An area that is often completely forgotten about or ignored when people are publishing to the web is copyright. This along with web ethics is something that you will need to ensure that you develop a strong awareness of so that you do not end up using material in contravention of copyright agreements. In doing this you can also ensure that the children that you teach are aware of this concept and the fact that they can’t just post copyrighted material on their public digital spaces – if the copyright information states that it is not to be used or if access/use has not been granted.
Some useful sites to help inform your use of digital content:
2. Creative Commons – what this type of licensing means
4. Edublogs: Images, copyright and Creative Commons
5. Finding Images: Advice from Blogging Bootcamp in Glow
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*If in doubt, use your own images and videos.