Learning With Lucie Archive 2006-2013

November 28, 2008

Friday Five – Legal Music Your Students Can Use

Filed under: Education,FridayFive — Learning with Lucie @ 7:22 pm

This week's Friday Five will benefit any of you who have students who

use music in their school projects.

1. http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Comics

This is a must have comic  to help you and your understanding of

copyright and the NEW creative commons license will does allow you and

your students to use photos, music,  and other materials besides

copyrighted materials in their presenation.

2. http://edtechgoldrush.blogspot.com/2008/09/multimedia-and-music-remix-reuse.html

Nice short blog post on sites to use for remixing music for project.

3.  http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/resources/publications/fair_use_in_online_video/

The Center for Social Media makes the case for remix and reuse of

copyright-protected media in their publication "Code of Best Practices

in Fair Use for Online Video."

4.  http://www.royaltyfreemusic.com/free-music-resources.html

Royalty Free Music section provides you with the resources you need to

complete a variety of educational, personal, and non-profit projects.   Make sure you are on the FREE page.  Some of the music is royalty free, but you have to buy the rights.  They do have ONE free page that they use to rotate free music in and out of.  Recently, we've had to log in to do it, so we created one school log in that we share with classes that need 'quick and easy' free music.  We find this a good starting point when you need music  quickly initially.  Later the kids can explore other sites.

5. Other sites with music you and your students can use legally.   (You

can do a Google Search for any of these and more.

Freesound   http://www.freesound.org/

Soundsnap http://www.soundsnap.com/

Free-Loops http://www.freeloops.com/   http://free-loops.com/

Looperman http://www.looperman.com/

Glooped http://www.glooped.com/

iBeat http://ibeat.org/

Samplenet http://www.samplenet.co.uk/

Ccmixer  http://ccmixter.org/


November 21, 2008

Friday Five – Thanksgiving Theme

Filed under: Education,FridayFive — Learning with Lucie @ 7:19 pm

Sorry  I forgot to post last week's Friday Five on Friday,  but the

wealth of resources you will find on this first website will make it

worth your wait!

1. http://www.midgefrazel.net/wqthanks.html

There are two major Web pages filled with Thanksgiving Resources.

Incredible collection.

Each part contains resources for the history of the Pilgrims,

primary resource materials, Thanksgiving facts and myths plus plenty

of activities to use in all classrooms. Don't miss the Web

presentation and WebQuest in Part 1 to get your adventure off to a

good start!The next 3 sites are all from the Library of Congress.  If you have

not discovered the wealth of information available to you through this

site, this is a perfect time to explore it.

2. http://memory.loc.gov/learn/features/thanks/thanks.html

Thanksgiving in American Memory including a Thanksgiving Timeline from

the Library of Congress

3. http://memory.loc.gov/learn/features/thanksgiving/timeline/1939.html

4. http://memory.loc.gov/learn/start/index.html

Library of Congress Learning MaterialsThe Learning Page is designed to help educators use the American

Memory Collections to teach history and culture. It offers tips and

tricks, definitions and rationale for using primary sources,

activities, discussions, lesson plans and suggestions for using the

collections in classroom curriculum

5. .The last Friday Five is a place to get some specific Thankgiving

related Clipart and Templates for Microsoft Office.


Thanksgiving Clipart and Templates (Recipe Cards, etc)

November 12, 2008

CSSU Workshop

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CSSU Workshop:  Using Google Docs in the Classroom

Learn how to use Google Docs, a free online word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation editor that allows you to create, store, share, and collaborate on documents with others. If you know how to use other word processors, spreadsheets, and presentation programs, you can easily use Google Docs. Instead of emailing files back and forth between collaborators, Google Docus allows people to work on a single version of a document together online. The chat feature on presentations makes it possible to create a “permeable classroom” by bringing experts into a lesson to interact with students online. You can also create web-based surveys to collect information from students, teachers, or parents. 

You will learn some tips and tricks to working with files from any computer; get and provide feedback from multiple collaborators, publish papers and presentations to a web audience, create quick and easy online forms and collect data into a spreadsheet, and much more. But most importantly this workshop will include examples of real classroom applications for Google Docs. 

Let's start with fillng out this form.

Then we'll proceed to the rest of the activities.

November 7, 2008

Friday Five – Collecting Clip Art

Filed under: Education,FridayFive — Learning with Lucie @ 7:18 pm

Friday Five (+)

Are you looking for "just the right" piece of clipart to dress up your

school project.  Here are some clipart or clickart sites. And since I

don't have plans to post next Friday -  I'll double the reources this

week with a Friday "10".

1. http://pics.tech4learning.com/

Pics4Learning – While the material in this collection of clip art and

photographs from Tech4Learning are copyrighted under the traditional

system, the creators of the material have released them for use by

students in their class projects.

2. http://www.clker.com/

online royalty free clipart

3. http://classroomclipart.com/

Classroom Clipart (has ads)

4. http://www.wpclipart.com/browse.html

clipart and photos

5. http://school.discoveryeducation.com/clipart/new.html

great clipart for teachers

6. http://holidays.kaboose.com/thanks-clipart.html

cliparts and more (advertisements)

7. http://www.teacherfiles.com/clip_art.htm

free educational clipart

8. http://www.unites.org/html/resource/knowledge/13clipart.htm

a list of sites that have free art work (click art or clipart)

9. http://www.barrysclipart.com/

been around for a long time (lots of clipart, but now includes ads to

other sites)

10. http://www.google.com/coop/cse?cx=013097366078944830717%3Atsojriz_t1a

a Google Coop search engines that searches clipart sites

VBTA Presentation

Filed under: Uncategorized — Learning with Lucie @ 8:35 am

I'm delighted to be back in my home talk to work with colleagues who have been such an important part of my professional career.  I've organized today's activities using Google Sites  at

Let's have fun together as we collaborate today.

November 5, 2008

Vermont Fest 2008

Filed under: Education — Learning with Lucie @ 5:14 pm

At this year's educational technology conference for Vermont educators using technology (VermontFest),  I'll be helping educators learn about using Google Tools in  Education in a variety of ways.