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Fair Use/Attribution Game?

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So I really should do something about my students blogs and make sure they use images and materials within fair use. And check some other stuff…and so thinking of doing this as a game. It’s probably not gonna be a really advanced game but I also don’t want it to be a silly true/false game and I don’t want to teach something then test them on it (coz that isn’t a game).

So first of all – I am thinking of making it a pair game so that

  1. use of devices isn’t a problem (if one student doesn’t have a device on them to connect to wifi)
  2. One member of the pair answers questions, the other searches the internet (if both have devices ; if only one, they can use a different browser tab; it should be ok either way)
  3. They discuss their knowledge/answers and learn that way

I think instead of asking theoretical questions only I could ask practical ones related to stuff they already do on their blogs. Maybe even some non-copyright related questions like how to embed a YouTube video into their blog. So just a collection of little things I would like them to know/do but I want to see if they already know/do or can find out on their own without me just telling em a list of things to do.

Still thinking of how to do it in a non-drill-practice type of way. Could have some open-ended questions for some parts. Or questions where they need to try/search things and come back maybe? Maybe it’s a webquest game where they look at other people’s websites and figure out what they have done with images they’re inserting into their blogposts? 

Still thinking… 

Maybe even they do things like…reverse image seatch to check the source of an image. Or maybe they do some of this play on Twitter with others? Hmm still thinking 

Any ideas or links to good games that already do this are welcome.

For me, the key is that there’s already a lot of good free open access stuff out there. Restricting oneself to just CC license images means you get a little more creative because your choices are different 

UPDATE

Ok. I spent a half hour brainstorming and some of the questions are empathy/role play questions about how they would feel if…

And some questions are about what they already do or what they should do (open ended). So to stir discussion 

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