K-12 Teaching and Learning From the UNC School of Education

LEARN NC was a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education from 1997 – 2013. It provided lesson plans, professional development, and innovative web resources to support teachers, build community, and improve K-12 education in North Carolina. Learn NC is no longer supported by the School of Education – this is a historical archive of their website.

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copyright
A form of protection provided by the laws of the United States to the authors of "original works of authorship," including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. This protection is available to both published and unpublished works. Copyright protection reserves certain exclusive rights to the author of a work, including rights of reproduction and public performance.

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Copyright: A primer
Includes most of the text of our reference articles on copyright and fair use, plus a section on Creative Commons. Topics covered include copyright law, limitations and exceptions to copyright...
Format: document/article
Copyright guidelines for publishing
In Web Publishing & Collaboration Guide, page 3.1
When you publish a work on the web, one of the following three cases must apply: You must have created the work; You must have permission from the creator or copyright holder; or The work must be free of copyright. (By...
Format: article
Web Publishing & Collaboration Guide
LEARN NC works collaboratively with educators and other individuals from a variety of backgrounds to develop web-based resources for teachers and students. This manual guides educators through the process of developing content for publication on the web, including writing, design, technical guidelines, and copyright.
Format: book (multiple pages)
Obtaining permission for copyrighted materials
In Web Publishing & Collaboration Guide, page 3.5
If your desired use of a copyrighted work does not fall under fair use and the work is not licensed for public use, you must ask permission before using it. Be sure to think through carefully what...
Format: article
By David Walbert.
Copyright for educators
In Web Publishing & Collaboration Guide, page 3.2
This article explains copyright and U.S. copyright law primarily with respect to education. For a full discussion of copyright law and its implications, consult the U.S. Copyright Office. Rights reserved to...
Format: article
By David Walbert.
Fair use
In Web Publishing & Collaboration Guide, page 3.3
Fair use is any copying of copyrighted material done for a limited and "transformative" purpose such as commentary, criticism, or parody. "Fair" uses do not require permission from the copyright owner. Determining fair use...
Format: article
By David Walbert.
Fair use
Fair use is any copying of copyrighted material done for a limited and "transformative" purpose such as commentary, criticism, or parody. "Fair" uses do not require permission from the copyright owner. This article explains fair use, particularly with respect to education.
Format: article
Saying "yes" instead of "no"
Fair Use Guidelines make room for students and teachers to use copyrighted material in multimedia presentations.
Format: article
By Connie Bakker.
Works available for use
In Web Publishing & Collaboration Guide, page 3.4
Many works, copyrighted or not, are available to the public for various kinds of use, including republication and distribution. The public domain The public domain comprises works...
Format: article
By David Walbert.
Submitting a lesson plan: Frequently asked questions
In Web Publishing & Collaboration Guide, page 1.3
Answers to frequently asked questions about submitting lesson plans for publication on the LEARN NC website.
Format: article/help
LEARN NC: Terms of Use
LEARN NC makes available its articles, lesson plans, and other original education resources free of charge via the World Wide Web to educators and students worldwide. These policies explain the terms of use that apply to all content published by LEARN NC.
Format: article/help
Copyright for educators
Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States to the authors of "original works of authorship," including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. This article explains copyright and U.S. copyright law primarily with respect to education.
Format: article
Topics in Education
In Preservice teacher education resources, page 1.1
Building a Firm Foundation New Teacher Support Essays on Kristi Johnson Smith’s...
Format: article/teacher's guide
Topics in Education
In Preservice teacher education resources, page 2.1
Building a Firm Foundation New Teacher Support Essays on Kristi Johnson Smith’s...
Format: article/teacher's guide
Topics in Education
In Preservice teacher education resources, page 3.1
Building a Firm Foundation New Teacher Support Essays on Kristi Johnson Smith’s...
Format: article/teacher's guide
Moodle Terms of Use
This document lists the terms of use for using LEARN NC's Moodle learning management system.
Topics in Education
In Preservice teacher education resources, page 4.1
Building a Firm Foundation New Teacher Support Essays on Kristi Johnson Smith’s...
Format: article/learner's guide
The slave route
Maps showing global routes for shipping of African slaves, including the "triangle trade" between Europe, Africa, and the Americas.
Format: document/map
Intellectual Freedom Toolkit
This toolkit helps librarians respond to book challenges.
Format: (multiple pages)
Developing and teaching an online course
Basic information for teachers considering developing and teaching an online course.
Format: article/help