The annual conference of the Massachusetts School Library Association
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Monday, May 8 • 8:30am - 9:00am
Changing school culture: How we got our students (and teachers!) to embrace the big ideas of creative credit, copyright, and fair use

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Just a few years ago, teachers and students at our school regularly used images without citing sources. The tech teacher and I decided to equip our 5th and 6th grade students with the knowledge they would need in order to teach younger students--and teachers--why this is wrong and what to do about it. In this ignite talk I will share how we used confessional videos (of teachers and students), Common Sense Media lessons, and student-made iMovies to change the culture of our school in regards to giving credit to creators near and far. While there are many fine resources out there, I contend that a collective sense of mission and a sense of humor are the components that can truly drive a change in school culture in this area.


Heather Lobenstine

Library Teacher, Shutesbury Elementary School
Heather Lobenstine is a veteran teacher who has taught in the classroom as well as in the library. She loves when students recommend books to her, when they devour new books and return to old favorites, and when they get excited about information they locate online or in books. She... Read More →

Monday May 8, 2017 8:30am - 9:00am EDT
Grand Ballroom II 1st Floor