I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty confused about copyright issues, and what students can and cannot legally do with images, videos, music, and audio in their online projects.
So I sent out a “tweet” on Twitter asking for what people thought were the most simple and accessible resources out there for teachers to learn more about this issue, and within thirty minutes received a wealth of links. I decided it was worth creating an other “The Best…” list.
I’ve divided this list into ones for teachers and ones for students. However, I gotta’ say that I personally gained a clearer understanding of copyright issues from some of the student links.
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Here are my Personal Learning Network’s choices for The Best Resources To Learn About Copyright Issues (though I have ranked them all by preference, I have listed my favorite at the top of each category):
Stacy also suggested a site titled Taking the Mystery Out of copyright and fair use guidelines (not to be confused with a similar sounding site for students) and a resource from Temple University.
Copyright And Fair Use: Guidelines For Teachers is a very simple, and very good, one page PDF document.
The Classroom Copyright Chart shares copyright and fair use guidelines for teachers.
Creative Commons: What Every Educator Needs to Know is the title of a great post at Langwitches. It contains several excellent resources.
The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons is a must-read post by Ronnie Burt over at The Edublogger.
Long-Awaited Ruling in Copyright Case Mostly Favors Georgia State U. is pretty interesting.
The Copyright Genie is pretty cool.
Using Digital Images: An Educators Guide is a useful post.
How to Identify Mysterious Images Online is from MindShift.
Thanks to everybody who sent-in links!
Feel free to contribute additional suggestions.