Copyright 101 for Educators

How do you know if you are already plagiarizing a work? Is it alright to make use of copyrighted materials for a classroom project or presentation? Do you always have to ask permission from the author/s of a resource whenever you need them for school work?

Below are some articles that may help you further understand this concern about copyright and education.

Copyright 101 for Educators (from School Library Journal, 12/01/08)

The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education (from American University Center for Social Media)

IMPORTANT NOTE: There are limitations in using copyrighted materials even in school. It’s always advisable to CITE YOUR SOURCES properly. Practice respect, honesty and responsibility.


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