Instructional Video

Using Creative Commons Content

What if there was a way to get content online without having to worry about copyright laws? As it turns out, there is! Scholars discover how to use content from the creative commons. They learn about the guidelines they must follow when using creative commons material. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners search for content with a creative commons license and practice reading the applicable terms and conditions of using the material 
  • Ask partners to explain to each other the steps they must follow to legally use creative commons content 
Classroom Considerations
  • Speakers are required for whole-class listening, while headphones are necessary for individual access
Pros
  • Provides a link with more information about finding creative commons content
  • Text, graphics, and a clear narration style help make the information accessible 
Cons
  • None
Common Core