I recently attended the ISTE Conference in San Diego, California this past week. One of the sessions I attended shared several resources. I never knew that Creative Commons existed in a website form that it does. Visit http://www.creativecommons.org to reference this posting. Often times, when I am in process of organizing/preparing a presentation I “borrow” content to cover my shortage of creative thought! Have you ever conducted an image search on Google and just used an image you found in a presentation? What about copying and pasting text from a PDF or website? Creative Commons allows you to search for content in several different areas of the Internet to really make sure it is legal to use. If you are a creator, this place is great for you too! It is an EASY way for you to get your content out there and license it for use. This cuts down on emails, phone calls, mail asking “can we use your…..” Check it out, there’s a lot of great resources out there and yes we can all share……even legally too!
If you’re ready to just get started……visit http://search.creativecommons.org
This is a great tutorial video on the Creative Commons functionality and search tools, courtesy of New Income University. Check it out: