Media Literacy

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The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education

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Jessica Coates, Queensland University – Slideshow

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Top 10 Sites for Brainstorming/Mind Mapping

1. Slick Plan – What’s not to like? Easy to use, create beautiful flow charts, then embed to a site.
2. Thinklinkr – Real-time collaborative site where users brain storm and create a mind map.
3. Webspiration – The popular desktop application is now the web… nuff said.
4. Diagrammr– Quite simply the easiest mind mapping site to use, no registration is necessary, then share the URL w/ others.
5. Imagination Cubed– Nice looking site that is ideal for the electronic whiteboards w/ the ability to draw your own mind maps.
6. Edistorm– Real-Time mind mapping w/ sticky notes.
7. Education Eye– A great way to brainstorm w/ this innovative search engine.
8. Mind42– Nice collaborative mind mapping site that is easy to use.
9. Mindmeister– Beautiful looking mind mapping site w/ the ability to embed into a site.
10. Mindomo– One of the most detailed mind mapping sites w/ lots of web 2.0 features, such as sharing, commenting, etc.

Top 10 Sites for Creating Digital Art

1.  Art Pad – A great painting site that records a picture while it’s created to create a time lapse effect.
2.  Slimber – An excellent site for drawing & painting with some beautiful examples.
3.  Bomomo – A fun site where users can create unique pictures with different templates (ie, Pixie).
4.  Doink – A great site for creating animated art with a Web 2.0 flare.
5.  Odosketch – A wonderful site for creating beautiful sketches with colored pencils.
6.  Sketchpad – Create excellent paintings and drawings with this cool site. Many styles, effects and gradients for users to choose.
7.  Sumo Paint – One of the most popular digital art creators on the web, very similar to Photoshop.
8.  Live Brush – A wonderful free application that lets users create some beautiful designs. Includes a gallery of examples to view, too.
9.  Crayola Digi-Color A very user friendly site for kids.
10.  Voice Draw – A unique site that lets users create art with their voice/sound.

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