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4 Sharing a resource

In this section you will select a resource and upload it onto the TES Connect website. This resource may be one that you create afresh for this unit, one you have already created or one which you adapt for the purpose of sharing.

Activity 12

Timing: 20 minutes

Watch again this video featuring Kayleigh talking about how she goes about selecting and sharing one of her own resources.

What are the stages in this process?

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Answer

You may have identified, among others, the stages of selecting the resource, reformatting and adapting it, uploading it onto the website and entering metadata and tags. Metadata and tags are the data that describe it and include such things as target age range, subject, topic, etc. You will also have noticed that Kayleigh talks about the importance of copyright and ensuring that, in this respect, the resource is sharable.

Activity 13

Timing: 10 minutes

1. Before uploading a resource to share with others it is important to check that it may legally be shared because:

a. 

a. Some resources may have been produced by a third party who owns the copyright, which prevents it from being shared.


b. 

b. No images can be uploaded to a website without checking with the person who took the image.


c. 

c. The website will be held responsible for material that has not been cleared for sharing.


The correct answer is a.

a. 

Correct


2. If an image or other material is marked ‘Creative Commons licensed’ then it may be freely shared.

a. 

a. False


b. 

b. True


The correct answer is a.

a. 

Correct


3. When uploading a resource you should think about how accessible it is to others. This means:

a. 

a. You should be careful to avoid colours, colour combinations and font styles and sizes that some people may find hard to read.


b. 

b. You should be careful to make sure that the file size is not too large.


c. 

c. You should only upload files in particular formats.


The correct answer is a.

a. 

Correct


4. When uploading a resource you should make sure that:

a. 

a. It uses a commonly used file format and is not too large.


b. 

b. It uses a commonly used file format but its file size is unimportant with modern network communications.


c. 

c. It can use any file format as converters are readily available but it should not be too large.


The correct answer is a.

a. 

Correct. Both file format and file size are important considerations.


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