The Education Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) has announced the release of Don't Copy That 2 - School Version as part of SIIA's ongoing effort to help teachers educate K-12 students about the ethical and legal use of copyrighted materials, such as software, books, articles, music and movies.
Don't Copy That 2 - School Version is a fun-to-watch rap music video that addresses the dangers of engaging in piracy and the importance of respecting the creative output of others. The accompanying classroom resources include support materials for the video, lesson plans for middle and high school teachers, a glossary, and other resources that can be helpful to educators in teaching these complex and important concepts.
The course materials include many of the same concepts for both middle and high school students, but use age-appropriate methods. The lesson plans serve as models that educators can customize to their students' needs. The learning materials have been designed as a series of presentations, discussions and student activities.
The materials were created with the support of professional organizations, such as the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), which advocates safe, legal and ethical use of digital information and technology, including respect for copyright, intellectual property, and the appropriate documentation of sources.
More information can be found at http://dontcopythat2.com.
Source: SIIA, www.siia.net/