Teaching and Learning Links

 

RIDER UNIVERSITY

 

GENERAL

 

TEACHING AND LEARNING RESOURCES

 

MENTORING RESOURCES

 

RESOURCES FOR ADJUNCTS

DATA/RESOURCES

  • CIESE classroom projects - This web site provides teachers with projects that have children working with REAL DATA.
  • Cyberchase - PBS kids' show grounded in great math teaching. You must watch, and also play the games on this website.
  • The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) - National Science Foundation (NSF) website, offers free science-related resources to the public, including text, graphics, interactive video, links, and other resources pertinent to computing, engineering, global mapping, physics, mathematics, earth science, paleontology, and more. By 2007, the site will house the largest collection of science-related material available on the Internet, and it will include three portals mega-websites that can personalize a broad array of Internet functions. The portals will be titled Using Data in the Classroom, NSDL Educators Portal, and Science Pictures.
  • Statistical Online Computational Resources (SOCR) - The SOCR resources allow instructors to supplement methodological course material with hands-on demonstrations, simulations, interactive graphical displays illustrating in a problem-driven manner the presented theoretical and data-analytic concepts.Through interactive Java-based web GUIs, demonstrations, and experiments, students and researchers learn about variation, modeling, visualization, and data interpretation.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • Center for Social Media - The Center for Social Media showcases and analyzes strategies to use media as creative tools for public knowledge and action. It focuses on social documentaries for civil society and democracy, and on the public media environment that supports them. The Center is part of the  School of Communication at American University. 
  • Classroom Recording Waiver/Release Form - This form was designed for faculty who elect to record and/or archive the proceedings of a given class to enable distant participataion, synchronously and/or asynchronoulsy.
  • Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video - The second in a series of "Best Practices" statements from a specific community of practice, online video producers. Addressing the needs of a group perhaps larger and more general than documentary filmmakers, but not quite as large or general as media literacy educators, this code represents a middle stage between the particular and the general.
  • Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education - The latest in a series of "Best Practice" statements from a specific community of practice, media literacy educators. Addressing the needs of the largest and most general community of practice served so far, this code is likely to have a larger impact upon a greater number of educators and students than any of the other similar statements that preceded it.
  • Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Scholarly Research in Communication- "This document is a code of best practices that helps U.S. communication scholars to interpret the copyright doctrine of fair use. . . . This guide identifies four situations that represent the current consensus within the community of communication scholars about acceptable practices for the fair use of copyrighted materials."
  • Copyright, Distance Education, & Intellectual Property - A subsection of the "Issues in Higher Education" portion of the AAUP website.
  • Copyright in an Age of Social Networking - This blog archives the proceedings of a symposium held at the College of New Jersey in April, 2008 that includes a podcast of guest speakers Stanley Pierre-Louis, Gigi B. Sohn, and Wendy Davis discussing various ways in whicch copyright law has not kept pace with contemporary practice. 
  • Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States, 1 January 2008 -A table produced by Cornell University indicating what was in the Public Domain as of January 1, 2008.
  • Copyright Slide Rule - An interactive tool produced by the ALA Office of Information Technology to help you determine if a given piece of intellectual property is still under copyright or if it has come into the Public Domain.
  • Copyrigt Term Extension Act - This wikipedia article explains the 1998 revision to copyright that substantially extends the term of copyright protection.
  • Copyright Quiz - This twenty-question quiz on Copyright and fair use provides useful feedback for each incorrect response.
  • Crash Course in Copyright - This website from the University of Texas provides a variety of resources from quick overviews to more detailed background, as well as an interactive multimedia tutorial.
  • Creative Commons - This nonprofit organization offers producers and consumers multiple alternative approaches to the "all rights reserved" of copyright.
  • Documentary Filmmakers' Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use - The first in a series of "Best Practices" statements produced by the Center for Social Media, it is also the one designed to serve the most specific use community, a community perhaps more put upon than any other by the new climate of increased propertization of culture.
  • Down with E-Reserves - This article from a 2007 edition of the online version of the Library Journal explains some of the contentious issues surrounding e-reserves.
  • Electronic Freedom Foundation - This nonprofit organization describe itself as the "leading civil liberties group defending your rights in the digital world."
  • Fair Use in the Copyright Act - The Doctrine of Fair Use has been explicitly and succinctly stated in Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act since its last major revision in 1976.
  • Georgia State University Strongly Answers Publishers’ E-Reserve Lawsuit - This article from a 2008 issue of the online version of the Library Journal reports on the current case involving Georgia State University which is being sued by the Association of American Publishers (AAP) over GSU's use of e-reserves.
  • Google Library Project: Is Digitization for Purposes of Online Indexing Fair Use Under Copyright Law? - The Congressional Research Service report explains the questions surrounding Google's plan to "digitize, index, display 'snippets' of print books in the collections of five major libraries with the permission of the books' copyright holders."
  • Guide for the Perplexed: Libraries and the Google Library Project Settlement - The Association of Research Libraries posted “A Guide for the Perplexed,” a 23-page analysis designed to help libraries figure out what Google'settlement with publishers and authors means for them.
  • Guidelines for Classroom Copying of Books and Periodicals - These guidelines, located in the U of T copyright crash course on the web, are an adaptation of the actual copying guidelines agreed to by the Association of American Publishers and The Author's League of America with minor editorial changes.
  • Intellectual Property for Teaching and Learning, Session #1 - A Powerpoint presentation produced for the first of the four-part workshop on Intellectual Property.The Notes Page view contains explanation of some slide content.
  • Intellectual Property for Teaching and Learning, Session #2 - A Powerpoint presentation produced for the first of the four-part workshop on Intellectual Property.The Notes Page view contains explanation of some slide content.
  • Know Your Copy Rights: Resources for Teaching Faculty - This collection of FAQs produced by the Association of Research Libraries offers clear answers to specific questions about Fair Use, both for face-to-face and online instruction.
  • Lawrence Lessig on How Creativity is Being Strangled by the Law - This 20 minute streaming video shows Lawrence Lessig making an argument about user-generated content at the TED Conference in 2007.
  • Measuring Fair Use: The Four Factors - Here is an especially clear treatment of how judges would apply the four factors when attempting to determine if a give use was fair that is provided by the Stanford University Law Library.
  • Music Library Association Copyright Pages - This section of the Music Library Association website serves as a "resource for anyone interested in issues of copyright as they apply to the fields of music and music librarianship."
  • Music Library Association Page on Performance Permissions - This section of the Music Library Association website lists four exemptions to the rules regarding the licensing of copyrighted works for public performance that are especially relevant to non-profit educational settings.
  • Music Library Association Statement on Digital Transmission of Electronic Reserves - The Music Libary Association presents a clear and concise justification for the reproduction and digital transmission of copyrighted musical works in their entirety and the conditions under which libraries can legitimately make them available to authenticated enrolled students.
  • Resource Packet on Orphan Works: Legal and Policy Issues for Research Libraries - This resource packet, produced by the Association of Research Libraries, provides general information concerning orphan works, the University of Michigan's Orphan Works Project, an FAQ, and a legal memorandum describing the legal issues associated with making orphan works digitally available.
  • Rules and Permissions for Audio-visual Media Copyright law and audio-visual materials - A section of the Copyright and Fair Use website from Brown University that deals specifically with audio-visual materials.
  • Student Release Form - This document is currently used in a Speech Communication class at Rider in which the instructor requires students to post videos of their classroom speeches on Youtube for criticism and professional development.
  • Statement of Best Practices for Fair Use in Teaching for Film and Media Educators - This is one of several statements of best practices carefully crafted by the membership to clarify some of the issues concerning the permissible use of media for teaching.
  • Statement on Fair Use and Electronic Reserves - The Association of College and Research Libraries of the ALA endorsed a statement in response to confusion about the TEACH Act and ongoing uncertainty regarding e-reserves and fair use.
  • Teaching about Copyright and Fair Use - Here is a collection of innovative curricular materials from the Media Education Lab at Temple Univerity designed to help teachers and students undertand their Fair Use rights.
  • The Copyright Challenge - A twenty-two question quiz about copyright and fair use that provides immediate feedback for each response; several of the multiple choice questions have more than one correct answer.
  • The TEACH Act, as passed in 2002 - Since its passage in 2002, the TEACH Act has appeared in the Copyright Act as revisions to specific passages of the 1976 Copyright Act. This link leads to the text of the TEACH Act, making it easy to see the specific revisions that were made.
  • "Unintended Consequences: Ten Years under the DMCA" - This document from the Electronic Freedom Foundation reports cases in which the anti-circumvention provisions of the DMCA have been invoked against consumers, scientists, and legitimate compeitors
  • "When Fair Use Is Fairly Difficult" - A brief account of Brad Templeton's efforts to create a remix of the "bunker scene" from Downfall that produces some pointed metacommentary upon DRM and DMCA.
  • “Yes, You Can!”—Where You Don’t Even Need ‘Fair Use’ - This helpful guide by Peter Jaszi offers insight into what falls into the category of free use.

MATH

  • National Council for Teachers of Mathematics
  • Virtual Manipulatives Library - Great web site for on-line math manipulatives. It provides sample activities for using virtual manipulatives.
  • MathematicallySane - Promoting rational reform of math education. This website is a great resource for finding research and resources for promoting educational reform.
  • IMAP (Integrating Mathematics & Pedagogy) - This web site has video vignettes that are great examples of interviews of children's thinking.
  • NJ Mathematics Curriculum Framework - New Jersey Math Coalition
  • Venn Diagrams - This site helps you create Venn Diagrams. Take a look!
  • Math Forum - The Math Forum @ Drexel
  • Marilyn Burns MathSolutions Newsletter
  • Illuminations (math resources based on NCTM’s standards & principles) - Internet resources to improve mathematics teaching and learning
  • Geometer's Sketchpad - A highly interactive, dynamic, open-ended software tool that allows for exploration in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus. The Online Activity Guide and Java Sketchpad allow you to publish Geometer's Sketchpad figures on the WWW. Download a free demo of Geometer's Sketchpad.

PODCASTS and VODCASTS

  • Berkeley on iTune U - This webpage links to U.C. Berkeley's content archived in iTunes University.
  • Eduational Podcast Network - A wide range of podcast programming that may be helpful to teachers looking for content to teach with and about, and to explore issues of teaching and learning in the 21st century.
  • NPR - China Environmental News: An Artist Documents the Final Days of a Chinese City.
  • Research at Chicago - A collection of podcasts and vodcasts featuring various researchers at the University of Chicago presenting their latests findings.
  • Stanford on iTunes U - This webpage links to Stanford University's content archived in iTunes University.

SCIENCE

  • NSTA, National Science Teachers Association - Links to web resources, discussion boards, listserves, conferences, etc.
  • Eisenhower National Clearinghouse: The Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education (ENC) - A K-12 math and Science Teacher Center.
  • Science NetLinks - Providing a wealth of resources for K-12 science educators, Science NetLinks is your guide to meaningful standards-based Internet experiences for students.
  • Extreme Science - The extremes of nature with images, video, etc.
  • NASA CORE - Your resource for NASA produced multimedia materials for the classroom.
  • PALS - PALS is an on-line, standards-based, continually updated resource bank of science performance assessment tasks indexed via the National Science Education Standards (NSES) and various other standards frameworks.
  • ScienCentral - independent news video about science, technology and education. Great intros to interesting topics.

 

TECHNOLOGY