Help the nerdy teacher reach Taylor Swift

Saw this in my Twitter stream this morning – and LOVE it. Way to teach kids about re-purposing and re-mixing with respect! This teacher’s kids want to use pop music they love for a project.  Their teacher wants them to do so legally and with respect, so he’s trying to contact the artist directly.  To get her attention (the artist is Taylor Swift), he’s asking all his Twitter PLN to re-tweet his open letter to…

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On ripping YouTube vids and using images as you please

This started as a comment on another person’s blog. I’ve modified it to serve as a blog post on ripping YouTube videos. As this seems to crop up from time to time, I thought I’d just post my comment here and then modify as required. You’ve been warned… 😛 When you rip YouTube videos and share the how-to, you are doing more harm than good in perpetuating bad habits, a disregard for good digital citizenship…

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Being first at any cost

Yesterday I blogged over on the Brightcookie.com blog about a consortium of universities who took the time to look at how their staff used Moodle and what Moodle 2.01 had to offer.  They decided, for a list of very rational, objective reasons that Moodle 2 needs a few more versions to come right and their favourite plug-ins need time to catch up. They aren’t going for the early adopters achieve on this one. I posted…

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