I did change my perceptions because when I think back to when I was in high school and middle school I always wondered about how teachers got to use so many sources without citing them. But when we, students, had to do a project or something we always had to cite every single source that we used. But now reading and seeing how fair use can be used in an educational setting makes perfect sense. Also when I read about the lady who took a product from a different company and made it her own for her company and then got caught and lost her job really explains how dangerous and careful you have to be when it comes to copyrighting and copying and pasting.
Ways I would teach Ethics:
- One way I would teach ethics in my classroom is having the students do a skit. Have the students think of situations where someone could treat another person unethically. Like being rude, talking back to teachers or parents, and just being disrespectful. This would give the students a look into how someone could be treated bad and this could be used to show the kids how people feel when someone copy's the exact same work that they did and gets none of the credit.
- Another way would be for them to create their very own pictures and it does not matter what it is. And I would take all of their pictures and copy them to where they look exactly alike. After that I would tell the students to find their exact picture. Since there are copies they are not going to be able to find the original. I would then tell them to write how they feel because they got something stolen from them without permission and this is exactly what happens to musicians, artists, and writers. So they need to know how it feels when that happens so they will know not to do it to others.