This post, written mostly by Mr. R next door, is meant to give you some useful links which will hopefully help you make sense of Creative Commons as a concept and as a tool. Throughout the year we will be exploring both the concept and the tool, so we do not want to overload you with too much information now.
First place to start is the Creative Commons website. You can take a look at the mission statement, and begin to understand the various licenses CC offers.
This clip does a nice job of explaining the licenses, you can skip to about 1:14:
Don't worry too much if it all sounds a bit confusing, we will be using Creative Commons throughout the year, and soon you will have a very clear understanding of why it is important to you both as a consumer of digital media, but also why it will help you as a creator.
In class, we also spoke about Flickr-- a photo sharing site with a large pool of CC work. I have added the link to the Advanced Search page for easy searching (Please bookmark as you will use this site often), or maybe you want to search by color only, try this. Creative Commons has its own search here, but I find the Flickr search more useful.
Finally, here is the video we watched in class if you want to take another look. It moves quickly and there are some things you may have missed. As you are watch please jot down any ideas or questions that spring to mind.
Please take a few minutes to share some ideas in the comments below.