Credit Check

Digital Citizen
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Overview‚Äč

Students understand the importance of giving credit to others for their work. They also realize how to receive credit for their own digital creations.

Students will be directed to an informational article and/or video on different content areas & will be asked to use a note-taking chart to give credit for the author’s work & to restate in their own words. This chart can be used in any content area and for any “research” the student needs to do.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Understand plagiarism, copyright, credit.
  • Be able to know that when using other’s information, they must give credit as well as use it in their own way.  
  • Understand it is important for them to also get credit for their OWN work, and they deserve the same respect.

Vocabulary

Vocabulary Words:

  1. Credit: Credit is giving acknowledgement to the person who has created a piece of work.

  2. Plagiarism: Plagiarism is the use of some or all of somebody’s work or ideas, and saying that you created it

  3. Copyright: Copyright is a law that gives permission to the creators to say what others can do with their work.

Pre-planning

To prepare for this activity:

  • Pre-planning will include lessons that are taught in content areas.

  • Watch the brief video tutorial from Common Sense Media.

Accommodations

See Accommodations Page and Charts on the 21things4students.net site in the Teacher Resources. 

Steps

Directions for this activity:

  1. Teacher assigns informational article/video from the content area being used.
  2. Teacher instructs students on how to copy & paste information into the “Note-Taking form” and how words, as well as images/videos used, need credit to be given to the “author.
  3. Teacher models with students how to put information in their own words and/or to give credit where it is due.
  4. Have the students use this teacher created chart. It can be modified/adapted to any content area. (Create your own Copy by going to File>Make a Copy. 

Assessment Options

Different options for assessing the students:

  • Observations
  • Check for understanding
  • (Teacher-Created Note chart...can be used for before, during, & for any type of informational reports--can also be used for assessment purposes)
  • Spotlight sharing of work.  

MITECS Competencies

MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.

Digital Citizen
2c. Students demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property.

Devices and Resources

Device: PC, Chromebook, Mac, iPad

Browser: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, ALL

Websites:
Common Sense Media Video

Teacher Created Chart

 

CONTENT AREA RESOURCES

ELA

Prior work with opinion essays for support of data, information, etc. Works well with biographies as well as any informational writing pieces.

Integrated Arts

Can cross connect with physical education, music & art.

Science

Any content used within curriculum for information searches

Social Studies

Any content used within curriculum for information searches.

Credits
This task card was created by Denise Gallemore, Marysville Public Schools. January 2018.