Thursday, May 14, 2009

Story: Postcards

A comment was submitted asking about photo sources for the digital postcards. My recommendation would be Flickrcc. The photos included in the web app are Flickr photographs with Creative Commons licenses. You can also search Flickr itself for Creative Commons licensed photos.

What is Creative Commons? CC is a non-profit organization that "provides free licenses and other legal tools to mark creative work with the freedom the creator wants it to carry, so others can share, remix, use commercially, or any combination thereof." There are a six different licenses that artists can assign to their works. There is a great slideshow on the CC website with information about copyright law, sharing creative works , and how CC helps to create "an enormous and unprecedented stimulation of creativity and production of knowledge." (Source: Creative Commons FAQ.) Think of the global implications of Creative Commons for our students--and ourselves!

1 comment:

  1. Here is another link to practical information about using multimedia and CC licences in K12 schools.