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Mixing and mashing: How do your students manage copyright?

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Started by Enabling e-Learning 01 Aug 2011 1:08pm () Replies (13)

Here's a great resource from the National Library of NZ, partly in response to the Mix and Mash Competition, guiding teachers on how to support their students as they use digital content.

How do you support your students as they copy, paste, use and share? The teachable moment as they're going along? Deliberate teaching based on key competencies?

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  • Suzie Vesper (View all users posts) 24 Aug 2011 10:43am ()

    I think it is absolutely a time issue and a lack of confidence issue. Working with young kids too can make it challenging for them to keep track of where they got images from and to then properly attribute. We have the issue with the ESOL kids that I teach that it is difficult for them to go through the steps required. We create a bank of images for them that we have found using CC search engines and put the attribution details as comments under the images for them to copy and paste. However, even then, a lot of the kids don't want to stick with the images we collect and are putting in all kinds of things.

    We realised we had a problem in that the kids really just didn't understand the concept When we then got the first language support person to try and explain, she wasn't really able to because SHE didn't 'get it' either. We will still continue to expect that they will source images correctly though and have now added this as a requirement to their marking schedule for their next assignment.

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