Friday, February 1, 2013

Let's Teach Our Students About Copyright: 15 Sites Which Can Assist You

An important area for all teacher-librarians to cover is copyright law. Students (and teachers) are really not aware of what they can and can't do legally. I teach my students about plagiarism and copyright because they will be held accountable if they do not follow the law. This list has been added to the Teacher-Librarian page.
The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education- assists teachers in fair use doctrine; from the Center for Social Media

Copyright Advisory Network- "a way for librarians to learn about copyright and seek feedback and advice from fellow librarians and copyright specialists"


Copyright Basics- from Copyright Kids!


Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers- PDF document


Creative Commons- various sharing methods explained


Cyberbee- cute interactive for grades 4-9


Fair Use Evaluator-
"understand how to determine the "fairness" of a use under the U.S. Copyright Code."


Fair Use Wiki- the fair use clause explained


Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright- from the Library of Congress; interactive for kids in grades 4-8

Teaching Copyright
- Five 60-minute lessons


TeachersFirst Copyright and Fair Use Resources


United States Copyright Office- search records, register works



What is Copyright?- wiki managed by by teacher Mary Beth Hertz


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