Sunday, May 10, 2020

Week#11 - Video Production & Copyright-friendly Media

Michael Wesch is a professor of cultural anthropology at Kansas State University.   I first became aware of  his YouTube videos in 2007 when I was webcasting away at EdTechTalk.  They look ancient now, but at the time, his 'The Machine is Us/ing Us and A Vision of Students Today were pretty cutting edge. 

In any event, he just published a video with some useful ideas and resources for teachers who are producing videos for online learning.

I encourage you to check out (at least the first seven minutes) of
What Professors Can Learn from YouTubers

Our goal this week:  Gather some 'go to' sites for finding copyright friendly materials that can be used in our teaching - online and off. Please check out and review some of the sites below and suggest others by commenting.

Copyright-friendly sources of video, audio, & images mentioned in his video

Site's mentioned in the's Copyright & Fair Use for Educators 

  • Free Music Archive  
  •  (music files)
  •  podcasts and some free music
  • Freesound  collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps,released under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus License
  • Jamendo a community of free, legal and unlimited music published under Creative Commons licenses.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Monday, May 4, 2020

Week#10 TW/TILL To Do Lists

The 'Already Done' (hopefully) List

TILL Skills

Currently Serving...

  • Use Diigo to bookmark sites of interest from the audio and video guides.
  • Use a screencapture tool like Debut, Screencastify, Zoom, Ocam, or Screencast-o-matic to record a screencast and post it to YouTube or your blog.
  • Register at, create a Voki chatbot, and post it on your blog.
  • Voki Screencast Guide here
  • Create an mp3 file and post and embed it on your blog. 
  • This can be your voice recorded with Audacity or a text to speech recording of something like ‘Hey Jeff, I know how to make an audio recording of a 'text to speech' sentence. Pretty cool, eh?” (see Audio Guide)
Earlier Trips to the Buffet
On the Horizon Tasks