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Curated List of Ethical Resources

Here is a list of resources dealing with ethics for our first mini-lesson! Give your feedback after viewing this curation.

Turnitin : Results : Plagiarism Spectrum

Turnitin is the leading academic plagiarism detector, utilized by teachers and students to avoid plagiarism and ensure academic integrity. Look through this website and tally up how many of these practices you're guilty of committing! Be honest...

Common Core in Action: Teaching Online Ethics

In an earlier post, I wrote about both the Common Core Standards and what I call the "common sense" standards. Teaching ethical academic behavior online seems to hit both. When I talk about ethical academic behavior, I'm not talking about manners so much as giving credit where credit is due.

Learning to use information ethically

Video describes why citing sources is important and how to use information ethically. Speaks to the different types of plagiarism and shows tips to avoid it

The Internet and the death of ethics - CNET

Some people see the Internet as a mirror held up to our culture. If it is, the mirror shows us in an unflattering light. From newsroom staffers caught off guard on camera in a private moment gone viral on YouTube to dorm room trysts streamed live online, people have no shame about the despicable content they post on the Web.

The Sad Sad Story of Polly and the Plagiarist

Another Class Project!! Educational Photostory to teach elementary age children ethical use of computers and the internet.

BrainPOP | English | Learn about Plagiarism

In this educational animated movie about English learn about copyright, sources, stealing, citations, bibliographies, footnotes, and endnotes.

Copyright Awareness for Students (3 minute video)

When students use copyrighted media without proper permissions, there's a mentality that "we won't get caught". This video will give example of lawsuits and licensing that we should pay attention to and ultimately migrate to a media permissions process that will help meet state standards and the integration of Common Core ethics.

The Educators' Lean and Mean No FAT Guide to Fair Use By Hall Davidson You can't afford to ignore the law, but neither can you afford to overlook the needs of your students. The good news for educators heading into a new millennium is that abiding by--and helping to shape--fair use copyright principles and guidelines is really not that difficult.

Copywrong - The New Yorker

Why have copyright protections grown and grown? Louis Menand on what the intellectual-property battles really mean.

What is Digital Citizenship?

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Be a Digital Citizen

What is digital citizenship and how does it affect you?

Go Figure 2 (Online Safety Version)

Facts and statistics about online safety.

Choose What Happens Next

Somebody just asked you to send them a pic. It's up to you to choose what happens next. What do you do?

TEDxUIUC - Sherry Turkle - Alone Together

Sherry Turkle talks about why we expect more from technology and less from each other. Sherry Turkle is a professor, author, consultant, researcher, and licensed clinical psychologist who has spent the last 30 years researching the psychology of people's relationships with technology.