Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Now on that same page on Scholastic's website www.scholastic.com/librarians/ab/booktalks.htm , they also have video booktalks. I could show my students the video booktalks. Again though we have to think about copyrights. On their website Scholastic says "Now you can watch quick video versions of booktalks performed by Scholastic staff members. They're a fun, visual way to get your students excited about reading." Do these sentences give us permission to show the video booktalks to our students? What do you think? Although the video booktalks are listed on the same page as the booktalks we are able to use in our presentations, the permission given for those booktalks only include our "live verbal presentation". As far as acknowledgement, Scholastic has their name above the video, shown several times during the video, and has copyright information near the video screen so they would definitely be getting acknowledgement for the video. Scholastic doesn't say you are free to show these video booktalks to your students. However does Scholastic give us enough information that we can assume it is ok to use them with our students? They do say "They're a fun, visual way to get your students excited about reading." To me that implies that Scholastic wants us to show them to our students.