Why it's important and how it applies to the classroom
Music teachers have to be especially careful with the following six areas:
reproducing, recording, preparing derivative works (such as a new arrangement), distribution, performance, and display.
typically a teacher needs to rely on the "fair use" guidelines to ensure they are not infringing on the law.
Videos and Pictures
When and how to use them legally
Images are a little tricky. Images (mostly found on google search) are often times copyrighted and not available to use for blogs or class websites. This rule changes when using images to teach. Again, it depends on the image and you must rely on the fair use guidelines.
one way to get around this is to find images that have a creative commons license. I use this website to find images!
Kindergarten copyright education
A great video I found to explain this to my class is:
All in all, educators have more flexible guidelines for copyright laws and it is best to double check your fair use guidelines before you use anything!