Tech Tip Tuesday Edition 3

MSD 25 Instructional Technology Team

Leave Voice Notes for Students & Allow Students to Give Verbal Answers with Mote!

Saving you time and building relationships with fast, friendly voice notes & feedback, the Mote Extension will change how you interact with students and how they can interact with your content. Watch below to learn how this simple tool can help you in your classroom. Add the Mote Extension today!
Mote: Getting Started

View the October PD Calendar!

The Staff Professional Development Course offerings will now be available on the MSD website for your planning purposes. Click on the link below.

October PD Calendar

***NOTE: Wednesday morning trainings will now be offered from 7:20-8:20am to accommodate those with morning staff meetings*** This time change begins Wednesday, October 20th.

Image Searching: What are Creative Commons and Why Students Need to Know

Digital images are everywhere, and students have become accustomed to clicking "search" and simply using any image they find to enhance a project or assignment. However, due to copyright restrictions, not all images are licensable for student use. So how do we help students navigate the vast expanse of media they need to sort through?

Google has now made it easier than ever to search for images licensed as Creative Commons. Creative Commons are a set of various licenses that allow people to share their copyrighted work to be copied, edited, built upon, etc., while retaining the copyright to the original work. According to

  • Over half a billion CC-licensed works exist free for teachers and students to use.
  • Many of these works are educational resources that have been licensed by teachers, educational organizations, schools, and even the government.
  • Common Sense Media encourages teachers to use the TASL acronym when teaching students how to attribute the work when citing their source.
  • TASL stands for Title, Author, Source, and License.

See the video below to learn how to use the new Google image search options.

New Google Image Search Options

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