Websites & Social Media
This office oversees online and multimedia services, SCETV services, and instructional support for school library media centers. Online services include administration of the district website and twenty school websites (www.kcsdschools.net), and the KCSD presence on Facebook, Twitter, Wordpress, and YouTube, as well as administration and support training for BlackBoard's SchoolWires. Multimedia services include video and online media production and assistance with video distribution systems and local video production systems. Support for school library media centers includes supervision of school library media specialists, administration of Follett Destiny, administration of StreamlineSC, and support training for other SCETV services and copyright.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I find official KCSD sites on Social Media?
- District & School Websites - www.kcsdschools.net
- KCSD on Facebook - facebook.com/KershawCountySchoolDistrict
- KCSD on Twitter - twitter.com/kcsdschools
- KCSD on YouTube - youtube.com/kcsdschools
Where can I get assistance with a copyright question?
There are several great resources online for teacher & staff copyright questions. The US Copyright Office's Fair Use section gives an offical overview of "fair use" rights. Technology & Learning's Copyright & Fair Use Guideline's for Teachers has an excellent reference chart for teachers. The Library of Congress' Copyright & Primary Resources site also contains excellent classroom examples of copyright in action in the classroom. Movie Licensing USA's Understanding Copyright is also a nice resource.
What do I need to consider before I show a DVD/video/movie/streamling media in my classroom?
All use of media (DVD/video/movie/streaming media) should follow your school's approval policy (usually your principal's approval), follow copyright guidelines, and be noted in your lesson plans. Any media purchased by your school under an Educational License should meet copyright guidelines. Videos from ETV's StreamlineSC (Discovery Education) are SCDOE approved and follow copyright guidelines, so these are terrific resources for classrooms. The district also has a public performance license for Movie Licensing USA, which allows for movies covered under the license to be viewed - but make sure that use of these movies meet your school's approval policy. Questions should be directed to your school's librarian.
Also, please make sure you are familiar with Board School Policy (EGAD-R) - Teachers must be aware of the ratings assigned to a video by the Motion Picture Association of America. School personnel are prohibited from showing or causing to be shown a video rated by the Motion Picture Association of America as R, X, or NC-17 to students. Videos rated PG-13 are permitted to be shown in grades 7 through 12 only.