Tuesday, November 18, 2008

14 Tools to Teach about Creative Commons

One of the most powerful, misunderstood and under-utilized tools for teaching 21st century skills, is the Creative Commons. Besides providing access to hundreds of thousands of media works that can be used to augment the creative process, the Creative Commons offers a legitimate way for students to license their own creative works, be they audio, video, text or hybrid products.

2 Creative Commons Toolkits
Creative Commons International Licenses
Creative Commons Content Directory

2 Great Places to Host and License Your Creative Work
Flickr: a place to host and license photo collections
Blip.tv: a place to host and license video productions

2 Video Explanations of The Creative Commons

2 Creative Commons Audio Sources
CC Mixter: audio remix and share resource
Sound Transit: a Global sounds cooperative

2 of My Favourite Open Source Projects
Open Thinking Wiki: Alec Couros'Digital Resources Collection
M.I.T. Open Courseware : free lecture notes, exams and videos from M.I.T.

2 Slideshow Explanations for Education

Creative Commons in our Schools
View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: cc copyright)

Open Educational Resources
View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: iil08 downes)

2 Creative Commons Social Networks
The Creative Commons Fan Club on Facebook
YouTube Commons Creative

2 Late Additions
A Multimedia Explanation of Creative Commons
Creative Commons: What Every Educator Needs to Know


Anonymous said...

Great article Rod, thanks. Just a word of warning, as I was watching the 1st video there was an inline google advert at the bottom of it for pole-dancing parties!!

Rodd Lucier said...

I'd be interested to know how they decide on which ads are best suited to which videos...

The video you noted does seem to get 'dance' ads to display regularly. I'm not sure how much I should or can police this?

Rodd Lucier said...

Thanks to Mike Bogle for compiling Larry Lessig's talks on Free Culture, creativity, copyright and creative commons.

The MP3 file he created allows you to revisit Lessig's ideas anytime/anyplace.

Robin said...

Very helpful post. I have linked it to my library wiki as a resource for understanding creative commons. Many thanks!


Blair said...

Just finished a unit on this with my IT10 class. Highly recommend:

RIP: A Remix Manifesto movie by Brent Gaylor

Viewable online at http://www.opensourcecinema.org (where students can also participate in remixing the chapters of the movie)

and at

Movie includes an appearance by Lawrence Lessig

Steve Ransom said...

I found this slideshare preso the other day and thought it was really simple, clear, and well done.

Goran said...

Very useful post! Thanks. You can find many CC repositories here: http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Content_Directories