighted content, check out services like Soundzabound.com and sites with royalty free licensing. If you have more questions about copyright and SchoolTube, check out http://www.schooltube.com/Help/CopyrightQuestions.aspz
Do any of y’all have any assignments (written work / research / projects) that are good for copyright? My students are fully aware of copyright, but I would like to get them to do more work to reinforce what I am telling them about copyright. Right now it feels like “we can’t play music / use pictures that we want to use because MR. HOLMES won’t let us”, and not “we can’t play music / use pictures that we want to use because THE LAW won’t let us”. I want them to understand the process of how different groups GET permission to use copyright material.
Anybody got anything I could look at?
September 21, 2010
Several of the teachers in our school district use the Digital Citizenship and Creative Content Curriculum available at http://digitalcitizenshiped.com/. It's free, just register.
Anyone having to battle the county internet filter committee? Has anyone had to actually present their side to the committee or their principal? Any advice or documents you've already compiled for your defense?
Our filters are so strict I can't access sites that allow people to download royalty free music for free or a set price, we can't go to any sites with videos except for schooltube and teachertube, and we can't get on any blogging/page-hosting sites that would allow my class to create it's own site where it can upload recent videos and pictures and allow students to "join" the page. This is a major problem when you're trying to teach a video production class and trying to teach students how to use "popular"
technology in a way that is ethical, proper, and useful. For example, sites like myspace are only negative if used that way, but it can be a positive tool. But, when we as teachers can't even access the site homepage and create a "space" for our class, how are we supposed to show students how to use it positively and constructively?
Besides, we're always looking for ways to be timely and relevant and use things students are interested in to teach them. When most of my students have a myspace or facebook page, that's a tool I can use to get them interested and teach on their level. Students liking their classes--THE HORROR! (blatant sarcasm)
Has anyone had any luck overcoming this issue? HELP!
Comcast/Charter all the major cable providers allow each school one internet access point with modem for free. I am sure this is not just our region but nation wide. The access they provide is of course through them and not the school so therefore it is free of any filter.
Wow! I'm not alone. I can't even convince the Internet police to give me YouTube access on one computer that stays in a locked office. They tell me to upload and dub video off the Internet at home. I'm even willing to do that on my own time, but my poor little home computer is so jammed with my children's games, it can barely function. Not a solution.
Just today we were searching for images for a project and when students hit the "warning block" too many times, even on different sites, our system would "punish" us automatically by blocking ALL access to the Internet for 15 minutes.
Pam Dixon Gayle
We finally had the board approve opening up the filters in the coming
weeks for high school students to access YouTube, Facebook, and
Myspace. Long time coming...
Yes, our school board did make the decision to use the technology the students are using at home. We are expected to teach the correct use of the sites. Facebook is the easiest way for students to make contact with professionals today. I have more contacts than ever thanks to Facebook...
As for the flickr block - bring your issue forward to your administrator and explain that it really is part of your need for students to access for curriculum. Good luck.
Funny that this is currently on here- We have had all the usual social
sites blocked forever, but we at least had the ability to share photos
through flickr (webshots, photobucket, etc. were blocked). Today
without any warning they blocked flickr. I have called and was told
it was due to content. The blocking software itself that we use rates
flickr as a "G" rating and suitable for education uses. Soon instead
of blocking sites they will have a short list of approved sites I bet.
It's really getting ridiculous.
They are also slowly blocking any sites that allow online sales such
as Amazon and even B&H. I'm surprised they even still allow STN mail
to come through!