CAA Sponsored Webinars on Fair Use

In your teaching, have you ever wondered whether your use of copyrighted works of scholarship and art are permitted under Fair Use? Are you familiar with the four factors to weigh fair use in teaching? CAA is sponsoring a series of webinars on the topic starting this Friday.

CAA Fair Use

Register and view them on your own:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5040792786612356609

  OR

Come to the Teaching Technology Center and view with your MICA Colleagues. See schedule below.

All webinars will be broadcast in the new home of Academic Technology @ MICA in the Teaching Technology Center, Bunting 180.

The following webinars will cover these topics:

April 10, 2015, 1:00-2:00 PM (EDT): Fair Use in Scholarship
May 15, 2015, 1:00-2:00 PM (EDT): Fair Use in Teaching and Art Practice
May 29, 2015, 1:00-2:00 PM (EDT): Fair Use in Museums and Archives
June 5, 2015, 1:00-2:00 PM (EDT): Fair Use in the Visual Arts: A Review

Please RSVP to acadtech@mica.edu if you plan to attend in person. Archives of each webinar will also be made available.

For more information about copyright and fair use, here are some additional resources:

Know Your Copy Rights
http://knowyourcopyrights.org/bm~doc/kycrbrochurebw.pdf

MICA’s
 IP 
Policy
– Key
Points
http://www.mica.edu/Documents/Provost/IPpolicypoints.pdf

Google and more!

We have created a Youtube playlist of some great introductions and tutorials on Google Apps that you can use via Google Drive to improve connectivity and interactivity in classrooms. Some apps/videos you may have heard of like Google Docs or Google Forms are included in the playlist. In videos of Google Apps for Education, you can view how to create a survey, explore data visualization, and other advanced features.

In addition to videos on those familiar apps, we also feature on the playlist others like Pear Deck which can help you create an interactive classroom using polling, question and answer slides, and other creative presentation features. You can also find a video on Conceptboard which allows you to work collaboratively online on a group project.

You can check out the first video of the playlist below. You can also browse through the playlist to find videos that interest you and that are relevant to your teaching by clicking the playlist icon in the upper left corner of the video.

How to Integrate 3D Printing into the Classroom

If you missed the 3D printing webcast this week, click here to view an archive!

http://bit.ly/1F9b1An

In this webinar, several examples of how the Savannah College of Art and Design has benefitted from their use of 3D printing will be discussed. To name a few, students have worked to create custom fishing lures, a proprietary clip for a custom bag line, as well as detailed parts for the Fossil watch company.

Telling a Linear Narrative on a Timeline using “Timeline JS”

Teaching history can often require presenting a chronology or a timeline of events. Timeline JS is an online timeline creation tool and a great resource that can be used to present a linear narrative in an interactive, intuitive, and organized way.

Timeline JS is easy to use by just following a few steps outlined in the video above and summarized briefly below:

  • Go to http://timeline.knightlab.com
  • Then click “Make a timeline now”
  • The website will walk you through a few steps:
    • Download the Google Spreadsheet template provided
    • Add the necessary information on the template. Information should contain dates and can include text, YouTube video, SoundCloud audio, images, etc.
    • When you finish adding all of the information you would like to be on your timeline, click File, Publish to the Web in the Google Spreadsheet menu
    • Google will generate a link that will need to be pasted on the Timeline JS website in step number 3: Copy/Paste Spreadsheet URL
    • Click Preview if you want to preview your timeline.
    • In Step 4 you can find a code to embed the finished timeline in a site of your choosing (such as Moodle, WordPress or another web site).

Below is a more detailed video that you can follow for more information.

There are other timeline/mapping tools out there with different approaches to storytelling that may suit your unique teaching style.

Here are some examples:

If geography and maps are more relevant to your teaching material, try Storymap JS to organize and present chronological events on geographical maps.

If you want to tell story about a picture where you can zoom in for example to point out brush strokes or a certain painting technique or to compare and contrast paintings pr pictures, try Gigapixel.

These are some easy ways to engage students in content while incorporating technology into your teaching. Try them out!

New Art History App for Teaching!

It might just change the way Art History is taught and learned…Want a sneak peek? Search “Wolff” in the Apple App Store.

Some snippets from the article announcing it’s launch:

“Wolff, an art history iPad application, uses a streamlined interface to bring crowd-sourced, high-resolution artwork to users in classroom and academic settings.”

“We want to place high-resolution artwork images in the hands of people in a way that is functional and beautiful,” Bryda said, noting that the application will help the art history discipline keep up with the changing technological landscape.

For more information on the article from the Yale Daily News, go to: http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2015/02/12/new-art-history-app-launched/

Reminder Restoring and Importing into Classroom (Moodle)

Last semester the Office of Academic Technology started archiving all Moodle courses on classroom.mica.edu with the exception of the current (running) semester. On February 27, 2015 all Fall 2014 courses will be archived. Courses will not be deleted – only archived! If you reuse content on Moodle from past semesters you will have many options available to you going forward.

You may choose one of the following ways to prepare to teach using Moodle if you use past semester materials:

  1. Manage course files outside of Moodle and use the easy drag and drop function to create and organize your Moodle course each semester.
  2. Manage course backups independently by backing up and downloading course backups at the end of each semester, and restoring them to future course iterations. This takes a few steps and may require you to attend brief training, review documentation, or request support at the beginning of the semester.
  3. Contact Academic Technology at the start of the semester to receive a back up file from a previous semester. You can meet with me, attend training or follow instructions to restore the file to your new course.
  4. Contact Academic Technology at the start of the semester to restore a course for you.

Please allow for a turnaround time of 5 business days for Academic Technology requests, especially at the start of a semester.

Here is a link to the policy: http://www.mica.edu/Faculty/Academic_Technology_Training_Center/Academic_Technology_Policy.html

Feel free to schedule a consultation by contacting the Director of Academic Technology at acadtech@mica.edu.

Events:

https://academictechnologymica.wordpress.com/category/academic-technology/events-academic-technology/