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Ethical Use of Information Curation

This curation is focused on resources that can be used for grades 6-8 learners and educators that explores the different topics on the ethical use of information.
Created by Hannah Steele
6/23/20

Research Process - How to Write a Research Paper - Flocabulary

Review techniques for the research process with Flocabulary's educational rap song and lesson plan.

Resource Review: This video is focused on the different stages of the research process. Flocabulary briefly describes the different phases of effective research. Showing this to students would be good to use as an introduction into the research process. This video also gives students tips on how to get started with their research as well as the experts to seek for guidance along the way.

Source Evaluation - Common Core Standards ELA - Internet Sources - Flocabulary

Learn how to evaluate web sources for research with Flocabulary's educational rap song and lesson plan.

Resource Review: This video explains different tips for learners to identify the credibility of sources they are considering for research purposes. Students need to be able to identify the differences between credible and non-credible sources in order to obtain accurate research. This video can be used to engage students in how to effectively evaluate sources in a way that is meaningful to them. Flocabulary offers assignments that correlate to the videos that students can use for practice to demonstrate their understanding of this concept.

Help Kids Become Responsible Digital Citizens | Education World

These tips help educators prepare young people for responsible technology use, both within and outside of the classroom.

Resource Review: This article is designed for educators. Throughout the reading, the article mentions important topics/skills that teachers should introduce to students when demonstrating the different aspects of digital citizenship. This resource is important for teachers to review to ensure that all areas of ethics are brought to the attention of learners and can be used as a reference when implementing various ethical citizenship lessons.

Infographic: I'm a digital citizen! | ISTE

For students today, the digital world offers enormous possibilities. Free and low-cost digital tools allow students to write blogs, share their photos and art work with a global audience, create videos and develop a YouTube following, collaborate on projects with peers and experts around the world.

Resource Review: This infographic provides a visual representation of the characteristics of what a reputable digital citizen should look like for learners. This resource shows students the different components of digital citizenship and the dispositions that they should take on to model these characteristics. This could be used as a self-assessment tool for students to reflect on themselves and determine which areas of ethics they feel most confident with, and which areas they may need to continue to develop.

The 6 Online Research Skills Your Students Need | Scholastic

Techniques and strategies to fine-tune your students' online research skills

Resource Review: This article reviews 6 important online research skills that should be introduced to students when first learning about the research process. Along with the 6 different skills, the reading also mentions the challenges that can come along with teaching these skills to students, and offers quick, easy solutions to get students involved in practicing each skills. Educators should review this reading and implement the different strategies in a way that is suitable for their learners in the classroom setting.

Online Sources - BrainPOP

Not all online sources are created equal! Learn how to evaluate information on the Internet to separate the dependable from the dubious.

Resource Review: This short animation reviews the key rules in evaluating online sources. This video will give students advice on details to look for when determining whether the information they are reading is credible or not. This resource is important because it stresses the importance of using resources that can be trusted when researching. This resources could be used as independent practice during a work sessions. Students would watch the video, then complete the graded quiz, vocabulary cards, or extended reading.

Resource Review: This Twitter handle could be used as a resource for teachers and students. For teachers and students, the twitter handle is an associate of the turnitin.com website that is used as a tool for spotting plagiarism in writing artifacts. The page is complete with a variety of resources pertaining to research, citing of sources, writing, assessments, and much more. Some of these resources include other curated lists of information that would be valuable to educators. Students could access this handle for resources to better their skills in a variety of academic areas.

Don't be mean behind the screen: A Podcast about Cyberbullying by Don't be mean behind the screen: A podcast about cy...

This podcast talks about the importance of cyber bullying, and why students and kids should not cyberbully others. 

Resource Review: This podcast gives a relatable, relevant overview of statics pertaining to young adults and their involvement in social media platforms. The podcast is student created-making the message more powerful among students. Cyberbullying occurs when their is poor ethical citizenship being displayed among students. This resource is important to spread awareness among the student population about cyberbullying as well as ways it can be prevented. This resource could be used and followed with a reflection writing prompt in the closing of a lesson.

C&C MS Lesson 4.3, Help! I Need Something: Finding Creative Work with (Almost) No Restrictions

MS Lesson 4.3, Help! I Need Something | http://www.copyrightandcreativity.org Help! I Need Something: Finding Creative Work with (Almost) No Restrictions * P...

Resource Review: This video discusses the guidelines of copyright and fair use when acquiring the work of others. The resources navigates students through multiple websites, including Creative Commons, that are available for access to materials such as pictures, music, icons etc that can be used in their assignments for free depending on the license of the work that is being used. This video should be used as follow-up after introducing the importance of copyright in a lesson.

Tips for Teachers: Dealing with Plagiarism — The Learning Scientists

Resource Review: This blog post gives specific insight to educators on the difficult attempts at addressing and handling plagiarism in the classroom. The reading explains that plagiarism should be introduced and enforced at an early age by teachers. Therefore, students are able to become more aware and learn how to avoid plagiarism in their writing. The blog reviews different strategies that teachers can take to approach the issue of plagiarism when working with students inside their classroom.