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How to find Creative Commons licensed resources?

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Creative Commons (CC) & Open Education Resources (OER) for Schools

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How to find Creative Commons licensed resources?

  1. 1. CREATIVE COMMONS (CC) & OPEN EDUCATION RESOURCES (OER) FOR SCHOOLS HOW TO FIND CC LICENSED RESOURCES National Copyright Unit www.smartcopying.edu.au
  2. 2. BEST WAY TO FIND CC MATERIALS • The best place to start is CC Search: https://ccsearch.creativecommons.org/ • You can also search for CC licensed material on google, YouTube and flickr. • For more information, see: • http://www.smartcopying.edu.au/open-education/open-education- resources/where-to-find-cc-licensed-material • http://www.smartcopying.edu.au/open-education/open-education- resources/open-educational-resources-(oer)-a-toolkit-for-teachers- curriculum-and-elearning-developers/oer-toolkit-section-2---finding-and- remixing-openly-licensed-resources • http://www.smartcopying.edu.au/open-education/creative- commons/creative-commons-information-pack-for-teachers-and- students/how-to-find-creative-commons-licensed-materials 2
  3. 3. CC SEARCH 3
  4. 4. CC SEARCH ONE-CLICK ATTRIBUTION One-click attribution: CC Search gives you the attribution for all images. Makes it much easier to credit the source of any image you discover. 4
  5. 5. CC SEARCH AFFILIATES 5
  6. 6. GOOGLE ADVANCED SEARCH Two options 1. Go directly to the advanced search page: https://www.google.com.au/advanced_search 2. After searching for something on the normal Google search, you can filter so that the search results given are only free, openly licenced materials. o To apply the filter: first, go into your advanced search settings, which are found in the settings tab on the right hand side of your search result. 6
  7. 7. Google Advanced Search 7
  8. 8. GOOGLE ADVANCED SEARCH • Once you’re in the advanced settings, the usage rights filter is at the very bottom. 8
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  10. 10. SEARCHING GOOGLE FOR OPENLY LICENCED IMAGES • Advanced search as described above; or • Google has a simpler way to filter Google images by reuse rights (ie, openly licenced resources). 10
  11. 11. SEARCHING GOOGLE FOR OPENLY LICENCED IMAGES After you search for an image, all you have to do is click “Search tools” and select the “Usage Rights” that reflect your use. All four usage rights allow for educational use. 11
  12. 12. YOUTUBE – FILTER FOR CC VIDEOS To find CC licensed YouTube clips, after you do a search  click on the filters option; and  under ‘Features’ selected Creative Commons. 12
  13. 13. YOUTUBE – FILTER FOR CC VIDEOS 13
  14. 14. FLICKR • Flickr has an entire section on their website dedicated to CC licensed images: https://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/ • When you’re on that section of the website, you can browse images licensed under CC. • However, if you want to search for an image, you have to add a filter for CC licences. 14
  15. 15. FLICKR • When you search on Flickr, the default setting is to return results with ‘Any licence’ • This setting has to be changed to return results only licensed under Creative Commons 15
  16. 16. FLICKR 16
  17. 17. CC PLUGINS • CC Plugin for WordPress Websites: allows for easy searching and use of CC-licensed images for WordPress websites: https://wordpress.org/plugins/ls-wp-ccsearch/ • CC Add-in for Microsoft office: enables you to embed Creative Commons licenses directly into Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents: https://www.microsoft.com/en- us/download/details.aspx?id=13303 • A number of other plugins to help search for, integrate and licence CC material: https://wordpress.org/plugins/tags/creative-commons/ • The CC Search Browser Extension is an open-source, lightweight plugin that can be installed and used by anyone with an updated web browser. 17
  18. 18. OTHER PLACES TO FIND CC MATERIAL • Wikipedia • Images • Videos • Music • Audiobooks • Scootle • Open Professionals Education Network (OPEN) 18
  19. 19. OTHER GOOD PLACES TO FIND CC/OER MATERIAL • Curriki - curated OER, searchable by subject areas, education levels, material type, languages and review ratings. • CK-12 - high-quality, standards-aligned, open content in primary and high school level maths, science, technology, engineering and many more subjects. It also offers interactive apps for smartphones and computers. • Connexions - learning objects, called pages, organised into thousands of textbook-style books in a host of disciplines. • The Khan Academy - practice exercises and instructional videos translated into almost 40 languages which cover math, biology, chemistry, physics, the humanities, finance and history. • The Orange Grove - an environment for educators to search for, use, remix, share, and contribute educational resources for all levels of education. 19
  20. 20. OTHER GOOD PLACES TO FIND CC/OER MATERIAL • Open Textbooks • Interactive simulations • Complete courses • OER in Australia • Other resources:  LeMill  Open Knowledge Repository  Directory of Open Access Journals  Mathispower4u Tutorials 20
  21. 21. OTHER GOOD PLACES TO FIND CC/OER MATERIAL • OER Toolkit for teachers, e learning and curriculum developers: Section 2 - Finding and Remixing Openly Licensed Resources • Creative Commons Information Pack for teachers and students:  How to find Creative Commons Licensed Materials  How to find Creative Commons Materials using the Creative Commons Search Portal  How to find Creative Commons Materials using Google  How to find Creative Commons Materials using YouTube 21
  22. 22. more information www.smartcopying.edu.au slideshare.net/nationalcopyrightunit smartcopying@det.nsw.edu.au 02 7814 3855

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