And knowing about 'fair use'
Fair dealing provides some access to copy written works for educational purposes. Teachers need to be aware of the affordances and restrictions found in the 'fair dealing guidelines'. This one-page poster provides a snapshot of what is and is not permitted under fair dealing guidelines.
With changes to copyright legislation, accessing and using internet materials is also changing. Find out more about your rights and your limits under these new laws: Teachers' use of Internet materials in the classroom.
So does knowing about 'creative commons'
Authorship and the Internet:
With the application of Web 2.0 tools, anyone can become an author. Your creative ‘work’ can be published for a world wide audience in minutes. The challenge for teachers and students, is determining what is R.E.A.L. – reliable, effective, authentic and legitimate. There are available tools to apply to web publications to ‘put them to the test’. Putting these tools in the hands of students helps them become critical consumers and producers of web content.
Learn more about Creative Commons Licensing with this info graphic - understand how you and your students can access, create and publish using your own material or items created by others.
You can choose to license your work under a creative commons license OR under a copyright license - be aware of how to do this to ensure it is done within current structures.