Project Title: Copyright and Creative Commons

Standards Met:

NETS

5A Advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology

IGCSE ICT Learning Outcomes

6A Explain what is meant by software copyright

Enduring Understanding:

To have an understanding of copyright and Creative Commons - what they are, how they protect our works and, for reuse, what the procedures are for each.

Essential Questions:

  • How do I go about ethically using the work of somebody else?
  • How do I go about protecting my own work from improper use?
  • What is Creative Commons and how does it work?

N.B. I intend to sequence this unit after the unit The Effects of Using ICT and thus am assuming students have already set up their own blogs and RSS readers.

GRASPS Task:

Goal:

By the end of each cycle for four cycles, you will need to write a blog post on a given topic or question relating to copyright and/or Creative Commons. You will also be required to write a comment each cycle on a blog post of one of your peers.

Role and Situation:

You are a grade ten student eager to learn about copyright and Creative Commons through your own learning network.

Audience:

The target audience in the short term is your peers and teacher. However, later this may grow to include other members of your learning network, friends and even family.

Product:

In order to have an understanding of copyright and Creative Commons, you will add to your learning network four blog posts that discuss a range of questions on the topics.

Six Facets of Understanding:

A student who really understands can...

Explain:

Explain copyright and Creative Commons through a series of blog posts.

Interpret:

Write a ‘biography’ of the development of Creative Commons.

Apply:

Embed media that have been licensed for reuse into blog posts - not forgetting to acknowledge the creators.

Have perspective:

Recognise the advantages and disadvantages in current copyright law and echo this in a blog post.

Empathize:

Have self-knowledge: