Auditoriums and assembly halls in Delhi schools will be allowed to be used for training and meeting purposes but physical teaching and learning will continue to remain suspended, stated a Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA). The order issued by DDMA on Saturday said that the auditoriums and assembly halls in schools and educational institutions can be used for training and meeting purposes with a 50 per cent seating capacity limit. All schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions will remain closed and online or distance learning will be permitted, said the order.
Other prohibited activities and services include cinema halls, multiplexes, spas, theatres, entertainment parks, political, social, cultural festivals and such other gatherings. These were banned with the imposition of lockdown in Delhi on April 19 due to surging COVID infections. Public transport, including Delhi Metro, will continue to operate with 50 per cent seating capacity. DTC and cluster buses will also run with 50 per cent seating capacity, the order stated.
Baz Luhrmann says biopic won’t lionise KingNext summer the long-awaited Elvis Presley biopic from Moulin Rouge! director Baz Luhrmann hits cinemas. The filmmaker began his creative journey on the film with 18 months spent in an office barn at The King’s home of Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. There he had access to the Presley archives to research the movie before shooting in his native Australia with Austin Butler as Elvis and Tom Hanks as The Colonel.
Since filming on the Elvis movie has wrapped, Baz has been busy in post-production, editing the film in a theatre modelled on The King’s Hilton suite during his Las Vegas residency.
Several films as educational materials that will be released in 2021 to be precise in Oktober, after a long wait for cinemas to open, finally Venom 2 film completo has been released and you can watch as you please. But there are other highlights like Baby Boss 2 film completo will only air on Italy and La Scuola Cattolica film completo set its debut with much-admired buzz.
Another interesting thing came from Con tutto il cuore film completo which is a film from the Italy that managed to get a lot of cinema tickets, wow that’s amazing isn’t it? Of course this beats the Salvatore – Il Calzolaio dei Sogni film completo which previously held the record. Eits don’t be happy just yet! It turned out to be in Venom 2 stream dansk and No Time to Die stream dansk which first debuted in Denmark.
Speaking with the Australian Financial Review, the 58-year-old said he never knows if he’s happy with his films, but said confidently he has no doubt in the quality of the performances by his two leads to carry the story.
What is Copyright?
According to copyright.gov, copyright is “a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression.” Tangible media that can be protected through a copyright include songs, movies, books and artwork. Since copyrighted works are protected, they often require special permission or licensing for use with groups, including classrooms.
What is Fair Use?
Fair use permits the unlicensed use of copyright-protected works in certain circumstances. Teaching is an activity that qualifies as fair use. When determining fair use, four factors should be considered,
- the purpose and character of the use;
- the nature of the copyrighted work;
- the amount and substantiality of the portion use in relation to the whole work; and
- the effect of the use upon the potential market.
So where does that Netflix documentary, the Disney movie, those workbook copies and my only copy of “Harry Potter” fall with fair use? Here’s where things can get a bit tricky.
Printed materials, like books and articles, do fall under fair use in some cases—but this can be flexible. There is no hard-and-fast rule, although some districts may set specific guidelines of their own. For example, some might let you make multiple copies of an article or story less than 2,500 words. But this isn’t law—just an interpretation. (As a side note, consumables or workbooks do not fall under fair use. Making copies from a single workbook is not covered by fair use.)
Making worksheet copies is easy, but it’s not the only option. There are several resources out there to ensure learning and understanding without a worksheet. If you have a document camera or interactive board, put them to use! These two devices allow students to see the worksheet or text, but the interaction is centered on the board or the classroom discussion, instead of the individual student. You could also amp up the DOK (depth of knowledge). For example, instead of completing a worksheet on graphs, have students collect data, analyze the results and create their own graphs. Students can also create a graphic organizer to compare and contrast two books.
G-Suite tools like Drawing, Slides and Sites are great resources students can use to showcase their knowledge. And use digital tools to their full potential: Students can do so much more with them than just fill out a worksheet.
Check out books, including “Ditch the Textbook” by Matt Miller, the “Hacking Learning” series and “Teach Like a Pirate,” by Dave Burgess for more ways you can stop making copies of worksheets and make learning interactive.
When it comes to printed materials, like books and magazines, you may want to dive into DonorsChoose, which connects classroom projects with donors. Company partners like Chevron, Google and Sonic along with individual donors help support teacher projects all over the United States. As a classroom teacher, one of my first DonorsChoose projects was for a class set of “Magic Tree House” books.
Can You Show That Video?
The right to show video in the classroom doesn’t rely on fair use. In fact, there is a separate part of copyright law that lets teachers show video in class. However, consider these four points. You can show video:
- During face-to-face teaching
- When viewed in a classroom or other place of instruction
- With a lawfully made copy
- As a regular part of instruction and directly related to content being taught
If your district pays for a subscription to a multimedia resource like Learn360 or Discovery Education, then that should be your first stop for finding videos to use.
So what about Netflix? At first glance it seems like it would be OK, but a teacher wanting to show a Netflix movie would have to log into Netflix using a personal account. The user agreement the individual agreed to when he or she created the Netflix account prohibits showing movies in a public venue, which may be a contract violation. (However, Netflix does permit the showing of some documentaries in class.)
Don’t let that discourage you. Ask your media specialist about whether or not your school or district has public performance rights to show videos outside of class and in public settings for non-teaching reasons (like the last day of school). If not, you want to ask your media specialist to look into gaining those rights.