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Ethical Use. How to Paraphrase to Avoid Plagiarism. Plagiarism resources to teach students. New Anchor Charts for a New Year! March 2013. My favorite time of the month!

March 2013

:) These currently linky parties really get me thinking and organizing my priorities for the month. Plus, I LOVE getting to read what everyone else is up to! Let me explain... I **love** makeover type shows and Property Brothers is a fun one. Loving having an intern!! Digital Citizenship Spotlight. Now that the school year is in full swing, remember to check out the BrainPOP Spotlight on Digital Citizenship.

Digital Citizenship Spotlight

More than ever, classrooms are going digital, and it’s our job as teachers to help students understand appropriate online behavior and the importance of interacting respectfully. From Copyright and Plagiarism to Cyberbullying and Internet Search, the Digital Citizen Spotlight provides a collection of useful content to help students understand their role as digital citizens. A thorough exploration of the Spotlight page can provide a roadmap for navigating the wild, wild world of the web. Your students will learn a lot, and you will too! Once you’ve explored the Spotlight page and clicked through to its specific topics, be sure to visit each “Lesson Plans and Teaching Ideas” page.

After exploring the Digital Citizenship Spotlight, topics, and teaching resources, put your refreshed digital etiquette skills to use and share your ideas in our community forum. How to Paraphrase a Paragraph. Paraphrase a paragraph Paraphrasing is going to be a tough task no matter what kind you need to complete, but it goes without saying that the more difficult and advanced the content that you are paraphrasing the more difficult it will be to say that same thing with different words.

How to Paraphrase a Paragraph

The most important thing when paraphrasing is to take it step by step, word by word by sentence by paragraph, and make sure that not just you’re getting the meaning of individual sentences, but you’re communicating as a paragraph the same thing the author wanted as well. The Teacher Studio: Learning, Thinking, Creating: October's LOVED that LESSON! Organizing our math work. Performing in Education. A Fair(y) Use Tale. What Does Plagiarism Look Like? 10 Free Resources. I will never forget the first time I knew I had caught a cheater.

What Does Plagiarism Look Like? 10 Free Resources

It was in my first year teaching, and I remember that I really, really wanted to make sure that my kids turned in original work–I was very sensitive to plagiarism, since I had been accused of it once (long story; I will tell it another time). I worked very hard to come up with non-generic essay prompts and research projects (an absolute essential, by the way) so that students would at the very least have a more difficult time plagiarizing!

Lo and behold, I knew I hit the mother-lode when a student handed in his paper…complete with hyperlinks. Plagiarism. This Flowchart Explains The Severity of Different Types of Plagiarism. SchoolTube. How to copyright something. Don’t Just Copy. Do the Right Thing. Click to download.

Don’t Just Copy. Do the Right Thing.

Best print size is 12×18. Related Posts Don't SettleThat part of the school year. The one where your plate gets so full you…We Don't Do EasyEasy? Copyright Basics. What Is Plagiarism? By Denise Borck, William James Middle School Media Specialist. Robie is an experienced traveler.

by Denise Borck, William James Middle School Media Specialist

She’s taken the flight from Honolulu to the Midway Atoll, a group of Pacific islands where her parents live, many times. When she has to get to Midway in a hurry after a visit with her aunt in Hawaii, she gets on the next cargo flight at the last minute. She knows the pilot, but on this flight, there’s a new co-pilot named Max. All systems are go until a storm hits during the flight. The only passenger, Robie doesn’t panic until the engine suddenly cuts out and Max shouts at her to put on a life jacket. And then . . . she’s in the water. Excellent Book. Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? If This… Then… It is the responsibility of all educators to model good digital citizenship for their students.

Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? If This… Then…

Especially when it comes to copyright, plagiarism and intellectual property. The waters are murky. Purdue OWL. Contributors:Cristyn Elder, Ehren Pflugfelder, Elizabeth Angeli.Summary: These resources provide lesson plans and handouts for teachers interested in teaching students how to understand plagiarism.

Purdue OWL

The lesson plans in this section include activities that help students define plagiarism, assess their attitude toward plagiarism, and create a class plagiarism policy. The resources with titles that include "Handout" provide handouts that are free to print for your students by using the print option in your web browser. The "Handout" resources correspond with the resource listed above it. Plagiarism Scavenger Hunt.

Examples: I would be plagiarizing if I were to write an essay about the walrus and said: The walrus' other characteristic features are equally useful.

Plagiarism Scavenger Hunt

As their favorite meals, particularly shellfish, are found near the dark ocean floor, walruses use their extremely sensitive whiskers, called mustacial vibrissae, as detection devices. As their favorite meals, particularly shellfish, are found near the dark ocean floor, walruses use their extremely sensitive whiskers, called mustacial vibrissae, as detection devices. The walrus' other characteristic features are equally useful. Six Ways to Teach our Kids to Avoid Plagiarism. By Joanne Arcand In her weekly guest column, Joanne Arcand focuses on plagiarism and how to teach our kids to avoid it.

Six Ways to Teach our Kids to Avoid Plagiarism

It’s that time of year when the first book reports and research projects on the ancient Egyptians start pouring into school. Arthur: Francine is Confronted About Plagiarism . VIDEO. NowPlaying Shows Topics JustAdded Come play again later! Come play again tomorrow! Copyright and Schools Website Resource. is a fantastic resource where teachers can find clear and relevant information on a range of copyright material for use in schools. The website allows schools to check the copyright permissions they need for a variety of activities in their school environment. was developed by the Rights Industry Forum, a working group of representatives from the licensing bodies that provide licences for the use of copyright material in the schools sector. Put an End to Plagiarism in Your Classroom. According to a report by, "Studies indicate that approximately 30 percent of all students may be plagiarizing on every written assignment they complete.

" Kids plagiarize for a variety of reasons. Some kids are lazy, some are unmotivated, some are disorganized, and some just don't understand what plagiarism really is. Whatever the reasons, a few simple steps can help you put an end to plagiarism in your classroom. Included: A printable Student Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism. Exploring Plagiarism, Copyright, and Paraphrasing. ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us.

If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. Excellent Video Clips on Plagiarism to Share with Your Students. Copyright and Fair Use. Copyright & fair use. The Best Online Resources To Teach About Plagiarism. Copyright & Plagiarism for Kids.

Four Ethical Issues of the Information Age on JSTOR. Turnitin : Results : Plagiarism Spectrum.