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Digital Citizenship: 12th Grade

Multiple Perspectives

Essential Understanding:

A strong argument is one supported by evidence and reasoning.

Learning Outcome(s):

• Students will understand that issues may have multiple perspectives that do not elicit a single best answer but propose academic arguments to consider.

• Students will know the intellectual standards against which such arguments are judged. • Students will be able to assess arguments for validity against a checklist of intellectual standards.

Common Core Standard(s):

• W.12.8. Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the strengths and limitations of each source in terms of task, purpose, and audience; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and overreliance on any one source and following a standard format for citation.

IFC Skills:

• Counts the effect of bias on the accuracy and reliability of information by actively pursuing a balanced perspective.

• Develops own point of view and supports with evidence.

Resources

Gale Online Newsfeed on Free Speech

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Copyright and Quoting Sources

Essential Understanding:

There is a difference between appropriation and transformation when using someone else’s work.

Learning Outcome(s):

• Students will know and be able to discuss what constitutes plagiarism, its relationship to academic integrity, and consider the distinctions between copying, appropriating, and transforming.

• Students will also be able to paraphrase another’s words and ideas, and quote when appropriate.

Common Core Standard(s):

• R.I.12.5. Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure an author uses in his or her exposition or argument, including whether the structure makes the point clear, convincing, and engaging.

IFC Skills:

• Challenges ideas in text and makes notes of questions to pursue in additional sources.

 

Essential Understanding:

Quoting informational sources can strengthen your argument.

Learning Outcome(s):

• Students will learn how to quote from original sources to avoid plagiarism and strengthen their argument with evidence.

Common Core Standard(s):

• W. 12.8. Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.

IFC Skills:

• Extends respect for intellectual property rights and copyright by crediting sources of ideas as well as directly quoted material.

Resources

Gale Online Newsfeed about student cheating

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Keeping Financial Information Safe

Essential Understanding:

Keeping financial information safe online will help you retain financial security and credit for the future.

Learning Outcome(s):

• Students will be able to take the necessary precautions to protect their home computers from being hacked.

• Students will learn how to protect their information when using public computers. • Students will be able to recognize a secure website.

Common Core Standard(s):

• W.12.6. Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.

• SL.12.4. Present information, findings, and supporting evidence, conveying a clear and distinct perspective, such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning, alternative or opposing perspectives are addressed, and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and a range of formal and informal tasks.

IFC Skills:

• Communicates new understandings through designing, inventing, composing, transplanting and constructing.

• Maintains an open attitude about new areas of the subject that were previously unknown or overlooked.

Resources

Gale Online Newsfeed about Internet Fraud

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