If you really want kids to understand copyright, get them to create

The children in my class are putting together an iBook using their photos from the trip from a few weeks ago.  As the children are choosing images to go with their writing several realise they haven’t taken images to help them tell their story.

But their friends do.

“Can I use your photo?”

In that minute, copyright comes alive. The creator is in the room, not some abstract person in a far away land. They will be angry if their images are used without permission.

By placing images of Flickr  the children are able to create, share and remix their learning easily.

If you want to get them to understand copyright, help the kids to become creators.

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