Using Images and Attribution
(Copied & edited from this weeks Student Edublog Challenge post)
This week’s activities are going to be fun but first there are some things you need to know so please read carefully.
“I have been visiting many blogs over the last few weeks. Some students new to blogging have been writing some great posts while others who have been blogging for a bit longer have started adding videos and images to their posts.
Yes, this week we deal with using images, music and sounds in your posts.
But can’t I use any image, music or sound that is on the internet?
No, you must use creative commons or in some cases the fair use rule.
But where can I find these images, music and sounds? Can’t I use anything when I google an image?
No, your blog is public so you must use creative commons images, sounds, music and videos.
Sue Waters over at the teacher challenge has written a fantastic post about
I would suggest you all head over there to read the post. She explains about creative commons and the licences, attribution, how to find images for your blog and how to upload images to your blog. This might be very wordy for some students, but Sue uses lots of images and how to do sections in her posts.”
Great places for images:
Free music and sound effects:
If you have read the information above you are ready to have some fun. This week I have included a few activities for you to choose from. Have fun!
Find an interesting landscape image (include attribution). Write a sizzling start relating to your image. Invite your readers to finish the story. How many different endings can you get? Which ending do you prefer? You might need to visit some other bloggers and invite them to finish your story. Remember to leave the URL of your post for them to click on.
Create a slideshow, photo gallery or poster about your interests. Your final slide should include attribution for each image.
Find an image or piece of music. Add it to your post (with attribution) and write a poem relating to the image or music. Invite your readers to write their own poems.
Go back to previous posts.
If you have used images in any previous posts you have written, then you are ethically obliged to give the correct attribution or take the image out of the post if it does not have the right creative commons license.