Copyright & Bibliographic Referencing
General Copyright Information
Teaching Copyright and Fair Use
Whose Is It, Anyway?
Aimed at 3rd-5th graders, this is an online lesson plan from Common Sense Media concerning plagiarism .
This free online curriculum helps educators raise interesting questions about copyright, technology, and law.
Teaching Kids about Copyright and Piracy
From Common Sense Media, and advice video about how to educate students about both the legal and ethical reasons for respecting other people's creative work.
Finding Images & Photos
Photos for Class
A website to access safe images that are available to be used in the classroom and for educational purposes. Also provides automatic citation of copyrighted images.
an image search website that generates the html code in a separate box for students to copy/paste into online project.
Bibiliography & Citation Tools
Bibliography Example Chart
Examples of the most common types of citations.
Free site best for students who are new to citing sources in MLA format.
Free site that creates citations in APA, MLA, Chicago, and Harvard formats.
Works can be cited in APA, MLA, and Chicago style. Best for students who are first-time bibliography writers.
This site offers citation help on referencing video clips, maps, musical scores, and nearly everything else. Students can create citations in MLA, APA, and Chicago style for free and then paste those into their documents. NoodleTools is best for students needing to cite unconventional sources.
Introduction to Digital Citizenship
Digital Citizenship is a concept which helps teachers, technology leaders and parents to understand what students/children/technology users should know to use technology appropriately.
Digital Literacy Resources
Tools for Teaching Digital Literacy
Searching is the essential 21st century skill. Developing search literacy in students should be the priority of our education. Teachers and students need the ability, search tools and strategies to effectively mine for information, evaluate and validate information.
Social Networking and Communications
Social networking : Groups of people with common interests, or like-minds, associate together on social-networking sites and build relationships through community. An act of engagement.
Social media: A way to transmit or share information with a broad audience. Everyone has the opportunity to create and distribute. All that is really needed is an internet connection! YouTube is a good example.
Web 2.0 tools : A term associated with web applications that facilitate participatory information sharing, user-centred activity and collaboration on the Internet.
Characteristics of Web 2.0
- Web-based applications can be accessed from anywhere.
- Simple applications solve specific problems.
- Value lies in content, not the technology used to display it.
- Data can be readily shared.
- Distribution is bottom-up, not top-down.
- Students and educators can access and use tools on their own.
- Social tools encourage people to create, collaborate, edit, categorize, exchange and promote information.
- Networking is encouraged; the more people who contribute, the better the content gets.
(From Using Web 2.0 and Social Networking Tools in the K-12
Manage and Organize