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Digital Citizenship

Goal: 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

• In general, not breaking the law is a good thing.

• Demonstrating good digital citizenship helps you earn and keep good jobs

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

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

Things I tell/show my students

• 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 or .org (though this is not always reliable)

Citing Sources

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

• Link to your list of tags and highlights in Diigo

• Create a MentorMob

• 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/Parents

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

Privacy Paranoia?

Questions to research:

What percentage of abducted children are taken by someone they don't know?

What percentage of abuse victims are abused by someone they don't know?

Can you find a specific case of an abuser or adductor using a school website to target a victim?