Connecting Social Studies and Art Through Video Creation

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					Connecting Social Studies and Art Through Video Creation

Richard Byrne 7/30/2009

Why Video?
Why Images? Student Engagement
Students enjoy creating products that look "professional." Authentic audience.

Student Accessibility
Resources in this workshop are accessible by most 6-12 students.

Cross-platform Accessibility
All resources in this workshop are web-based.

Copyright-Safe Options
Safe Option #1 Student-created images, music, and animations. Eliminates all questions about copyright & fair use. Safe Option #2 Creative Commons licensed images, music, and animations. Safe Option #3 Fair use doctrine. In general allows for the use of copyrighted content for non-profit educational purposes.

Project Ideas
Events Eras Trends Art and Architecture Biographies

Response to prompt(s)
How do artists reflect an era? What would have happened if...

Fair Use - The Government's Criteria
Section 107 of Copyright Act Four factors to be considered in determining whether or not a particular use is fair: 1. The purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes 2. The nature of the copyrighted work 3. The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole 4. The effect of the use upon the potential market for, or value of, the copyrighted work. 5.
6. *There is no specific number of words, lines, or notes that may safely be taken without permission.

Learn More About Copyright
Wesley Fryer - Copyright for Educators http://handouts. American University - Center for Social Media Temple University - Media Education Lab US Copyright Office

Free Video Creation Tools
Animoto for Education Remix America Photo Peach Xtra Normal

Additional Free Video Options
Stupeflix Voki Photo Snack One True Media

Creative Commons and Public Domain Image Sources
Flickr The Commons Creative Commons Search

CompFight Google Advanced Image Search

Creative Commons and Public Domain Image Sources
Yahoo Advanced Image Search Fotopedia Photos 8 National Gallery of Art

Sources for Free Sounds and Songs
Free Music Archive Podsafe Audio The Free Sound Project Soungle

Places to Share the Content Created
XTimeline WikiSpaces Your Classroom Blog Start one: SchoolTube

Now it's time to play...
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Description: Tools and ideas for connecting social studies and arts through video creation. All resources mentioned are free to students and teachers. Also contains brief lessons on copyright and fair-use.