Classroom Technology Rules and Copyright Rules:


What is copyright and Fair use?  These terms should be examined together in order to have a clear understanding of what they mean. Most students have heard the teacher mention the word plagarism. According to (2016),  plagarism is the illegal use of someone else's intellectual property or the expression of their original ideas without prior permission. Since a great deal of the students' learning may involve using the internet which may tempt some students to copy and paste material or post it on the internet as part of their own research.  Teachers want to make sure that students are not only familiar with plagarism but also the terms copyright, and Fair use.

According to, copyright is the exclusive right to make copies, license, and otherwise exploit a literary, musical, or artistic work, whether printed, audio, video, etc.: works granted such right by law on or after January 1, 1978, are protected for the lifetime of the author or creator and for a period of 70 years after his or her death.  If you are to use the works of others always give credit and acquire permissions if needed. Don't worry there are certain guidelines that will require you to use the works of others without acquiring permission.  It is called Fair use.  According to Purdue University,  there is an exception to acquiring permission when using the copyrighted works of others if certain guidelines are met.  Watch the video on Copyright and Fair use for a better understanding of how the terms Copyright and Fair use are related.

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Don't forget to copyright your own work, as well!

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 Classroom Technology Rules for Cellphones



Establish a routine and go over rules and the technology policy at the beginning of the year with your students.



Classroom Digital Rules