Q3 Plagiarism Introduction

7 Be Legal and Fair


The temptation to copy and paste content from the Internet is a reality for many people. Without proper citation of the work this practice is unethical, dishonest, and illegal. One way to check your work for original content rather than plagiarize, is to utilize a plagiarism checker.

In this Quest you will check the content you copy from the Internet as well as your work for originality vs. plagiarism. You may also be able to check the accuracy of information using an AI resource if it is permitted in your district.

I Can Statement

  • understand the concept of plagiarism
  • use online resources to ensure I have not plagiarized others' content
  • use online resources to check the accuracy of information
  • use & cite information from AI resources

Plagiarism How To Avoid It (2: 50)

Start this Quest by playing the video, Plagiarism: How To Avoid It. Direct Link 

Additional resources:

MITECS  Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and

ISTE Standards for Students

2. Digital Citizen
b. Engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices
c. demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property

6. Creative Communicator
a. Choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication
c. Communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations
d. Publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences