Karen’s Mashups-Show 22-Poetry

April is poetry month, so we’re celebrating poetry in this show. Poetry is always a fun area to study because there is so much variety with something to please everyone.


Because so many schools enjoy creating podcasts and other multimedia presentations from poetry and other literature, I thought it would be a good time to do a quick review of copyright and to talk about Creative Commons.

Anything that under traditional copyright (which includes any created work, even if it doesn’t have a copyright notice and even if it’s on the Internet) is protected from reuse or distribution by others without express permission. All of the clips included in this podcast are used by permission of their creators.

Works that you can use without permission of the creator are those that are in the public domain (older works or ones created by the U.S. government) or those that are licensed under Creative Commons or other alternative license agreements. Creative Commons lets the creator keep copyright while giving others the rights to share it. The creator chooses what rights are shared. For example, a no derivatives license (CC-ND) means that the work can be used or redistributed but not changed. A share-alike license (CC-SA) means that the work can be reused or changed but that any resulting work must be shared under a similar license.

A great way to let others share in your work is to license your original writing, photos, or web site under a Creative Commons license. (Check out my Open Ed site for more information on this and lots of great open resources, including music, clip art, photos, video, and more.)

We also have a special offer from one of the contributors to this week’s shows. The recording of “Casey at the Bat” is from TeacherVision’s National Poetry Month podcasts. Please visit TeacherVision.com for more lessons, activities, printable books, and worksheets, and receive 25% off a one-year TeacherVision subscription when you use promotion code TVKMU.

Included in this show, by permission, are the following:

Excerpt from “Afternoon Memory” by Gary Soto from the Poetry Audio Archive of the Academy of American Poets at Poets.org

“Hoop Queens” by Charles R. Smith Jr. from the School Library Journal Poetry Podcast series

“A Fish in a Spaceship” by Kenn Nesbitt

Excerpt from “Casey at the Bat” by Ernest L. Thayer from the 2007 Poetry National Poetry Selections Podcast from TeacherVision

“The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost read by Seth Woodword from the Librivox poetry collection

Excerpt from “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe from the Classic Poetry Aloud podcast

Transition sound – Windchime by plaggah

Here are some more poetry resources that we weren’t able to include in this show:

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  1. April is Poetry month- a great poetry podcast for this week | Coelabr8 Teacher Blog Says:

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