Wrapping Up Creativity & Innovation


Have you ever thought about doing a film and walking on the red carpet?  Today, you are going to talk about your stop animation as a movie director!  Let’s see how creative you and your peers are!


  • Stop Animation Due: today before class begins
  • Creativity Case Due: Sunday, Apr, 6th
    • Submission Options
      • (1) Create a google doc and embed link to your about.me page OR
      • (2) Upload your word document to your Dropbox folder and embed the link to your about.me page
  • Creativity and Innovation (C&I) Reflection Due: Tuesday, Apr, 8th, before the class begins
    • Thoughts about C&I, Stop Animation Project, Where did you see your creativity in the project, NETS related to C&I, or Technology for C&I



Bingo Rubrics




The photo you take, the video you make, your e-portfolio and photoblog and now your stop animation project…all these things are like your babies.  You spend a lot of time and energy in, right?  Think about other products that we are using in our daily life now.  Do you respect the copyright?  Do you know anything about plagiarism?  How will you think if you find out others using your products or assignment without telling you?  Have you ever downloaded songs, movies or other media products illegally?  Do you buy the software?  Do you copy and paste texts from the websites to your papers?  There are so many things that can break the rules.

What is Plagiarism?

According to UGA’s “A Culture of Honesty“, plagiarism is defined as ”submission for academic advancement the words, ideas, opinions or theories of another that are not common knowledge, without appropriate attribution to that other person.” This is same as STEALING other’s property.

If you take other’s work (plagiarism), it is unethical (of course!) but also most times you end up breaking copyright law, which means it is illegal.

What is copyright law?

A form of protection to the authors of original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works” (US Copyright Office, 2012).

With the advent of the Internet, people can easily access and copy others’ works without knowing if they are protected by copyright. However, most Web content is copyrighted. Thus, if you use the Web content without proper citation or attribution, you are committing plagiarism and violating the law. To use any copyrighted media such as images, music, and videos, you need to get a permission from the creator.

Teachers should be clearly aware of copyright so that they do not break the law when designing their class and looking for web resources for their class. Also, it is very IMPORTANT for teachers to teach students this as one of the 21st century skills. If you want to know more about copyright, you may want to read this article (only 2 pages and it should worth it!).

Why do you think these concerns are especially important in the 21st century?  Let’s watch the two videos.

Digital Citizenship in the 21sct Century

Creative Commons

Creative Commons Images
Flikr is a good place to search for creative commons images.
Google Images also let you search for copyright free images.

Then, how would you cite a photo from the web? You need to provide the following information:

  • The creator/author
  • The title
  • The URL where the work is hosted (if available)
  • (The type of license)
  • First name, Last name, “title of the image”. Photo. original website address.

Here are some more resources related to this topic.

Creative Commons: How to license your work and find resources that you can use with permission

Google Advance Image Search: Where you can find images to use with permission

Plagiarism.net:  Where you can find whether you break the rule of plagiarism for free




1. Assignments due: Cases of Creativity (4/6), C& I Reflection (4/8, before the class begins)

2. We will have a special session for SMARTBOARD. Educational Technology Center will visit our class to share her experiences working with K-12 schools and to give us hands-on experiences. Next reading response should include your reflection on this lecture.

3. Upcoming Assignments due dates are here




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