- Steven Volk in Teaching Students How to Use Images Responsibly
I've been thinking about this as well, as I have too many students ask me to print photos, then when asked where they got them, they say 'Google'. I may need to get on the announcements a few times a month & say 'Google is a search engine, not a source', but if you could help reinforce that, we'll be doing our students and their future professors/employers a big favor.
Most images with Copyright protection can still be used in a classroom setting, but attribution is always good, and students need to understand that these materials aren't fair game just because they're online. The flip side of that is for them to be aware that any images they put online might be taken, modified, and published by others, so they need to be careful about what they share.
So - here is a 5 minute screencast about this topic:
And here's a good source of info about images and Fair Use: http://library.owu.edu/Images/Images_FairUse
Hope this is helpful!