Solving the Mysteries of Creative Commons

#edtech #edchat With more and more of my student's work being put online -- I thought is was about time to get to the bottom of Creative Commons. My superficial understanding was that is was a mutually agreed upon license that helped to bring some legitimacy to using others works (pictures, videos, writings, music, etc.) that can be found online.

Naturally, my first stop was my Atomic Learning account and I was pleased to find an entire workshop on the subject. The nice thing about Atomic Learning workshops is that you do not need to sit through a lot of stuff you don't need just to find the few things you do. For example, with the Creative Commons Workshop there are over 53 minutes of lessons. I found what I needed to know by watching less than 10 minutes. I just looked for the titles of lessons that I needed.

A few minutes later I was on my Flickr account changing the Creative Commons licence setting to more reflect what I actually wanted -- now that I am an expert on the subject.

- Brad Flickinger, Tech Teacher, Bethke Elementary School