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Ethical Use of Information

Emily Clark 6/22/20

This is a list of resources for elementary-aged children on properly using digital information.

Copyright Facts for Kids

This is an article from an online encyclopedia for kids that explains copyright rules in a way that is easy to understand. This is a great introduction for learning about copyright laws. Use this when first starting to learn about giving credit to others, and as a refresher when creating new projects that use multiple resources to remind yourself how to give credit to the creators of those resources.

Copyright & Plagiarism for Kids

Here is a video that explains copyright, plagiarism, and how to give credit to others' work. This video explains what it means to cite sources and why that is important. Watch this video when you need a reminder of why it is important to tell where you got information, pictures, or any other work you are using.

Photos For Class - The quick and safe way to find and cite images for class!

This website allows students to search for images from the Creative Commons, but in a safe, age-appropriate environment. The Creative Commons has images that are free to use as long as credit is given to the creator, but the images aren't always kid-friendly, so this site takes care of that. Whenever you need a picture for a project, just type what you are looking for in the rectangle, click "Find Photos", and you will get some pictures that you can use.

Unsplash for Education

Unsplash is another way to search images that are free to use. The education collection has images that are safe for students. Use this as another resource to add free images to a project.

Royalty Free Music by Bensound | Stock Music

Just like pictures and information, music is another creative work that has to be cited when using it. This is a website full of music that is called "royalty-free", which means you are free to use it without worrying about breaking any laws. If you ever need some music for a project, this is a good place to start your search.

This is a wonderful infographic that gives ideas of places to search for works that you can use for free, without worrying about breaking copyright laws! There are ideas for pictures, music, and video clips. Use this whenever you need to add a little something extra to a project.

Citation for Beginners

This video goes into detail about how to make citations and give others credit for their work. It explains plagiarism, and then it shows different information you need to include when citing sources. Use this video for some easy suggestions on how to cite any work that you use!

Citation MachineĀ®: Format & Generate - APA, MLA, & Chicago

All the rules of how citations are supposed to look can be confusing! This website makes it easy. Just type in the resource you used, such as a website (you can even copy and paste the website address), pick the style of citation you need, add any missing information, and your citation will be created for you!

EasyBib: Free Bibliography Generator - MLA, APA, Chicago citation styles

This is another website that will create your citations for you. Again, just type in the type of citation you want and the title of the source you used. The citation will be created for you so you don't have to remember any complicated formatting rules!

Plagiarism Checker by Grammarly

When you type a research paper or a writing piece, this website will make sure you didn't plagiarize, or copy anyone's work. You can make sure you didn't break any rules before you turn in your paper.

Digizen - Kids

Here are lots of safe resources to help you learn how to be a digital citizen: how to use the internet safely, how to communicate nicely on the internet, and how to use online information correctly. Use this any time you just want to learn more about the right way to use technology!