Copyright, copyleft & plagiarism
|Going beyond control, escape, delete|
|1. Defining digital citizenship||Primary | Intermediate | Secondary|
|2. Basic ICT skills||Primary | Intermediate | Secondary|
|3. Online safety, privacy and sharing||Primary | Intermediate | Secondary|
|4. Copyright, copyleft & plagiarism||Primary | Intermediate | Secondary|
|5. Online relationships||Primary | Intermediate | Secondary|
|6. Online research||Primary | Intermediate | Secondary|
|7. Critical thinking||Primary | Intermediate | Secondary|
|8. Honesty, integrity and ethical behaviour||Primary | Intermediate | Secondary|
|9. Developing portfolios||Primary | Intermediate | Secondary|
|10. Promoting digital citizenship||Primary | Intermediate | Secondary|
NetSafe Digital Citizenship Definition: uses and develops critical thinking skills in cyberspace
- Video introduction to copyright YouTube Copyright School
- Video introduction to Creative Commons Building on the Past and Creative Commons Kiwi
- Discuss with students that copying someone else’s text is just the same, and it’s called plagiarism.
It is ok, however, to reuse and build on their ideas when we credit where they came from. Using
techniques such as note taking, summarising and referencing makes this easier.
- For ideas and templates for notetaking
- Here’s a poster about avoiding plagiarism that might be useful to display for your students.
- You should always credit the original creator when you reuse their work. This guide from Creative
Commons Australia clearly outlines how to do that.
- Here's some help to apply Creative Commons licences to your own work.
Show some examples of digital content with their credit bars and licences and ask the students to say what they can do with it.
- Cheating Crisis in American Schools This story of plagiarism in the US gives the ‘plagiarism is caused by too much work’ angle from a few students.
- Excerpt from Lawrence Lessig’s The Future of Ideas
- Matt McGregor, Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand
- Dorothy Burt, Pt England School
- Esther Casey, National Library of New Zealand
- Free to Mix: An educator’s guide to reusing digital content, National Library, Services to Schools