Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wk 1 Reading

When push comes to shove the copy write laws are all about the money. Who can get the most money and how. What’s wrong with someone taking your work and creating something else out of it as long as they give you the credit for being the inspiration of their creation? Especially when they can make it better. If we can do this with text why not film and music? Don’t those people get paid enough? Actually I think that many of them get overpaid.
One of the people that spoke in the video said that an artist needs copy write laws as an incentive to create. Yeah, right! When someone is creating they are not thinking about copy write laws. They are creating.

With the Fair Use law it’s good to know that there is a law that can cover your behind if you need it too. Of course it has to meet the criteria of critical comment, teaching, parody, and news reporting. Even under these circumstances one needs to be careful.

I was happy to know that Creative Commons is available for creators. The saying two brains are better than one is what came to mind when I saw this video. Sharing a personal idea or creation with another person can sometimes cause the other person to elaborate on that idea and the final result can be spectacular.
As I’ve been watching more and more videos about this I find that the music industry seems to have a real issue about copy writing. Wish I would have known about Creative Commons during the FSO music class.


Wk 1 Peer Response II

sarah baker-dykes says:
  1. My district encourages teachers to integrate technology in the classroom, however it’s not really expected. Most teachers have Smart Boards in their classrooms and every classroom has at least 2-3 desktop computers too. My principal sees the importance of using technology to enhance instruction and strongly encourages teachers to try new techniques and resources. She observed my classroom to see how I use technology in my classroom earlier in the year and was so excited that she invited our superintendent to come observe my class, too. Since then, I’ve held after-school meetings for teachers who want to start using these new resources in their classrooms. It’s exciting to see other teachers get involved and start using these practices in their classrooms, too!
    • If only the school district would provide and mandate teachers to attend more technology integrating professional development classes then I believe more teachers would be integrating more technology in their lessons.

Wk 1 Peer Response

Pamela Holifield says: We are using iPads and finally have our campus Wifi throughout the school. Students can use their phones, or any other device on the network. They do have facebook blocked through this connection, as well as other inappropriate sites.
We have access to all Mac programs. We have 5 Mac Labs with 35 Emacs in each lab equipped with external hard drives (if needed). The students have log in accounts in which they can save their work for their classes.
  • Your school seems to be ahead of the game when it comes to integrating new technology. Your district definitely sees the importance of exposing students to the technological resources they’ll end up seeing in their future careers.
  • Curt Isakson says:
    Can I come and work at your school?
  • Wow! Lucky you, working in a school that is really with it. You would think that all schools would have this type of technology by now. Especially when the government is complaining that there should be more people using technology in the US and yet we do not rank as high as other countries. Which is a real conundrum when the US has Microsoft and Apple. I can’t wait until all students are required to have a computer notebook or iPad to learn from.

Wk 1 Wimba Session

The Wimba session reviewed much of what was already said through all of the videos posted for week one. Many of my questions were clarified through the Wimba session. I liked Mr. Bustillo’s advice of balancing everything out. Prioritize is something I always tell my children. I am looking very forward to graduation and am excited that there are only two classes left. Can’t believe how fast time went by.