Can I use this picture?
Learning Objective: Students will learn that there are rules about using images in their work.
- access to devices
- access to Student’s Google Docs accounts
- Ask if anyone has taken a picture from the internet to use in their work? Ask them if we are allowed to copy and paste pictures we find online?
- Introduce the term copyright and explain that there are actually rules to using people’s images and that if we take a picture without someone’s permission it is like stealing
- Model for students how they can use the Google Docs “research tool” to find and cite images properly (Research Tool TUTORIAL)
- Have students open a Google Doc and practice inserting images using the research tool. Have them research images for a current topic they are working on in class. If they have time they can add text or captions to go with their images
- Leave some time at the end of the class to discuss any questions or comments the students may have. Ask if anyone feels like they know how to do this well and could be the class expert when other people need help with it. Creating a list or poster of tech experts that students can access is a good way to have students help each other when questions come up. You don’t always have to be the expert.
- Add the tutorial link on your class website or somewhere students can access the tutorial if they forget the steps
At Home Extension
- Have students ask their parents/families what they do when they want to use an image online. Do they know they cannot just take them without checking if they are allowed to? Challenge students and families to find any other ways they could use images in their work that is allowed and share them with the class.