Many bloggers are not aware that you can’t just use any images off the internet in your blog posts. Not only is this ethically incorrect but you could leave yourself open to copyright infringement.
I teach my student bloggers to “do the right thing” by using their own images or Creative Commons images in their blog posts.
Wanting to make this process clear to my student bloggers, I created a document explaining copyright, copyright infringement and Creative Commons. The guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to use FlickrCC and Wikimedia Commons to upload and attribute images in blog posts. Obviously, there is more than one way to do this, however, I wanted to keep the instructions as straightforward as posssible for my students.
I have embedded this document below. Feel free to use it with your students to teach them about these important blogging habits.
If you are having trouble viewing the document, you can download it here as a PDF. Using Creative Commons Images from FlickrCC and Wikimedia Commons in Blog Posts
More detailed advice on using Creative Commons images in blog posts can be found in the Teacher Challenge guide by Sue Waters.