Cougar Chronicles

Writing to Learn – Learning to Lead

Week 4 (We missed week 3!)

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Part 1:

Attention Cougars! We should have been practicing using media that has Creative Commons licensing and showing appropriate credit for those.  Here is an example:

Original image credit: Autumn falls by paul bica via Flicker under CC BY 2.0
Edited with addition of words from “Trees” by Joyce Kilmer

I used the original image and edited by adding words from a favorite poem. Editing was done on This editing is permitted because Mr. Bica has licensed his photo in such a way that allows someone to freely use the image in any way as long as he receives attribution for the image. The attribution should contain the name of the work (in this case the name of the photo), the owner/creator of the work (in this case Paul Bica), and the license under which it is being shared. See all Creative Commons licenses here. Each of those 3 elements provides a link to the source.

Not every CC photo can be edited however. Here is another example.

Image credit:
And the light goes on and on and on… by Vincent Brassinne via Flickr under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

This beautiful photo that has been shared by Mr. Brassinne has some special restrictions. We must give credit to him, which is the attribution part, but the other conditions are that it cannot be used for commercial purposes AND it cannot be altered in any way . That is the meaning of ND – no derivatives. We cannot create a new work that uses all or part of his photo.

Part 2:

Week 4 is a Free Choice week. You can write about anything that interests you, and would hopefully in turn, interest other readers. There are many great suggestions on Miss W’s post for Week 4. Please read the post!

It is important that you find some student blogs you have visited to add to your sidebar. You will need to have some other students’ blog links on the sidebar in order to participate in the game Miss W will be posting where you hop from 1 blog to another. I have added a blog roll to our main class page. Can you follow the example by adding a widget to your sidebar? Directions are here but I will be glad to help you! How many of the blogs listed have you visited?

One Comment

  1. Hello!

    I have completed week four. Week four allows you to make a story about anything you want. I have chosen to do it on a post on when I have got my first Solar System lesson. However, I could use some help on deciding what type of ending should be in the story. Would you like to help? If you could, copy and paste the following link onto the searchbar.


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