Lesson Plan

Defining Intellectual Property

Intellectual property means ideas and/or works of art that belong to the person who created them that can be used for educational purposes if proper credit (attribution) is given to him/her.
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Objectives

Students will know and be able to define and articulate the concepts of intellectual property and attribution. Students will be able to credit all sources properly with title, author, and page number. Students will be able to cite all sources used according to model provided by teacher.

Subjects
English Language Arts
Grades 5
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1 Mini-Lesson

Discuss the purpose: In your class you will be creating projects where you will

need to use media such as images, music, songs, videos, and the words of

others.

Show YouTube video on Copyright.

Ask what they would want for their property (physical and intellectual).

Discuss using the property of others.

We need to use the intellectual property of others in responsible ways.Intellectual property means ideas and/or works of art that belong to the person who created them that can be used for educational purposes if proper credit (attribution) is given to him/her. We need to be good digital citizens. Digital citizenship can be defined as the responsible behavior one uses when using technology.When we use someone else’s intellectual property we must use attribution.With attribution, the author is allowing others to use, copy, display and perform the copyrighted work as long as they provide some credit to the author.

Student Instructions

Turn and talk about why it is important to give credit when it is due or why we have intellectual property rights.

http://www.brainpop.com/technology/digitalcitizenship/plagiarism/

http://www.brainpop.com/technology/computersandinternet/copyright/

2 Guided/ Independent / Share

Using Flickr Creative Commons to download images for a research project and model attribution using EasyBib. What was today’s lesson about? What work have we done today? Why did we do it? What is one thing that you knew already and one thing that you learned today? What will you do with this knowledge?

Observe ideas and responses of student downloaded images and correct attributions using EasyBib.

Student Instructions

Students download images they will use in their research project and note attributions for the images in the correct format using EasyBib.