So does this sound like something that could get the teen and tween comics fans you know into nonfiction? Sure it does.
On January 11, a young computer programmer and internet activist named Aaron Swartz was found dead of an apparent suicide. For those not familiar with him, Swartz, just 26 at his death, was involved in a huge array of groundbreaking information tools, such as RSS (which he helped design), Reddit, the Open Library, and the [...]
Earlier this month, Prince George’s County (MD) Board of Education made waves when it proposed a copyright policy that aimed to grant the district sweeping copyrights to works produced by staff and students, including lesson plans and digital apps. The proposal reignited widespread debate about the fairness of copyright guidelines in the K–12 arena. We caught up with Carrie Russell, the ALA’s copyright expert, to learn how educators can help preserve the rights of content creators in their own districts.