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Digital Citizenship: 5th Grade

Responsibility: What is Intellectual Property

Essential Understanding:
Intellectual property means ideas and/or works of art that belong to the person who created
them. Fair use means they can be used for educational purposes if proper credit (attribution) is
given to him/her.

Learning Outcome(s):
• Students will know and be able to define and articulate the concepts of intellectual property
and attribution.

Common Core Standard(s):
• W.5.8. Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print
and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work and
provide a list of sources.

IFC Skills:
• Cites all sources used according to model provided by teacher
(IFC Assessment 5.8: Bibliography Worksheet).

Responsibility: How to Use Sources Responsibly

Essential Understanding:
We demonstrate our learning by producing work in our own words and using our own ideas.

Learning Outcome(s):
• Students will be able to define plagiarism, recognize examples of it, and learn how to use sources responsibly.

Common Core Standard(s):
• SL.5.1.d. Review the key ideas expressed and draw conclusions in light of information and knowledge gained from the discussions.

IFC Skills:
• Discusses responsible use and misuse of technology and describes personal consequences of inappropriate use of information and technology.
• Credits all sources properly with title, author and page number.

Safety: Your Digital Footprint

Essential Understanding:
Whatever information we post publicly about ourselves online can have lasting
personal and academic consequences.

Learning Outcome(s):
• Students will know and be able to answer what a digital footprint is and how it can affect
their real life and future.
• Students will understand how their actions on the Internet contribute to their digital
footprints.

Common Core Standard(s):
• RI.5.7. Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the
ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.
IFC Skills:
• Uses software (e.g., word processing, graphic organizing) to record and organize
information.
• Discusses responsible use and misuse of technology and describes personal
consequences of inappropriate use of information and technology.

Personal Information Privacy Vocabulary
attachment: anything attached to an e-mail
download: transferring a file or program from a website to your computer
hack: to gain access, usually by electronic deception, to a computer system, file, Internet site, and change or disturb things
harass: to bother
identity theft: the use of another person’s name or information for dishonest purposes
login/logout: enter/exit
malware: any of various kinds of computer software designed to cause damage or to disrupt the workings of a machine or system
password: secret letters, numbers, and/or characters that allow you into an account personal information: your name, age, birthday, home address, e-mail address, telephone number, picture, school, user name, password
pop-up: any of various kinds of computer software designed to cause damage or to disrupt the workings of a machine or system
privacy policy: statement made by a website explaining what they will do with the personal information that you give it
scam: a dishonest scheme; swindle spam: unwanted electronic mail user/screen name: your online name

Safety: Protecting Your Privacy

Essential Understanding:
Keeping private information from becoming public helps protect us against scams, stalkers,
gossip, bullying, and rumors.

Learning Outcomes:
• Students will know what is meant by personal information, and be able to identify good
practices for keeping personal information private while on the Internet.

Common Core Standards:
• W.5.9. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection
and research.

IFC Skills:
• Respects the privacy of others (email, files, passwords, sites).
• Discusses responsible use and misuse of technology and describes personal
consequences of inappropriate use of information and technology.

Safety: Protect Your Privacy

Essential Understanding:
There are effective ways to protect your privacy online.

Learning Outcome(s):
• Students will understand the importance of protecting their privacy online and learn how
to create and maintain strong and private passwords as a tool for doing so.

Common Core Standard(s):
• SL.5.1.C Pose and respond to specific questions by making comments that contribute to
the discussion and elaborate on the remarks of others.

IFC Skills:
• Shows respect for and responds to the ideas of others.

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