From time to time ERAC creates courses to support major initiatives, legislative requirements or new directions in teaching and learning.
Copyright Essentials for Educators is a short online course which teaches BC educators the basics of Canadian copyright law as it relates to the use of print, video, audio, and digital resources in a K-12 setting. One of the 7 modules of the course covers copyright issues related to the use of online databases and other digital resources for which ERAC has negotiated agreements for K-12 schools in BC. Other key topics include Access Copyright and the Copyright Act's Educational Exceptions. Read more...
This course is free to ERAC members
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Online Resource Database Bundle Toolkit
These toolkit materials have been developed by teachers for teachers, to help you get the most out of these databases.
We're presenting seven separate toolkits covering, as you'll see from the side menu, seven different themes. Material is clearly organized into elementary and secondary resources. In each section you'll find:
- Information on how to get started
- Lesson plans
- Links to supporting material (such as IRPs, journals, primary and secondary sources, audio, videos, photos and articles etc)
- Video tutorials and PowerPoint presentations developed by EBSCO, World Book and Encyclopedia of BC for use in the classroom