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RadioLovers has archived old radio shows from the pre-television days. Bob Hope, Groucho Marx, and Laurel and Hardy are just a few among the classic voices kept alive at this site, which features free downloads of the files in MP3 format.

Teachers and librarians can get a free copy of With a Little Help, a new collection of short stories from science-fiction author Cory Doctorow.

BY JASON DON FORSYTHE Images — so useful in education, yet so convoluted in copyright explanations that many people fear using them. But if you wade into the waters of Creative Commons you can find millions of available images, ready to be used, modified, and shared. One of the more common image sites is Flickr, […]

BY BILL FERRIS Many educators simply don’t use copyrighted material in class rather than risking a cease-and-desist letter or wading through a bunch of legal mumbo jumbo. Copyright is one of those areas that needs a handy reference or checklist of some sort. The Free Technology for Teachers blog reports that such a checklist exists, […]

BY BILL FERRIS Pics4Learning is another handy resource for teachers who need images to use in class that: 1) look cool, and 2) won’t get them in trouble for copyright violations. According to the Pics4Learning site, “Unlike many Internet sites, permission has been granted for teachers and students to use all of the images donated […]

BY BILL FERRIS It’s hard to believe that Google figured out how to search for my house from space before getting around to searching for photos licensed under Creative Commons1. According to the Google Operating System blog (not affiliated with Google), Google Image Search now lets you narrow your results to pics that carry the […]

What good is a free photo editor if you don’t know which images you can manipulate with it? With all this fancy-schmancy technology available to students for free, they also need to learn about copyright. At Teaching Copyright, they aim to show students how to legally take full advantage of the media available to students […]

Hello and greetings once again from my undisclosed, fortified location. As will happen from time to time, I started to feel the authorities closing in all around me. Men sporting both mustaches and sunglasses would stare at me for much longer than usual, ATMs would reject my cards, small electronic devices kept showing up in […]

You’ve probably heard a lot by now about using Creative Commons images, and how you shouldn’t use copyrighted material online, but sometimes this presents a great big brick wall to learning. Take a look at this photo. It’s a pretty famous picture. You can find it on Wikipedia, but if you look there you’ll see […]

How can you legally use copyrighted material in your class? Or can you do it at all? What if a student turns in a project that a copyrighted photo, or a video with a copyrighted song as the soundtrack? Are you supposed to call the FBI? Copyright is confusing. Fortunately, you can spare yourself the […]