This post is part of the #EdublogsClub – a group of educators and edtech enthusiasts that blog around a common theme each week. Simply write a post and share it to join in, or sign up to receive email reminders of each new prompt.
Giveaways are always a people pleaser. Everyone loves free things. However, it’s often difficult for us to part with things that have meaning to us. In an increasingly competitive environment, sharing becomes something that seems against our best interests. As we teach our children information literacy skills, we teach them the value of thought as having monetary value. We also teach students the importance of citing ideas to avoid plagiarism. These two ideas are intertwined. Ownership of ideas matters but so does making sure others have access to those ideas. As educators, we need to remember that we are all in this together. Sharing isn’t just caring, it’s the way that we can help one another create best practices across our curriculums and countries. If we share our ideas and tell others that they can use them, we are helping each other be better teachers.
This brings us to our prompt…
Prompt: Write a post that includes a “giveaway,” whether that is a lesson, a PDF, or something else.
Just make sure it is something you’ve created (preferably) or something you have the copyrights to share 🙂
Some ideas to get you started:
- Write a post about the importance of sharing ideas to create better student outcomes for everyone.
- Discuss times when you felt you did not want to share your ideas and why “giving away” this one is important.
- Share a time someone used an idea without permission and why plagiarism in the real world matters.
- What value do ideas have and why does giving them credit matter?