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Ethical Issues

Ethical Issues
ALA's Position Statement on the Confidentiality of Library Records The ethical responsibilities of librarians, as well as statues in most states and the District of Columbia, protect the privacy of library users. This statement outlines the beliefs of the American Library Association on the issue of patron confidentiality. American Library Association Code of Ethics The ALA Code of Ethics are the principles that guide the work of librarians, other professionals providing information services, library trustees, and library support staffs. The principles are expressed in broad statements which provide a framework to guide ethical decision making. IFLA's World Code of Ethics by Country The International Federation of Library Association and Institutions monitors the state of intellectual freedom within the library community world-wide. Its site contains papers and lectures as well as global versions of library codes of ethics. Privacy in School Library Programs American Library Association.

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Plagiarism Quiz 9-10: Master You're a plagiarism expert! Continue writing originally and bolstering ideas with properly cited sources. Tweet how awesome you are and share it with your classmates, friends, or instructors! The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons – The Edublogger Lately, we’ve been hearing more and more about digital copyrights and fair use in the news and online – particularly with the whole SOPA/PIPA uproar that recently swept the web. Also, we on the Edublogs support team have been getting more and more complaints and official requests to remove copyrighted content that users have placed on blogs. The legal jargon with respect to digital copyrights can be confusing – especially since different countries have their own laws and regulations. With this post, we hope to dispel a few myths and pull together a complete list of resources for teachers and students to use when blogging and working with content online. Rule #1: You Can’t Use Everything You Find On the Web

APA Formatting and Style Guide Summary: APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, (6th ed., 2nd printing). Contributors:Joshua M. Paiz, Elizabeth Angeli, Jodi Wagner, Elena Lawrick, Kristen Moore, Michael Anderson, Lars Soderlund, Allen Brizee, Russell KeckLast Edited: 2013-03-01 10:11:11

Plagiarism Tutorial: Test Your Knowledge Plagiarism is a serious academic offense! The University of Southern Mississippi's undergraduate and graduate bulletins both include statements about plagiarism: "When cheating is discovered, the faculty member may give the student an F on the work involved or in the course. If further disciplinary action is deemed appropriate, the undergraduate student should be reported to the Dean of Students. A graduate student should be reported to the Dean of the Graduate School." "In addition to being a violation of academic honesty, cheating violates the code of student conduct and may be grounds for probation, suspension, expulsion, or all three."

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The Best Interactive Web Tools for Educators Most of us are working at full capacity, and keeping up with technology can feel like one more chore on the to-do list. Still, learning your way around a few of the best Web tools is worth your time. Innovative teachers are frequently using intuitive programs and websites that are easy to learn. These web tool can save you a lot of daily hassles that you might not even realize you have been tolerating. Whether you want to move the class newsletter online or try out a flipped classroom, we’re sharing the best sites to do it. Sharing and Collaborating

Topics of the Times Note: This lesson was originally published on an older version of The Learning Network; the link to the related Times article will take you to a page on the old site. Overview of Lesson Plan: In this lesson, students will compare and contrast Times Topics pages with Wikipedia as potential sources of information and use Times Topics pages to tackle classroom research questions. ( Click here for a companion lesson for Grades 3-5.) Authors: Personalize Learning with 175 Free Apps #GAETC15 175+ Apps to Personalize Learning Applications (apps) are everywhere, whether for a cellphone, tablet, or other device. I’ve compiled this list of over 175 free apps for education arranged by category. I personally use many of these apps in my classroom.

8 Tools that Make Citations a Breeze “Be sure to cite your sources.” “Give credit where credit is due.” “Don’t plagiarize.” It’s possible all teachers have said these things to students. A Way With Words Note: This lesson was originally published on an older version of The Learning Network; the link to the related Times article will take you to a page on the old site. Overview of Lesson Plan: In this lesson, students will examine the case of a particular author accused of stealing another author’s work. They then create plagiarized pieces of work and reflect on the writing process. Author(s): Michelle Sale, The New York Times Learning Network Javaid Khan, The Bank Street College of Education in New York City Suggested Time Allowance: 1 hour Objectives:Students will: 1. Augmented Reality in the School Library - Elementary Librarian Podcast: Play in new window | Download Using augmented reality in the Barrow Elementary School Library Mr. Andy Plemmons Show Notes

Twitter is killing off its Discover tab Does your Twitter app look a little different today? That's because, as Twitter announced in a blog post this afternoon, it's putting its Discover tab out to pasture. The feature was a favorite of co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey, but has been stagnant for some time. Twitter says it will focus instead on Recaps and MagicRecs.