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A Cool Flowchart to Teach Students How to Cite and Credit Images

February 26, 2014
With the massive uptake of web 2.0 technologies knowledge becomes much more democratized and anyone with internet connection can virtually access, read, re-use, and share online content at a spectacular speed. And while this technological boom has destroyed the shackles and geographical barriers that used to stand in the way of a fully literate society, copyright issues have been on the raise particularly with this growing mindset among millennials that anything findable online is free to use.

 Our job as teachers is to draw our students attention to the fact that copy-paste culture is destructive and that appropriate citations and crediting back the sources, if ever we are allowed to, are two important things we always need to invoke as we are dealing with both digital and non digital content.  I have an entire section in this blog packed full of resources, tools and tips on how to teach your students about copyright, check it out here to learn more.

Today, I am sharing with you this wonderful flowchart I come across in digital inspiration. You can use it with you students to teach them about the kinds of images to cite and how to do so.


image credit This work is a collective effort of Pia Bijkerk, Erin Loechner and Yvette van Boven.

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