One of the key components of Digital Literacy is understanding the concept of copyright (protected physical and intellectual material) and Fair Use (limited exceptions granted to educational environments). This is a notoriously gray area in the online world. I addressed this concept in my article, “How to Find License Free Content for School Projects.” Additionally, I try to build digital literacy (including copyright issues) into my broader instructional framework. You can see an example of this in my recent article, “Student Documentaries in History Class.”
Edutopia addresses this issue in their 5 minute video collection, “Copyright and Faire Use for Educators.” This assemblage addresses concerns across grade levels and subject matter. If you would like to see an example of one of these videos, checkout Copyright on Campus’ video below:
To learn more, be sure to visit Edutopia!