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What Is Plagiarism? Please Don't Plagiarize!

What Is Plagiarism?

Show transcriptHide transcript Did you know that copying text from the Internet and posting it somewhere new without saying where you got it is a form of cheating? It's also called stealing. You also steal when you take an image that you find on the Internet and use it without permission. This kind of cheating and stealing is also known as plagiarism. Internet Search to address Common Core. I-Search Paper Format Guide. Excellent Guides To Help Students Make Appropriate Citations and Bibliographies. Snowden Online Tutorials - Lycoming College.

Evaluating Web Sites

Evaluating Web Sites: A Middle School Lesson Plan. Subjects Educational Technology Grade 6-8 [facebookbadge] Brief Description Students learn the six criteria for evaluating Web sites and then use those criteria to locate three sites that provide good information and three that do not.

Evaluating Web Sites: A Middle School Lesson Plan

Objectives Students will Understand the six criteria for evaluating Web sites Identify Web sites with accurate, relevant, and current information on a given topic Keywords Internet research, Web site evaluation, information literacy Materials Needed[shopmaterials] Computer access Access to a word processing program, such as Microsoft Word or AppleWorks, or materials students can use to write their work.

Lesson Plan To prepare for this lesson, review the Education World techtorial Improving Media Literacy, which explains the six criteria for evaluating a Web site: coverage, objectivity, currency, origin, accuracy, and purpose. Begin the lesson by asking students if they think everything on the Internet is accurate. Assessment Lesson Plan Source Education World. Evaluating Web Sites: A Middle School Lesson Plan. Teacher Resources for Learning about Copyright and Fair Use. February 11, 2014 Working with digital media materials implicitly entails a tacit knowledge about the different concepts related to copyright and fair use.

Teacher Resources for Learning about Copyright and Fair Use

I have always insisted through the posts I shared in the "copyright materials for teachers " section here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on the importance of teaching our students about how to properly credit sources and documents they grab from Internet. Of course copyright literature is huge and complicated and is hard to understand it all but having a working rudimentary knowledge of what relates to copyright issues within educational settings is not something to sweat over.

In this regard, I am sharing with you this great course entitled "Copyright Crash Course" from University of Texas that outlines in a very clear and eloquent language the different things we, as teachers and students, need to know about copyright. The main points covered in this course are featured below. Beyond Google. Teaching Copyright. Learn about Citing Sources. Identifying Reliable Sources and Citing Them. Searching for and Citing Digital Sources for Research Paper using MLA Style.

Introduction: Begin by asking students what search engines they use to locate information.

Searching for and Citing Digital Sources for Research Paper using MLA Style

(Responses will probably include Google,, and perhaps Google Scholar). Once you have received all responses tell students there are many search options available to them depending on the type of information they are looking for. Step 1: All students should be at a computer with Internet access. Provide an electronic copy and/or paper copy of the following search engines for students:Explain to students that they are to select a topic.

List some general topics on the board, provide students with a teacher-created list, and/or allow students to select their own topic. Once students are ready to begin research, explain to them that they must have five sources to cite, each one should come from a different search engine. Step 2: Once students have posted their web sites and evaluations, they will create a "Works Cited" page of the sources using MLA format. Gordon, Sarah. Citation Machine: Format citations in APA, MLA, and Chicago. Critical Search Skills Students Should Know. There is a new digital divide on the horizon.

Critical Search Skills Students Should Know

It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not. Helene Blowers has come up with seven ideas about the new digital divide – four of them, the ones I felt related to searching, are listed below. The New Digital Divide In an age of information abundance learning to effectively search is one of the most important skills most teachers are NOT teaching.

They assume students know how to conduct a search, and set them free on the internet to find information. Teachers – especially in the elementary grades -need to develop a shared vocabulary around the skill of searching. A Fair(y) Use Tale. Evaluating Websites. Evaluating WebsitesBasic Guidelines | Introduction to Students | Additional Resources As the Internet becomes a more important part of teaching and more accessible to students, teachers need to be more aware of the importance of teaching students to be critical of the web.

Evaluating Websites

Students need to realize that just as not everything seen on television or read in newspapers is true, not everything found on the Internet is true. As students are introduced to the Internet, they should be made aware of website evaluation. Use these basic evaluation guidelines (or others from the resources below) when surfing the Internet. CARS Checklist (from Evaluating Internet Research Sources by Robert Harris(CARS = Credibility, Accuracy, Reasonableness, Support) * See handbook sections Resource Site Evaluation and Web Project Evaluation for examples of the CARS evaluation method.

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