Creative Credit & Copyright
What You Need to Know
What is the Issue?
Students may not be aware of what constitutes plagiarism. This is frequently seen by their actions of "copying and pasting" what they find online into their work. Also, students might not know about what constitutes piracy, such as illegally downloading music. Students need to be educated on what can be used online and how to properly cite what they use.
What do teachers need to know?
Resources for Canadian teachers:
What do students need to know?
The following process can help students develop good digital citizenship in the area of creative credit and copyright
- Students should be able to identify the author of the work and whether the author allows for the sharing of their work or if the student will need permission to do so.
- Students should understand that citing and giving credit for work is a sign of respect.
- Students should use an appropriate method of crediting work, preferably based on policies dictated by the teacher, school or copyright laws.
3. Add Value
- Students need to develop their voice by including their own thoughts and ideas with the ideas of the author.
- Students should learn to say ideas in their own words.
Top photo: thegoldguys.blogspot.com/
Left, Centre, and Right Photos: Creative Commons Canada from http://creativecommons.ca/en/licenses