Case Study Video, High School

This case study features a project of ninth grade biology students at Upper Merion Area High School in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. The students created a "Virtual Zoo" using images they found online through the photo sharing site

Discussion Questions:

1. Was this use of copyrighted images a transformative use? Did it add value or repurpose the original images? Why or why not?

2. Why do you think the educators in this case study felt it was important to post these images online instead of sharing them just within their class? Do you think they should have posted it to a password-protected site instead? Why or why not?

3. In this video, the teachers instructed students to do a Creative Commons search within Flickr. Why do you think they included this step? Why didn't they encourage students to use Google Images to find images?

4. Which of the five principles are relevant in this case? What evidence supports your answer?