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iClicker makes it easy to track attendance, increase participation, facilitate quizzes, measure performance, and get more out of your classroom. iClicker works “out of the box” with PowerPoint, Keynote, Google Slides, and all online courseware solutions.
SoftChalk, the education company that provides the premier online lesson creation and student interaction tool, is offering assistance to academic institutions and organizations to help educators meet the demands created by school closings and the temporary shift to online course delivery during the COVID-19 threat.
SoftChalk is offering an extended trial to anyone who may need it to quickly and easily create online lessons and course materials for delivery to students.
EBSCO is offering a simplified version of Faculty Select that includes access to OER material as well as the option to discover more than 225,000 DRM-free EBSCO eBooks in one place, available at no charge for faculty to use through September 30th.
Cengage is providing free access to Cengage Unlimited through the end of the current academic term for US students attending colleges affected by COVID-19. This includes the entire Cengage catalog of eBooks, online courseware, study tools, and more.
To help you navigate the challenge of transitioning to teaching online, we have opened up access to the following resources to help you set up and manage an online course quickly and successfully, at no charge to you or your students.
For many years, Netflix has allowed teachers to screen documentaries in their classrooms. However, this isn’t possible with schools closed. So at their request, we have made a selection of our documentary features and series available on the Netflix US YouTube channel.
Copyright Essentials for Librarians and Educators by Kenneth D. CrewsFor those professionals in the business of serving up information to the public, the evolving digital age presents new and complicated challenges. As new formats and delivery methods make duplication and transfer of information so easy, librarians and educators must make informed and legal decisions about how they will protect copyright.
Call Number: 346.7304
The Copyright Primer for Librarians and Educators (eBook) by Janis H. Bruwelheide"Copyright is a vast area with shades of gray and lots of interpretation. This work helps to overcome some of the confusion...Extremely readable, this is an excellent resource...(A)n overview of various aspects of copyright law, such as fair use, library copying...off-air taping...electronic environments, computer software, multimedia and distance education...each overview is followed by questions and answers which offer further explanation. It includes appendixes on requesting permission, developing policy, selected court cases, resources and addresses, sources on the Internet, intellectual property, electronic fair use and Sections 106-110 of the Copyright Law". -- Emergency Librarian
Call Number: 025.5
Getting Permission: How to License & Clear Copyrighted Materials Online & Off (eBook) by Richard W. StimWhether creating a web site, an anthology, or materials for a class, artists and educators of every stripe need to copyright. No, this doesnt mean pulling an all-nighter at Copy Hut. People who plan to use any copyrighted material for their own purposes need to get permission first from the owners of that work. If they dont, they could find themselves face to face with a lawsuit.Getting Permission, written by intellectual property expert Attorney Rich Stim, tackles the permissions process head on, explaining when authorization for the use of copyrighted materials is needed. It shines the light on who to ask for permission, as well as whenand how muchto expect to pay for permission. Comprehensive and easy to read, the book covers:· the permissions processincluding authorization to use text, photographs, artwork and music· the public domain· copyright research· fair use· academic permissions· the elements of a license and merchandise agreement· the use of a trademark or fictional character· and much more.This cutting-edge book, the only one on the market to cover web site permission, includes agreements for acquiring authorization to use text, photographs, artwork and music. It also provides information for web site owners, such as hyper-linking agreements and Internet research suggestions. A must for the new millennium, Getting Permission will help readers obtain rights, permissions and clearanceand stay out of legal hot water.All agreements included as tear-outs and on disk.
Call Number: 346.7304
The OWL (Online Writing Lab) from Purdue University offers online handouts covering writing, research, grammar, and MLA and APA style.