During the Student Blog Challenge: Week 4, we learned about using Creative Commons when using other people’s work online. It can all be a little confusing, but we have learned much.

Looking for Creative Commons Work?

Click on the links below to find some great resources. (I have only checked out a few of the sites in the links below. Sometime in the near future, I will make a list of all of our favorite ones.)

MOST IMPORTANTLY, never use “just anyone’s” work that you find online.

We also learned how to add a Creative Commons license to our own work. Choose your own Creative Commons license.

A couple things that have made attribution for photos easier is using the Compfight plugin and the ImageCodr for Flickr images.

The student blog challenge, week 4: activity 3, invited students to find a picture online and write a poem about it, so I am including that activity in this post. 

  • Also, check out my children’s examples for this particular activity: TheWarriorKat, who used a Flickr image and the ImageCodr to embed the image and attribution, and GhostSoldier, who used a photo he found on Getty Images and embedded the image in his post. They did a great job! 
  • The image below is an example of a picture I found using the Compfight plugin.
  • I am not much of a poet, so I asked Wade Alexander, an amazing poet and my best friend, to write a poem for me using the picture below as inspiration, and telling him that the picture represents my dream world, a place where I could spend the rest of my life. (Guess I may have cheated a little bit since I didn’t really write the poem myself 🙂 .)

Photo Credit: paul bica via Compfight

My Dream World

A place where my peace and dreams collide,
Where the sand lies, warmed by the sun,
Sleepy from the rhythm of the waves.
Its cliffs watch over the shore, like gods,
As the clouds slip by in moments of change.
It is here that man’s creativity lies humbled,
Where in speechless moments we realize our true size.
Before me stands an ocean of time,
Where the creation of beauty and greatness
Was slow, but never ending.
A wise man would feel thankfulness in the hope
That he may slowly do the same.

by Wade Alexander
*Written with permission from Wade Alexander, dictated by me. (Hopefully, I typed it up correctly. 🙂 )

What thoughts or feelings come to your mind when you look at the picture above?


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