This is where you'll find resources that relate to Digital literacy and Copyright material (reliable content, plagiarism) and Copyright (intellectual property, Creative Commons, peer to peer file sharing)

Make a Creative Commons presentation: This YouTube video outlines what Creative Commons is all about and uses a series of Comic images that are in the Public Domain (free of copyright) and available from the Creative Commons wiki You could watch the video and then take the original comic images to remake a own version of this is your own words, in your own way.

Or you could present information about about Digital citizenship and copyright using music and images from Creative Commons sources such as the ones below. Your presentation could be tagged with a Creative Commons license and uploaded to a site where others could use it too. You might like to build a library of CC content in your Ultranet space for others to benefit from.

Accessing Creative Commons Content

Remember when using Creative Commons materials, check the license and attribute the work where appropriate.

Creative Commons search

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Rather than using a standard Google Image search which indexes all images on the web, many of which are copyrighted, teach students to use one of the options below to help students locate Creative Commons materials.

Google Images Advanced Search



Flickr - search Creative Commons
Veezzle is a free stock photo search engine, so you can search and quickly find high quality free stock photos on the web. You can also register and be part of the community, share your photos, create collections etc. The photos sourced in Veezzle are made to be distributed over the Internet so you have the RIGHT to use them online or in your work.

RGB Stock - free stock photos
Lovely copyright free images for all occasions.

Free Digital Photos
Stunning CC (Creative Commons) images - free for use.

Flickr Storm
This allows you to do a search for creative common licensed images on Flickr and create a page with pictures on it. This could be a good option to collect legal images in one place for younger students to use. Older students can build their own page as they search for images.

Another great search option for Flickr Photos. Click on the box and then enter your search term to get images displayed that match that criteria with the most interesting pictures displayed first.


While this website is not a place to find Creative Common Flickr images, it is a great tool for generating a version of the image that contains the license and creator information for use on websites. Just put in the URL of a Flickr image and it generates the image and the code you need to add it to other websites.

More image banks:

Sounds and music

Browse by genre on this site.

Artists upload music to this site that is then made available for download using one of the six different Creative Commons licenses. You can search by artist, album, tag (genre), or type of Creative Commons license. This is very useful for finding backing music for podcasts or video projects.

Free Royalty Free Music Loops and Sound Effects

Free Royalty Free Stock Music for Education

Free Sounds

How to research online without breaking copyright

We take key information from websites as part of our research without breaking copyright or plagiarising the work of other authors. Plagiarism, put simply is, "A piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work." The following media presentation outlines several types of plagiarism from the subtle through to the most obvious forms of copying.

Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarising
This handout is very useful at explaining what each of these entails and how you should use these within essays or research. A great resource for older students.

Notetaking and Notemaking Links
This site has a number of useful links for students when researching including graphic organizers for note taking.

How can we believe what's on the web?

What is truth, what is believable, what is reliable and how do we know?

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BBC Penguins

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