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Copyright, including copyright friendly picture websites.

Using the internet has increased the need for all school community members to be aware of copyright and plagiarism issues.

The following Hotlist has been carefully selected to provide a comprehensive list of websites, with a focus on Australian content, to outline copyright and plagiarism issues.  
 Building ethical learning communities

The list provides links that will inform students, parents and educators why the understanding and prevention of plagiarism is so important.

McKenzie, (1998)says that by preventing plagiarism the students will have a much better chance of improving learning outcomes across all curriculum areas.

For educators I have included links that offer various useful strategies to assist in the prevention of plagiarism.

Communities need to build skills in teachers and students that will lead to an increase in all students’ abilities to create and present their own original thoughts and ideas.

Together community members can then successfully help to build strong, ethical, learning communities.

Information to support teachers to understand copyright issues:

DET NSW Copyright Policies

The Copyright Unit is currently establishing a set of copyright policies and information sheets  for schools:Notice Board: Information Sheets  

Recent Q&As on copyright for education and teaching-YouTube

Exploring the new digital world and its implications.

Smart Copying: a national copyright website aimed at all schools and TAFE.  Includes National Copyright Guidelines, lots of information sheets and "All Right To Copy" teaching resource for use with students.

All right to copy?

In-tune: doco aimed at fighting music piracy

 DET NSW Copyright handbook for schools.

Watch this video to understand:Creative Commons

License your work creative commons

How to attribute Creative Commons licensed materials for Teachers and Students

Teaching our students about copyright:
Learn about CC:Nerdson doesn't go to schoo

Copyright for kids 

Plagiarism for teaching- stage 3

"All Right to Copy?" is a resource designed to teach students about copyright, and how it impacts them as both users and creators.


Copyright from CyberBee - can you answer the questions?


Smart copying

Using wikis and blogs

Welcome to copyright kids!

"Frank Hardcase": An Animation about Music Piracy for Primary/Secondary Students
Cybersmart videos

CyberSmart! provides five free videos, produced by high school students to stimulate discussion on topics relating to information literacy, cyber safety and ethics. Each of these 30 second engaging and humorous videos may be used both for professional development and in the classroom:

Copyright friendly pictures:   

Not sure where your image came from? or what the copyright status is? Use the search engine that lets you know where a picture comes from:

About Pics4Learning

Pics4Learning is a copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students. The Pics4Learning collection consists of thousands of images that have been donated by students, teachers, and amateur photographers. Unlike many Internet sites, permission has been granted for teachers and students to use all of the images donated to the Pics4Learning collection. You can browse by topic or use the search function.

Animation Library   

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Put a link to Animation Library on your website and spread the word.You can even put our jukebox on your site and allow your own visitors to listen to music while they browse around your pages!

EduPic Graphic Resources Pictorial and graphical resources for educators and students.

This is a copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students.  Unlike many Internet sites, permission has been granted for teachers and students to use all of the images on these pages for instructional use only (as long as this website is cited when photos are used)

Themes  e.g., Pets

Phillip Martin Clipart -it really is FREE art for your classroom, newsletters, school website, or wherever you can find a non-profit use. A to Z listing of all clip art found on this site! Mini Clip Art in a variety of subjects. New!

Dorling Kindersley
Clipart and photos

WP Clipart

Public domain clipart

Open Clip Art
Many transparent clipart images

Picture Australia is a service hosted by the National Library of Australia to provide a comprehensive pictorial record of Australian history. This free website contains a great many images of Australia and the commonwealth throughout our history. 

 Once you find an image that is suitable for your task you can:
* view information about the image.
* see or print a larger version.
* request a copy to include in a publication
* save it in your favourites and email it to yourself or others.

Galleries, archives, museums and libraries across Australia and overseas combine to provide access to over 1.8 million images.Together the Le@rning Federation (TLF) and Picture Australia have created a suite of slideshow picture trails to build resources for the national curriculum. To find out more about the meaning of images in the trails, see their accompanying education value statement.


Find and resize free pictures for your blog. is the fastest way for you to get a picture into your next blog post.

SWGfL Media Gallery                            
SWGfL Media Gallery
Photos, video and sound files

ARKive images of life on earth
Wildlife images and video

Visit  Copyright free and cost free images and photos!! website.