In my science class we are trying to do a better job of giving proper credit to our sources. It is actually required on each project and has its own spot on the rubric.
Most of my students know that if they use something from the internet that isn't "cc" or "free for educational use" they must cite their source. With 7th graders research is already a slow process. I am trying to speed up their process of how to find "cc" and "free for educational use" pictures.
There are 2 resources that they can access easily.
The first is from creativecommons.org. Once there they may click on the explore tab and click on Find-CC licensed works.
From there you will be able to search many different places for almost anything. We are focusing on images for our biomes.
The second resources is Google. By typing in specifically what they need to find, for instance Tropical Rainforest. From images click on the search tools box. Then click on usage rights. This is where the students are able to quickly find pictures that they may need for their presentations and not feel guilty about not giving proper credit.
We are all still learning and I am sure that I will continue to make mistakes. The goal is to keep learning and get it right!