About this Daily Classroom Special
Bits & Bytes combines technology objectives, activity ideas, web sites, and
resources in an effort to make it easier for everyone to incorporate technology into their instruction. Bits & Bytes is maintained by Barbara Smith, Magnet Coordinator at Harvard
Elementary, Houston (TX) and Teachers Network web mentor.
To the Bits & Bytes Directory
K - 5
The student is expected to model respect of intellectual property
by not illegally copying software or another individual's electronic
Take a student's writing sample, photocopy for whole class, distribute.
Would it be OK for everyone to put their own name at the top of the
paper and hand it in? What are the implications for the class, the
teacher, and the original writer?
What are the differences between regular software and shareware
What implications are there for companies who lose revenue through
Research state and federal laws about copyrights and infringement.
U.S. Patent and Trademark
Office (USPTO) - Kids' Pages Issues and activities for students
K-12, with teacher materials, too. Especially fun: Patent, Trademark
Calendar of Trivia
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 [Center
for Democracy and Technology]
Federal law for protecting privacy of on-line children below age 13.
ASCAP Legislative Matters [The American Society of Composers, Authors
and Publishers] Major legislative developments, current issues.
U.S. Code: Title
17 [Cornell University Law School] Links to federal laws
about technology, audio and video copyrights, digital recording.
When Works Pass Into the Public Domain [University of North Carolina
Task Force on
Table showing when material loses copyright protection.