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Education: K-12 Teaching Resources

This guide provides recommended K-12 teaching resources for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education and Master of Teaching programs at OISE.


Image by Mike Seyfang under Creative Commons Licence

Canadian Copyright Legislation

Copyright Act
Take a look at: An Act to Amend the Copyright Act, which received Royal Assent on June 29, 2012.

CMEC comment on Bill C-11
Read the June 19, 2012
comment on Bill C-11 from the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC).

CBC articles on recent Supreme Court rulings (July 2012)
1. What the Supreme Court's copyright rulings mean for you
2. Supreme Court ruling scraps royalty for music downloads

Copyright Resources for Teachers

Online Resources

Copyright Matters! Some Key Questions and Answers for Teachers, 3rd ed. (PDF)
Published in 2012 by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada; Canadian School Boards Association; and Canadian Teachers' Federation.

Education Library Copyright for Teachers (web)
An online guide created by Kate Gibbings and Paul McGuire at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)

Use of Copyright-Protected Works for Education (PDF)
On June 21, 2013, the Ontario Ministry of Education released Policy/Program Memorandum 157, which provides details regarding the use of copyright-protected works for education in Ontario (retrieved from the Policy/Program page of the Ministry of Education website:


Digital Images for the Classroom

Need digital images for use in your classroom? Try these options!

Image licensed under Creative Commons license D Sharon Pruitt.

Creative Commons Images on Flickr (
Many Flickr users have opted to make their work available under a Creative Commons license. Browse or search through content under each type of license on the Creative Commons Flickr page.

Images Canada (
The images on the Images Canada website are contributed by a number of different partners. These partners give you permission to reproduce their images for non-commercial purposes as long as you abide by the terms and conditions of the pre-authorized license and ensure that proper credit accompanies the images.

Creative Commons

Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that "develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation" by providing a set of creative commons licenses and tools that provide alternatives to the traditional “all rights reserved” copyright licenses.

Read more about Creative Commons on the Creative Commons website and on Wikipedia.