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Teacher-Facing Resources

Type:Application Exercise

Estimated Time:45 minutes

Grades:5-8

Score Type:Mixed Graded

Work completed by a student will be graded through a variety of scoring options including participation, student self-assessment and teacher assessment via rubric to provide flexibility with the type of grade sent to the Learning Management System (LMS) gradebook. Student work may include opened-ended questions, correct/incorrect responses, a final product and/or a self-assessment

Available Language: English


Vocabulary: Research, Word Processing


Primary Objectives:

  • Students explain the reasons for and the importance of identifying the sources of information.
  • Students identify what kinds of information must be cited.
  • Students define and apply the concepts of citation, copyright, fair use, and permissions as they relate to research projects.
  • Students cite different kinds of sources within a research report or presentation.
  • Students learn how to cite using the MLA style.
  • Students create a list of resources in correct MLA style.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Students learn to apply a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of information technologies.
  • Students use technology as a tool to research, organize, evaluate and communicate information.

Subjects:

Bibliography

Language Arts > Research > Citing Sources > Bibliography

Copyright

Library Media > Information Literacy > Reference and Research > Intellectual Property > Copyright

Copyright

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Reference and Research > Intellectual Property > Copyright

Copyright Infringement and Plagiarism (Technology Specific)

Library Media > Information Technology > Technology and Society > Copyright Infringement and Plagiarism (Technology Specific)

Copyright Infringement and Plagiarism (Technology Specific) 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology and Society > Copyright Infringement and Plagiarism (Technology Specific) 

Copyright/Plagiarism

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Digital Citizenship > Copyright/Plagiarism

Copyright/Plagiarism

Library Media > Information Literacy > ALA Social Responsibility > Copyright/Plagiarism

Create Communication Products 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Digital Communications > Create Communication Products 

Electronic and/or websites

Library Media > Information Literacy > Reference and Research > Source Citations > Electronic and/or websites

Electronic and/or websites

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Reference and Research > Source Citations > Electronic and/or websites

General (includes making a bibliography)

Library Media > Information Literacy > Reference and Research > Source Citations > General (includes making a bibliography)

General (includes making a bibliography)

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Reference and Research > Source Citations > General (includes making a bibliography)

Intellectual Property

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Digital Citizenship > Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Rights (specific to technology) 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology and Society > Intellectual Property Rights (specific to technology) 

MLA APA Styles

Language Arts > Research > Citing Sources > MLA APA Styles

Online Citations

Language Arts > Research > Copyright > Online Citations

Personal Safety / Use / Online

Science > History / Technology / Social Perspectives > Computer Science > Personal Safety / Use / Online

Plagiarism

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Reference and Research > Intellectual Property > Plagiarism

Responsible Use

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Digital Citizenship > Responsible Use

Use Technology when Writing

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Writing > Use Technology when Writing

Uses a Variety of Resources

Language Arts > Research > Reference Materials > Uses a Variety of Resources
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EXCEEDS (4)MEETS (3)APPROACHES (2)DOES NOT MEET (1)
Directions and Participation The student followed all directions and went above and beyond in answering all questions in the assignment.The student followed all directions and answered all questions in the assignment.The student followed most directions and answered most questions in the assignment.The student did not follow directions or answer the questions in the assignment.
Required Final Product Components The final product includes additional elements to enhance the assignment beyond the required components.The final product includes all components required by the assignment.The final product includes most of the components required by the assignment.The final product does not demonstrate the components required by the assignment.
Organization and Originality The final product is exceptionally well designed, includes additional elements, contains no spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes and reveals student’s creative insights into the assignment.The final product is neat, includes all components required by the assignment, contains minimal spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes and includes some creative elements.The final product is adequate but lacks neatness and creativity, contains some spelling, grammar and punctuation mistakes and is missing required components.The final product is not neat or creative, is missing required components and contains many spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes.
Digital Literacy Skills Application The final product clearly demonstrates an accurate and deep level of understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates an accurate and appropriate level of understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates some understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates little to no understanding of the concept.
S.1.c Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
S.2.b Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.
S.2.c Students demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property.
S.2.d Students manage their personal data to maintain digital privacy and security and are aware of data-collection technology used to track their navigation online.
S.4.b Students select and use digital tools to plan and manage a design process that considers design constraints and calculated risks.
1B-AP-14 Observe intellectual property rights and give appropriate attribution when creating or remixing programs. (P7.3)
2-IC-23 Describe tradeoffs between allowing information to be public and keeping information private and secure. (P7.2)
ELA-Literacy.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.
ELA-Literacy.W.5.6 With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of two pages in a single sitting.
ELA-Literacy.W.5.7 Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
ELA-Literacy.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.
ELA-Literacy.W.6.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting.
ELA-Literacy.W.6.7 Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.
ELA-Literacy.W.6.8 Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources.
ELA-Literacy.W.7.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and link to and cite sources as well as to interact and collaborate with others, including linking to and citing sources.
ELA-Literacy.W.7.8 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.
ELA-Literacy.W.8.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
ELA-Literacy.W.8.7 Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.
ELA-Literacy.W.8.8 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.
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