There are many ways that students can find media to use without copyright infringement. Many apps have built-in images and music that are not copyrighted. If students want more choices, they can search for alternatives that creators have decided to share freely. They will be labeled with a Creative Commons designation. Look for the symbols which show if the work must be used in its original format or if it can modified. Also see if it can be used for commercial purposes as well as how to show attribution. Additionally, creative works once protected by copyright become part of the public domain after the copyright expires. This is why electronic versions of older works of literature can be legally downloaded for free. Barrington 220 also has a subscription to Britannica Image Quest to search for pictures. The login information for this database can be found on the Passwords page.
In most cases, print and media being used must be cited to give credit to the creator. A useful citation tool our students can use from elementary through high school is NoodleTools. NoodleTools is a comprehensive research management platform that helps students stay organized throughout the entire research process. This online tool provides three differentiated levels of support to generate accurate citations, take notes, create outlines, and collaborate with students and educators. NoodleTools can be accessed through the Elementary Launchpad, and students log in with their district Google accounts.
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