13) What is Creative Commons?
An important topic, and one that we could talk about for ages, but I think in this world of people ignoring copyright, and others being so concerned that they think they can’t use anything, one that we could discuss more often. I use the non-commercial Creative Commons designation when I post on Flickr, and it seems to be a good system. But I have not pushed its use with students, since most of our classwork falls within the fair use designation, and I am more concerned with issues of citation (and with making sure students understand that just because you have the right to use an item, for example under a Creative Commons license, does not mean you don’t have to cite that item to give credit in your academic work.
14) Finding Creative Commons and other copyright free content
I like the Creative Commons search for images, it seems less useful for other formats. Flickr is great for searching, although sometimes the tagging is really strange. I liked browsing Viintage, a site that was new to me, but the search function did not seem to work well at all, and most of the high resolution content requires a premium membership.
15) Remix something
Did not really get to this one in week 4, since I spent the week at Constructing Modern Knowledge, which in some ways was all about certain types of remixing. (I will post more about CMK later.) I spent some of the time learning some more about Scratch, which is all about learning how to code by using other people's code. The community online is all about sharing code, and helping other coders get stuff done.