Day 6 - Creative Commons and Bibme

Slide 1: Introduce today's lesson. Creative Commons is a way of licensing work for other people to use.

Slide 2: Activate prior knowledge and Introduce Creative Commons Video- Hand out the viewing guide to students for them to fill out while viewing the video. Answer Key  After viewing the video give the students time to finish filling out the guide and to share answers with a neighbor. Review the answers with the class.

Slide 3: Get a license- Take the student to the license generator on the Creative Commons site. Take them through the steps of creating a license and then "select a license". 

Slide 4: Generated License- When you create a license you will see a page like the one on the slide.  Show the students how the code is generated so they can paste it into a web page (for further assistance here is a job aid).

Slide 5: Options- Once the license is generated, you have options of putting the license on an offline work as well as uploading your content to different sites.

Slide 6: Explain/Discuss license from this site- When a license is generated there are graphic represenations of what you can and cannot do with the published work. The license generates links. To each part of the work. For example our names link to the Fair Use site we created. The License links to the legal language and describes how our work may be used. Since our work uses work created by someone else, our license links to the source of their work,

Slide 7: How to find CC work- Ask students if they know how to find work that is already labeled for reuse?

Slide 8: Search.CreativeCommons-  There is no fool proof way to guarantee that the items you find through a search engine are properly licensed. As the user you have the responsibility to look for the CC and permission on the work you would like to use. Also remember, some people borrow other peoples work and post it online. Just because you can find a ripped version of a song or a movie, does not mean you have permission to use it. Remember the creators hold the license. One way to search for work is from this site.

Slide 9 - 13: Google Image Search- These slides take you through the steps of looking for images on Google that have been labeled for reuse.

Slide 14: Attribution- Ask the students: How can you give attribution? (make sure they know what attribution means)

Slide 15: Bibme- Tell the students a quick and easy way to give credit to people when you use their work, or you are working on a research paper and need to cite your sources, is to use It generates MLA formatted citations and it tells you the information you need to create the citation. It does require that you be able to spell/type/transcribe the information correctly. It does not check spelling or correct mistakes.