Just because something is available online does not mean that it is free to use however people want to use it. When students and teachers use resources that they find online for projects or assignments, they are likely using copyrighted materials. It is important for teachers to model using copyrighted materials in the appropriate way from a professional standpoint. It is also important for students to see how to use copyrighted materials in the right way. This can feel like a daunting task, but it can be made easier if you know the right tools to use. Participants in this session will learn about copyright, fair use, and creative commons, especially how they relate to using online resources. Using copyrighted materials also means understanding how to be respectful of copyright and intellectual property. Using tools already built into G Suite for Education applications as well as different extensions and add-ons will help make using copyrighted resources appropriately easy to do — for teachers as well as students. Using these tools will also help teachers work within Common Core standards and International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards.
By attending this session, attendees will be able to understand, follow, and explain the basics of copyright and use tools to make it easier to document the use of online copyrighted materials.