Copyright Savvy: Public Domain and Creative Commons Images

In continuing our education on copyright, I thought I’d share this great chart¬†of Google Images alternatives, created by Richard Byrne over at Free Technology forTeachers. When using images in their work, it is always preferable that students use images that are either in the public domain (meaning that their copyright has run out), or images with a Creative Commons license (which allows them to be used for free under certain conditions). Continue reading

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Best of the Best: Lists for the End of 2014

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‘Tis the season for “Best of” lists, so I thought I’d pull together a few of the very best.

Best Books

School Library Journal has a great slideshow of their Best Books 2014, separated into useful categories. I use SLJ all year round to help me select the very best books to add to the library, and this list is truly the cream of the crop. The slideshow format is great, since you get to see the cover of each book, which (despite the famous aphorism) really helps to give you an idea of the book. Continue reading