Challenge 4: Giving Credit to a Creator

Due Sunday, November 18

Welcome back!  Have you experienced having to complete a project that required the use of an image or two that you didn’t make?  Do you recall hearing people talking about attributing credit to that image?  This week you will learn more about how to give credit to the creator of things you use from the Internet.

Refer to the official Week 4 Challenge post for more details, but start by viewing these two videos on Fair Use.   Then, use the tutorial about Inserting Images Into Posts, to learn how to do such a thing.  Finally, making sure you are NOT SEARCHING FOR IMAGES ON GOOGLE, use images from these sites listed in Ms W’s post from April 2012 to complete this week’s challenge activities:

Below is a list of websites that have creative commons images. Remember attribution doesn’t include a URL beginning with   or some other search engine.

Attribution is the URL of the original image.

For credit in Tech 7, you should:

10 pts]  Be creative with images by choosing one of the following from Ms W’s April 2012 Challenge 5 post:

  • 5. Create a visual post using no more than eight images – where the images tell a story. Remember to give attribution for the images you used. No writing in this post other than the title and attribution.
  • 6. From Bill Ferreirae – I sometimes find a picture and tell students to use that picture to come up with a story. It can be about the picture, what happened before, what will happen next, etc. So, at the top of the student activities  is the image I have chosen for you to start with. Copy the image to your post, then write the story. Remember to give attribution. If you don’t have your own blog, tell your story in a comment here.
  • 7. From EileenG – Pick one, or more of your ethnic backgrounds and post about the culture. ANYTHING! Food, religions, sports, festivals, languages, etc.  Include a picture of the place in the country/region posted about.
  • 8.  Be creative with regard to images – create a collage on a topic or colour etc, use glogster or animoto or prezi. Just remember you must link back to the original image and give attribution for any images used.

Make sure you include ‘Challenge 4’ in your title and include a link to the Official Challenge 4 post in your post.

For bonus points, try these from Ms W’s April 2012 Challenge 5 post:

5 pts]  Write a post about Creative Commons.  (student activity 2)

2.  Do you think you should have a creative commons license for your blog? Why or why not? Is your audience mainly students in your class and/or the blogging challenge or have you had readers that are teachers and/or visitors you don’t know?

5 pts]  Visit blogs to see how others are using images. (student activity 3)

3.  Visit ten blogs from students in the challenge  of different ages. How many of these blogs had images with attribution? How many blogs did not have images at all? Which blogs did you prefer to read and why? Leave your answer here as a comment or leave a comment on each of the blogs you visited.

5 pts]  Do another activity of your choice.  (student activities 5, 6, 7, 8 )

week 8: getting ready for the game

Due Sunday, May 6

As we begin to wind down the Blogging Challenge, it’s time to make sure everything is in place for next week’s game.  Be sure you have everything you need on the list “To take part in the game you need the following completed:”.  Then, take some time to share your opinions, and explore your digital footprint.

Start by reading through the official Week 8 Challenge post.

For credit in Tech 7, you should:

10 pts each]  Do all three student activities, writing posts.

10 pts]  Double check the list you need to have to participate in next week’s game.  Everything on the list needs to be complete.  If you’ve kept up with the Challenge, this is pretty much a free ‘A’.  🙂

!Special Note, May 1!

To add your ‘User Avatar’, as most of you have done, go to Users/Your Avatar in your Dashboard menu.

To add your ‘Blog Avatar’, one that seems to appear as a shadow person for most people, go to Settings/Blog Avatar in your Dashboard menu.

There are no bonus points available this week.

I can’t wait to hear how persuasive you can be!

-Ms. Anderson :)

About Posting on Your Blog

A blog is like a journal. You will be responding to assigned questions, information, and reflecting on some of the work you’ve done in Tech 7.

One neat difference between a blog and a writing journal is that a blog can include multimedia such as videos, podcasts, links, and tools called widgets.

Your blog assignments will appear on this class blog. Most of the time it will be creating a post of your own on your own blog. Sometimes, it may be commenting on a class post. You’ll get directions to check the class post when there is a blogging assignment.

-Ms. Anderson

Post 2 Glogster

These are Glogs.  They are multimedia posters.  To create a Glog, go to, register an account, and start playing.

Assignment 4 is to create a Glog themed “I Love”.

Your Glog should include the following:

  • a picture
  • text
  • sound

Embed your Glog on your wiki:

  1. On your Glog, click “Share This”.
  2. Scroll down to the “Embed Code” section.
  3. Highlight and copy the code.
  4. Go to your wiki page.
  5. Click ‘Insert’/’HTML’. (next to the Visual tab).
  6. Paste your HTML.
  7. Save your page.

Post 2 should be your Glog shared on your blog.  Sounds funny, eh?  Follow these steps to post your Glog on your blog:

  1. In a few sentences, describe why you chose to use some of the elements you did.
  2. Publish your post.

Go ahead and print out your Glog if you like.  (It would look great in your locker.)

Hey, click on a picture, and comment on what happens!

-Ms. Anderson