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copyright infringement

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According to Purdue University (2016), Copyright Infringement is the act of violating any of a copyright owner’s exclusive rights granted by the federal Copyright Act.  There are three elements that must be in place in order for the infringement to occur.

  1. The copyright holder must have a valid copyright.
  2. The person who is allegedly infringing must have access to the copyrighted work.
  3. The duplication of the copyrighted work must be outside the exceptions.

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In addition, if you refer to this website, you will understand more about Creative Commons. What Creative Commons is all about? Okay, let me briefly explain about it. According to Creative Common website, basically Creative Commons helps you legally share your knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world. They unlock the full potential of the internet to drive a new era of development, growth and productivity.

They work with numerous organisations  whom are leaders in the content and knowledge sharing movement. Through these platforms, over 1.1 billions works have been shared and counting.

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Other than that, their work spans a variety of different areas and partners working to create a more vibrant commons. For instance, arts and culture, legal, open access, education, technology and much more.

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All in all, this kind of copyright infringement is very crucial as mention in Paper Tigers (2012) because it encourages sharing. A person interested in a work under a Creative Commons licenses doesn’t have to track down the author and ask for permission to use the work. This allows for quick and easy sharing methods because it cuts out the time factor, the time it takes to track down the author and the time it takes for an author to grant or deny the permission being sought. Hence, you cannot simply copy and use someone’s works and claim as yours. It is ethically wrong.

If you have any questions regarding Creative Commons, you can visit here.

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Let’s take a look at the infographic below about Creative commons.

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EDpuzzle

Hi everyone, today I want to share with all of you another cool website that you can use (especially for teachers) in order to bring something different in the process of teaching and learning.

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Have you heard about EDpuzzle? 😳 Yes 👍🏻 No 👎🏻

👉🏻 click here to watch a video about EDpuzzle 👈🏻

First and foremost, EDpuzzle is a site that allows users to select a video and customize it by editing, cropping, recording audio, and adding questions to make an engaging presentation or lesson.

Top features:

  • Many styles of instruction can be utilised with EDpuzzle: guided learning, project-based learning, or differentiated instruction.
  • Ease of use: makes it easy to flip a lesson or classroom.
  • Assessment: educators can assess students learning by adding questions to videos and grade them through an educational portal.

Ease of Use:
EDpuzzle is browser based, so no software needs to be downloaded. It is very easy to find or upload videos and then edit them with a click of a button. There are also many helpful video tutorials to help integrate EDpuzzle into the classroom.

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In order to create your own EDpuzzle, you have to create an account first, then upload your video to EDpuzzle.

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You can crop your video.

 

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You can record an audio track and put it in your video.

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Moreover, you can also record an audio notes.

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This is the most interesting part. I love this part whereby you can put questions/quizzes in your video. 

Please click 👉🏻 here 👈🏻 in order to watch my video and please try to answer the questions given.

Padlet

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Assalamualaikum everyone 🙂

Have you ever heard about Padlet?

In my class today, I learnt about Padlet. This is my first time ever using this software/website and it’s so much fun to play with it. Basically, padlet is a virtual wall that allows people to express their thoughts on a common topic easily. It works like an online sheet of paper where people can put any content (e.g. images, videos, documents, text) anywhere on the page, together with anyone, from any device.

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It is beyond easy and fun to use. In addition, the interface is super intuitive. I would not hesitate to encourage teachers out there to use this kind of website in their classroom. Yah, at least something different rather than using text book all the time. I bet students will like it and it is obviously can attract students’ attention in learning.

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First of all, you have to create your account and it should look like this.

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Your template should look like this. Besides, you can manage your own template according to what you want.

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As you can see here, you can edit your title/topic, your wallpaper, your layout, set privacy or public, you can also change your url address, and much more.

 

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In term of sharing, you can share your padlet to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Tumblr, as well as Linkedin. Other than that, you can also export your padlet into image, pdf, Microsoft Excel, and CSV.

In addition, if you have a WordPress account, you can copy the code given by the padlet and then paste the code in your blog. However, for this part, it requires a self-hosted wordpress blog with the Padlet Shortcode Plugin.

All in all, in my opinion, this is a cool website to use/implement in teaching and learning process. Teachers nowadays should be varied in term of teaching styles. In order to get students’ attention (especially kids these days), teacher should use interesting tools like Padlet.

So teachers, what are you waiting for?

 

Infographic Design

Hi everyone, today I wanna share with all of you new knowledge that I gained from previous class. Which’s ‘Infographic’. First of all, do you know what is an infographic?

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According to WhatIs.com, an infographic (information graphic) is a representation of information in a graphic format designed to make the data easily understandable at a glance. People use infographics to quickly communicate a message, to simplify the presentation of large amounts of data, to see data patterns and relationships, and to monitor changes in variables over time.

In previous class, Dr. Rose taught us on how to design/ create an infographic by introducing some websites that can create infographic design. There are:

  • Piktochart
  • Canva
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Piktochart: Most popular among the other infographic websites.

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Canva: Another alternative to design your own infographic.

Both have their own specialities. They provide some free templates and you can upgrade you account to premium in order to get access to other amazing templates as well. It all depends on you to choose which one you prefer the most.

As for me, I would go for Piktochart. Below is my infographic design 🙂

 

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Kungfu Panda 3 in ESL

Mei-mei.pngHello everyone, I am Mei Mei. so today I wanna share with all of you about Kungfu Panda 3 movie. WAIT! Do you know who am I? Are you sure? How about…

“I. am. Mei Mei. Wowww she is amazing. She is so beau-ti-fulll. That’s sweet Po. But please try to save all other compliments until after the performance.”

Okay that’s enough. Let’s get back to our discussion. Like I mentioned earlier, today I wanna share with you my experiences watching this UHHHmazing movie with my classmates. Yes! with all my classmates.

First and foremost, I like Dr. Rose’s idea by bringing all of us to watch this movie @WangsaWalk. Thank you so much for that. It’s something rare for a lecturer to bring all of her students and watch this movie together. Of course we have to do some tasks/review after that. I don’t mind with that.

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Frankly speaking, this is a good movie to watch. With a witty dialogue, kid-friendly humor, and plenty of moral values in this movie such as do not give up, believe in yourself, love your family, and much more. Even this is a cartoon movie, indirectly teachers can inculcate such values or lessons within the students.

In addition, this movie is suitable for all ages. Whether primary or secondary students. Even some parents also like this movie after they bring their kids to the cinema. So, there is no problem showing this movie in language classroom (ESL).

Do you know that teachers can use movies in the classroom? But, as teacher, he/she should choose a suitable movies with a lot of lessons/values for their students. In fact, there are some benefits of using movies or anything related with the ICT inside classrooms than the drawbacks. Some of them are:

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Benefits;

  • Easy to understand by looking at the visuals.
  • Improve pronunciation and accent. For instance, ask the students to focus on how the characters in the movie utter or pronounce their words or sentences correctly.
  • Flexible teaching aids. The teacher can stop, start and rewind the movies and challenge students to predict the outcome, elaborate, and much more.
  • Foster cultural interest and social engagement among the students.
  • Students can experience worlds beyond their own, especially if the movies are different from their local environment.

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Drawbacks;

  • Time consuming. For instance, to get the students to be in the media room may roughly take more than 10-15 minutes. Other than that, connection problems, downloading issues, and other difficulties can cause road blocks when implementing a lesson in the technology-based classroom.
  • The availability of media room. Teacher should make sure that the media room is not occupied during that time, or better the teacher reserves the media room beforehand.
  • Hard to understand the dialogue. Especially movies with a strong British accent. Low-proficiency students might have problem with this, unless the teacher provides subtitles for the movie.

 

Furthermore, there are plenty of thing that teachers can do to assign to students when using this movie for teaching English.

  1. Act-it-out and guess the character. Randomly pick one student and ask him/her to act his/her favorite character from the movie, and ask the rest of the students to guess the name of the character.
  2. Character descriptions. Ask the students to pay attention throughout this movie, list down the characteristics of major and minor characters, and ask some questions to the students.
  3. List down alien words and find the meaning and after that share with the whole class.
  4. List down moral values from this movie.
  5. Discus and debate. Maybe the teacher can raise a few issues from this movie and asks the students to discuss about the issues together.
  6. Identify the plot (for literature class). Briefly identify the exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and conclusion from this movie
  7. Write a short essay about this movie. Something like a review from students’ perspective.
  8. Order the events. After watching this movie, ask the students to briefly ‘recap’ or tell the story back to their classmates. This is to make sure whether the students pay attention or not.

In a nutshell, it all depends on the teachers, whether they want to use ICT in the classroom or not. If they want to use it, they have to prepare and consider a few things before the lesson. Once in a while, teachers should bring ICT in the classroom.

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