Appropriate Use for Teachers

It's not just for students anymore!

Essential Question

How can we lead by example by showing our students the appropriate ways online resources can be used?

ISTE NETS-T Standards Addressed

Standard 4: Teachers understand local and global societal issues and responsibilities in an evolving digital culture and exhibit legal and ethical behavior in their professional practices.
Standard 4a: Advocate, model, and teach safe, legal, and ethical use of digital information and technology, including respect for copyright, intellectual property, and the appropriate documentation of sources.

Pre-Assessment

Below is a link to a Google Document where you can write what you know (or think you know!) about fair use. Your responses will be anonymous unless you choose to write your name. Some people may feel like they're experts--others may feel like novices! But there's no judging here.


Part 1/3: Videos on Fair Use

These two videos will give you a great introduction to the types of fair use issues you are likely facing in your classroom.


Misconceptions Faculty have with Copyright and Fair Use
Copyright and Fair Use, as applied to Education & Teaching

Part 2/3: Readings on Fair Use

The official page from the government on fair use law and an interesting page from the Center for Social Media will provide you with basic information on fair use. Note that the second link mentions that fair use is a set of guidelines--it is not always cut and dry!

Part 3/3: Your Turn to Share!

Here is a link to a second Google Document--this time, tell us what you've learned in this lesson and share a resource you found about fair use with your colleagues! If you were one of the first to complete the document, come back in a day or so and see all the great resources!


Thanks for participating!