ALA District Dispatch: Who owns culture? An introduction to copyright for undergraduate students. “We are excited to offer our next CopyTalk webinar about teaching undergraduates about copyright. Sounds like a tall order, but these undergraduates actually choose to take a semester-length copyright course as an elective. Tammy Ravas will discuss her multidisciplinary approach to teaching copyright, outline the topics taught in the course, give examples of lesson plans, show general progress of students enrolled in the class, and share what worked and what did not.” The Webinar takes place March 1 and is free, but is limited to 100 people.
Phys .org: Fake news ‘vaccine’: Online game may ‘inoculate’ by simulating propaganda tactics . “A new online game puts players in the shoes of an aspiring propagandist to give the public a taste of the techniques and motivations behind the spread of disinformation—potentially ‘inoculating’ them against the influence of so-called fake news in the process.”
New to me and recently updated. University of Maryland Baltimore: Employee Assistance Digital Archive Growing Rapidly. “A free, publically accessible site where Employee Assistance (EA) professionals can post original works, historical documents and other related papers or multi-media, has grown to more than 1,500 articles since the archive was created five years ago at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.”
Larry Ferlazzo: Just Revised & Updated “Best Ways For Students To Create Online Animations”. “I just completely revised and updated Best Ways For Students To Create Online Animations. Let me know if I’m missing any. I’m beginning my annual review of many Web 2.0 – related ‘Best’ lists. Yesterday, I revised The Best Ways To Make Comic Strips Online.” I can’t include all Larry’s lists here because I wouldn’t have room for anything else. But I encourage you to explore his site if you haven’t.
Learning in Hand: Google Classroom Tips . “As I teach classes with Google Classroom, I’m discovering tricks and inventing workarounds to make it work better for my students and me. I’m sharing several tips below. I’ll continue to add more as I create visuals for things that are handy to know about Google Classroom.”
Cool Cat Teacher: 8 Tried And True Edtech Tools To Try In 2018. “Today we’re talking with my friend, Steve Dembo @teach42, coauthor of Untangling the Web. He was one of my first blogs that I read, and first podcasts I listened to. Steve, today for Ed Tech Tool Tuesday, what are some things that people need to try in 2018? Do we need to always be doing the new latest and greatest, or are there some things that maybe we might need to dust off?” This is a podcast but it has an excellent transcript.
Egypt Independent: Bibliotheca Alexandrina to rebuild ‘Egypt’s memory’. “In an attempt to modernize Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s vision and engagement with the community, its director, Dr. Mustafa El-Fiky, has announced preparations for ‘The Memory of Modern Egypt,’ an interactive website that will aim to build students’ and general audiences’ knowledge outside of academic realm, Al-Ahram Arabic website reported.”