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Primer on Copyright Law and Fair Use

In this narrated slideshow, attorney Melissa M. McGann explains just what copyright is and how to determine if a use of a copyrighted work is fair use or not. Part of TICAL's Legal Issues series.



Turnitin is a fee-based online writing resource for educators and students. Students upload writing assignments for various kinds of review, feedback, and evaluation. One intriguing feature of the service is that it seeks to discourage plagiarism by comparing student papers for original content.

This site is designed to provide the latest information on online plagiarism and help maintain academic integrity in our schools. With Research Resources, teachers have access to suggestions for integrating plagiarism education into lesson plans, tips for creating assignments that discourage plagiarism and encourage original thinking, and help with identifying different types of plagiarism, in particular plagiarism from the Internet.


Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization Act (TEACH)

Concerned about copyright violations in your distance learning program? Here's a summary of the TEACH Act provided by the American Library Association. You'll find an excellent breakdown of the elements of the law and the requirements of learning institutions to take advantage of the law to be able to use copyrighted material in distance education without permission from the copyright owner and without paying royalties.


Technology Counts 2005, Electronic Transfer: Moving Technology Dollars in New Directions

This is the 8th annual Technology Counts report, released by Education Week. This report examines how policy shifts within federal, state, and local agencies, along with changing economic times are impacting technology use in schools. For example, the report explores the increased emphasis on data-management technologies. While the copyright date is 2005, administrators will still find it worth their while to review sections related to policy.


Technology Planning Legislation CA Ed Code Section 51871.5

Technology planning processes are continuing to change as the internet develops. Cyber safety and other ethical issues regarding the proper use of technology is at the forefront of education. Section 51871.5 in the California Education Code has been amended by AB 307, which is also referred to as the Chavez bill. Any school in the state of California can apply for technology related grants if they have a current technology plan. Due to AB 307, all technology plans must have a component to educate pupils and teachers on the appropriate and ethical use of information technology in the classroom. This link will take you to what the California Education Code currently says about technology planning practices.


Resources for Parents on Digital Citizenship

Michael Simkins created this Diigo list of digital citizenship resources for parents. Topics include cybersafety, cyberbullying, copyright, presentations to use in parent group meetings, and a suggested "family contract."


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