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Digital Citizenship: 9th Grade

Plagiarism

Essential Understanding:

Plagiarism prevents us from learning and exploring new ideas and knowledge.

Learning Outcome(s):

• Students will know and be able to explain what plagiarism is and how to prevent it.

Common Core Standard(s):

• W.9.8. Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.

IFC Skills:

• Takes notes using one or more of a variety of note-taking strategies including reflecting on the information.

Cites all sources used according to standard style formats.

Resources

Gale Online Newsfeed about Student Plagiarism

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Phishing and Viruses

Essential Understanding:

Knowing how to navigate the web safely gives us the tools to prevent disruptions and security risks when we are online.

Learning Outcome(s):

• Students will know and be able to understand the meaning of, ways to identify, and strategies for avoiding instances of phishing and types of e-mail/internet viruses.

Common Core Standard(s):

• SL.9.1.c. Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that relate the current discussion to broader themes or larger ideas; actively incorporate others into the discussion; and clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions.

IFC Skills:

• Understands and builds on the ideas of others.

Resources

Gale Online Newsfeed about Phishing

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Cyber Slander

Essential Understanding:

Cyber slander is a form of harassment with the potential to cause long-term harm to a person’s reputation, relationships and safety.

Learning Outcome(s):

• Students will know and be able to define and recognize cyber slander.

• Students will understand the potential permanency of cyber slander posts.

• Students will learn how to avoid using cyber slander and what to do if they see an example of it online.

Common Core Standard(s):

• SL.8.2. Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that relate the current discussion to broader themes or larger ideas; actively incorporate others into the discussion; and clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions.

IFC Skills:

• Seeks ideas and opinions from others, including experts in the field.

• Recognizes statements that can be verified.

Resources

Gale Online Newsfeed about Bullying and Cyberbullying

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