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Scavenger Hunt

For this EDTECH 502 assignment, we created an online scavenger hunt for information on copyright and fair use. The concepts of copyright and fair use is huge for teachers as we are always looking for free/cheap stuff. More often than not, we are all guilty of hitting the web for an image to do a quick job. This unit had us exploring what is ok to use, what isn’t, and how to give credit.

I will definitly be using this artifact in my graphics and video game design courses. Currently a lot of what we use falls under the fair use rules but there is also a lot that do not and we do wrong. I appreciate learning about this topic and I believe my students will too.

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Posted in 1.1 Creating, 1.2 Using, 1.5 Ethics, 2.1 Creating, 2.5 Ethics, 3.5 Ethics, 3.6 Diversity of Learners, 4.5 Ethics

Web Accessibility

For this EDTECH502 assignment, we were tasked with researching and creating a web page about web accessibility. This is an area of web development that I am passionate about. While I have compassion and understanding for those with disabilities, my passion is more on the development side. Having worked for years with some of the top web developers in the area, I was frequently surprised at how NON-compliant the code would be. It is often easier and quicker to cut corners and skip accessibility guidelines but in my opinion, that just makes your code sloppy and unprofessional.

The assignment was pretty straightforward. For the HTML portion of the lesson, we worked on links, both external and internal as well as the CSS styling of links. Of course I put just a smidgin extra in and built a CSS nav.. but it was truly just a smidgin.

You can check out my web accessibility page here.