Discussion pages on wikispaces are very much like a blog with the advantage of having all class materials organized together. Follow the directions which follow.

Please complete the reading assignment on this page.


Reading Assignment:

I. Complete the 32 slide presentation of Copyright Chaos. You can access the slideshow by opening the document in the instructor materials section of our class wiki, select the 32 slide presentation from you Intel(r) Teach Essentials Resource CD, or view the presentation at Intel's website: www.arp.sprnet.org/inserv/TIFTECH/**Copyright**/**Copyright**%20**Chaos**.**PPT**

Read/enjoy this useful PPT slideshow on wikispaces. (Plan to refer to this website from time to time as you encounter questions about copyright permissions.

Keep in mind the following:
A. the four factors of fair use
B. Limitations of use for the following: text or narrative, poetry, music, video, images, software

Once you have finished the assigned reading, respond to the discussion prompt which follows. Your response should reflect your point of view with strong support and quotations from the reading you completed, other commentary about peer entries, additional readings resources you can share.

Discussion Prompt:

I. Think about the lesson you are designing. What are elements of your instruction should you carefully consider copyright concerns? How will you address these concerns? Explain in detail.
2. What can you do to teach your students about understanding copyright? Give some specifics of an example or activity you might use to teach kids about intellectual and property rights--copyright?


NOTE: Your carefully considered response is due next Tuesday, August 4th. :-)

STRONG SUGGESTION: Frame your response on a Word doc that you can save onto the desktop. When you have completed spell check and are satisfied with your answer, do this: 1) Highlight your entire answer on the Word doc (CTRL A key). 2) From the drop down EDIT menu, select COPY. 3) Move to the class wiki discussion page to post your response. 4) Make sure your cursor is blinking on the discussion response page. 4) Select online EDIT again, then choose PASTE. 5) When you see your complete response on the discussion POST message, click SEND. 6) If, for some reason, you encounter an error message, the good news is that you have your completed assignment on the Word doc. Wait a while and then repost to the discussion page. 7) Once you know your response has posted to the discussion page, you will no longer need your Word doc, so delete it unless you want to keep a folder copy of all responses. HOPE THIS HELPS! :-)

Once you have a response in mind, do this. Near the top of this page, you will see a "discussion" tab. Select this tab. When it opens, do the following:
1. For keyword, include your first and last name.
2. In the subject line, name the reading selection.
3. In the body of the message, provide a one or two paragraph response approximately equal to a typed, single spaced half page document response.
4. Finally, check the box for “Monitor this topic”.

From time to time, revisit this discussion page to see how others have responded to the reading and perhaps to your comments. Feel free to respond to classmates’ remarks as
well.