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Try Prolific Labs’ new, free tool! By treating the practice of quoting as a simple series of questions, QIWM turns a potentially mystifying compositional move into an easy-to-practice routine. Watch our video to see how QuoteItWith.Me’s idea, that “to quote is to question,” helps writers stop plagiarizing their sources, and start analyzing them instead.

Assignment Suggestion Have students visit QuoteItWith.Me and frame a dozen quotations from different sources. Through simple practice—guided by QIWM—students perform, repeat, and learn the steps necessary to correctly introduce and attribute quotations.quotations. QuoteItWith.me starts with a friendly request to paste in a quote. This means answering the simple questions that build a citation: who said it, where, when? The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons. The Edublogs support team regularly receives complaints and official requests to remove copyrighted content that users have placed on blogs.

The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons

The legal jargon with respect to digital copyrights can be confusing – especially since different countries have their own laws and regulations. Understanding digital copyright is an essential skill we need to understand and teach our students. With this post, we hope to dispel a few myths and pull together a complete list of resources for teachers and students to use when blogging and working with content online. Rule 1: You Can’t Use Everything You Find On the Web This may seem obvious, but judging by the notices we have received, many teachers (and especially students) are under the impression that if it is on the web, then it is up for grabs.

If you and your students keep rule 1 in mind, then everything else should be fine. 8 infographics about public domain and copyright. This collection of infographics will let you learn about the current state of copyright law.

8 infographics about public domain and copyright

The internet, especially now, in its social media phase, forces copyright laws to meet the evolving habits and expectations of internet users. What’s the best solution that could satisfy both sides: the copyright holder, and the user? The extremes are out of the equation. One extreme is the copyright law in an understanding from 100 years ago. The other is unlimited access and sharing of the somebody else’s intellectual property. Everyone should be given the freedom to learn. The goal is clear, but the rules are unclear. What do the four fair use factors mean? – Help Center. A Fair(y) Use Tale. So… You Want (Have) To Create Something? Image licensed under Creative Commons by Nancy Sims – No doubt, the issue of copyright in the age of CREATING is of utmost importance.

So… You Want (Have) To Create Something?

Where can you get the images, audio and video you need in order to create and remix for projects, homework and your own interests and passions? Step1: Become aware and understand different copyright licenses. Step 2: What is Creative Commons? (from CreativeCommons.org ) How to Identify Mysterious Images Online. Can’t figure out the source of an image you found online?

How to Identify Mysterious Images Online

There’s an easy trick you might not know about — and it’s an essential tool for citing sources. Students who find images they want to use in projects need to follow the appropriate rules of citation: state the title and the original source. But with so much misinformation and mis-attribution online, students might either change the research topic to avoid the problem altogether or simply cite the source poorly. Take, for example, a student wanting to use this image (above) labeled as a cartoon by Rube Goldberg. Since he wants to use it in a project, he must find the original source of the image, but when he tries looking through Rube Goldberg’s illustrations of absurd, overly-complex machines, the artistic style looks different.

But there’s a Google tool that allows him to use an image as a search term. Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright. Skip navigation Library of Congress Teachers Suggestions enabled.

Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright

The Library of Congress > Teachers > Classroom Materials > Presentations and Activities > Copyright Print Subscribe Share/Save Give Feedback. Kirby Ferguson: Embrace the remix. Creative Commons licences explained. Where's The Fair Use? - Nostalgia Critic. Copyright kids. Youtube Copyright Center. Columbia University Libraries. A Visual Guide To Creative Commons Licensing. A Visual Guide To Creative Commons Licensing Creative Commons licensing was one of the best things that ever happened to the internet.

A Visual Guide To Creative Commons Licensing

Where once the internet was an untamed beast overran by plagiarism, non-attributed image theft, copyright confusion, and super shaky sense of who owns what–well, really that hasn’t changed for most. But for those paying attention, Creative Commons licensing offers an oasis of both simple rules and a communal framework that allows both media publishers and media consumers the ability to be on the same page. This is especially important in education, where teachers and students take to the internet daily to find, curate, publish and share every form of digital media. Often teachers end up in 1 of 2 camps: 1. 2. With this context in mind, the following graphic from foter.com does an excellent job of putting all of the need-to-know information in one very visual package that’s easily shared and saved. Copyright Law and Ethics. Copyright and legal issues The Arts Law Centre of Australia and the Australian Copyright Council provides up-to-date resources that cover many of the issues faced by filmmakers.

Copyright Law and Ethics

Copyright law provides that any content used as part of a production must be wholly created by the maker of the film - it should be new and original work. Otherwise written permission must be sought from the copyright-holder agreeing for their work to be included in the production. All communication with copyright holders must makethe outcomes of the work clear, and where it will be seen. This affects what rights are required and what fees may be charged. Some key legal issues Sound and music - You may have bought a CD or paid for some music online.

Plagiarism.org. Interactive Graphic about Copyright. Today we are adding this wonderful resource from Cyberbee.

Interactive Graphic about Copyright

Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines. Frequently Asked Questions about Copyright and Fair Use. What is fair use?

Frequently Asked Questions about Copyright and Fair Use

The Copyright Act gives copyright holders the exclusive right to reproduce works for a limited time period. Fair use is a limitation on this right. Fair use allows people other than the copyright owner to copy part or, in some circumstances, all of a copyrighted work, even where the copyright holder has not given permission or objects. How does fair use fit with copyright law?

Copyright law embodies a bargain. However, copyright law does not give copyright holders complete control of their works. By carving out a space for creative uses of music, literature, movies, and so on, even while the works are protected by copyright, fair use helps to reduce a tension between copyright law and the First Amendment's guarantee of freedom of expression. Britannica - Study Guide. As you begin to work on more research papers and evidence-based projects, you will find that providing citations for all of the research you use will be a required part of your work to help you ensure academic honesty. We’ve put together a collection of activities to help you gain some valuable citation skills. In our Activity Centre you will find activities and information about how to identify plagiarism so you can prevent it, how to paraphrase information and how to accurately cite research. Our activities are based on the Britannica article “Climate” and use the information within the article to show you how to use your research and information.

You’ll also find some fun activities like a crossword puzzle, word search and quiz. We’re planning to produce these Guides on a quarterly basis so if there are any specific topics or subject matters that you would like to see covered, please don’t hesitate to let us know. Copyright resources for teachers. Creative Commons.