Copyright – Respect Digital Property
In my previous Google Basics Series- Teaching Kids to Use Images, I have a post devoted to explaining Copyright and Fair Use in a way that our “Little Techies” can understand, including four basic skills necessary when using images for digital projects:
Skill #6 – Copyright & Respecting Digital Property
Four Important Image Skills
- Find & Insert Copyright Safe Images
- Saving Images from websites to Docs & Slides- Where Do they go?
- Editing Images
- Sharing Images
Helpful Vocabulary Regarding Copyright
“Give credit to the owner or use only part of it to create your own”
Copyright LAW- The person that created an image is the only one that can use it unless they give permission to another person to use it.
Fair Use- You can use a small part of an image and add your own work to it to make it unique.
Attribution- Tell who the owner is, give “Credit” to the creator
Creative Commons– Ways the Creator is willing to share.
What Can Kids Do To Find Safe Images?
1. From inside Slides, use the “Insert” tool or the explore tab which guarantees that the images are free from copyright restrictions.
2. Go to another site to find images to save to Drive.
- Creative Commons Image Search Engine
- Photosforclass -photo attribution needed because not CC
- Pixabay No attribution needed since Creative Commons
- Safe Search Kids
- Kiddle- Google’s Safe Visual Search Engine
3. From the Google Search page, use the tabs- “Images”- “Tools” and “Image Rights” to filter images to use.
4. Create your own images in Google Drawings!
In my slides that I personally use to teach my kids: “Google Basics For Kids- Working With Images” I have included videos like this to help teach my kids to understand Copyright & Fair Use:
Common Sense Media Video
At the end of this Digital Citizenship mini-series, I will offer you my complete set of Digital Citizenship & Online Safety for $14.95 that includes a Google Form at the end to check students’ understanding (Still in Progress) compiled from this Digital Citizenship series to teach your kids the basics of Online Safety. They should be available just in time for the beginning of the school year or soon after. My slides are a culmination of personal experience, real-life scenarios and information I learned while pursuing my Google Educator Training. These lessons break procedures down into the best basic-bite-sized pieces, offering you kid-friendly language, all the extras like videos, links and even the images you see throughout this series so that you may easily use the slides in your classroom and learn alongside your students.
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