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Digital Citizenship

Goals: 1) To describe the permanency of "posting" and establish a code of conduct for web-based interactions.

2) To identify and explain the rules and expectations of fair use, an online educational presence, etiquette, and privacy.

• Review a student use plan and critique it
• Locate and use Creative Commons licensed media

• Demonstrating good digital citizenship helps you earn and keep good jobs
- Clean digital profiles are attractive; 
- Profiles laced with racy photos, expletives, and put downs are not

• Kids (and adults) don't always know what solid digital citizenship look like

• Using content that is copyrighted, without permission, is illegal

Most of all - It's the Right Thing To Do
Information, Interactives, Lessons, and More Resources
on Digital Citizenship

Common Sense Media Curriculum

Mentor Mob Playlist of CyberBullying Resources for Administrators

Fair Use/Copyright

• It's not legal to use someone else's work without some form of attribution, unless it is explicitly licensed for reuse.

• Educators have some leeway under fair-use guidelines, but it is open to interpretation.

• The general rule is that educators may use up to 10% of a copyrighted work, with attribution, for classroom multi-media presentations.  This rule, however, depends on the situation and is not cut and dry.

Evaluating Sources/Plagiarism

See the Search Habits page for more

• Look at dates on websites; try for current information

• Avoid answer sites - they may be wrong

• Avoid wikipedia - it's likely too much information or beyond your reading level for basic research
• Search tips
     - don't type questions into google
     - focus on keywords, leave out and/the
     - add students or kids to the end of your search

• Look for .edu or .gov: Add site:edu or site:gov to the end of your search to get just edu or just gov sites (also works for other domain extensions)

Citing Sources

• Tools --> Research ---> Cite in a Google Doc

• Link to your list of tags and highlights in Diigo

• Create a Blendspace or LessonPath

• Use a tool like EasyBib or BibMe

• Copy and paste into google

• Many high schools have Turn it In

• Check for plagiarism here

Privacy/Social Networks/Research

• Email at Public Institutions is supposed to be archived by law


Subpages (1): Security & Student Use