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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: Debating, File sharing, Internet, Research


Primary Objectives:

  • Students learn the dangers, legal aspects, and potential consequences of file sharing, including peer-to-peer file sharing.
  • Students research online.
  • Student practice debating techniques.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Student demonstrates originality and inventiveness in work.
  • Student develops, implements, and communicates new ideas to others.
  • Student is open and responsive to new and diverse perspectives.
  • Student acts on creative ideas to make a tangible and useful contribution to the domain in which the innovation occurs.
  • Student exercises sound reasoning in understanding.
  • Student makes complex choices and decisions.
  • Student understands the interconnections among systems.
  • Student articulates thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively through speaking and writing.

Subjects:

Adjusts Accordingly / Identify

Language Arts > Communication > Speaking Strategies / Presentations > Audience > Adjusts Accordingly / Identify

Adjusts Accordingly / Identify

Language Arts > Communication Spanish > Speaking Strategies / Presentations > Audience > Adjusts Accordingly / Identify

Advantages and Disadvantages of Technology Use 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology and Society > Advantages and Disadvantages of Technology Use 

Appropriate Use of Information 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Appropriate Use of Information 

Consequences of Computer Crime 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology and Society > Consequences of Computer Crime 

Copyright

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

Copyright

Library Media > Information 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) 

Cultural Influences, Impact and Issues 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology and Society > Cultural Influences, Impact and Issues 

Data Collection for Decision Making

Library Media > Information Technology > Student Use > Data Collection for Decision Making

Data Collection for Decision Making 

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Data Collection for Decision Making 

Debate

Language Arts > Communication Spanish > Speaking Strategies / Presentations > Debate

Debate

Language Arts > Communication > Speaking Strategies / Presentations > Debate

Digital Citizenship 

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Digital Citizenship 

Distinguish Fact / Opinion

Language Arts > Communication > Listening Strategies / Context > Distinguish Fact / Opinion

Distinguish Fact / Opinion

Language Arts > Communication Spanish > Listening Strategies / Context > Distinguish Fact / Opinion

Ethical Usage

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Personal Use > Ethical Usage

Facts / Evidence

Language Arts > Communication > Speaking Strategies / Presentations > Supporting Details > Facts / Evidence

Facts / Evidence

Language Arts > Communication Spanish > Speaking Strategies / Presentations > Supporting Details > Facts / Evidence

Facts / Evidence / Argument

Language Arts > Communication Spanish > Listening Strategies / Context > Supporting Details > Facts / Evidence / Argument

File Management/ Import and Export 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > File Management/ Import and Export 

Formal / Academic Contexts

Language Arts > Communication Spanish > Speaking Strategies / Presentations > Formal / Academic Contexts

Formal / Academic Contexts

Language Arts > Communication > Speaking Strategies / Presentations > Formal / Academic Contexts

From Nonfiction Material

Language Arts > Research > Collect Data / Note Taking > Gather Facts Information Highlighting > From Nonfiction Material

From Nonfiction Material

Language Arts > Research Spanish > Collect Data / Note Taking > Gather Facts Information Highlighting > From Nonfiction Material

Group Work / Discussions

Language Arts > Writing Spanish > Shared Collaborative Writing > Group Work / Discussions

Group Work / Discussions

Language Arts > Writing > Shared Collaborative Writing > Group Work / Discussions

Hardware / Software Applications

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Personal Use > Hardware / Software Applications

Intellectual Property

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

Intellectual Property

Library Media > Information Literacy > ALA Social Responsibility > Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Rights (specific to technology)

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

Intellectual Property Rights (specific to technology) 

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

Internet

Science > Concepts and Processes > Tools / Instruments > Software Tools > Internet

Internet Attacks and Abuse

Library Media > Information Technology > Internet > Internet Attacks and Abuse

Internet Attacks and Abuse 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Internet Attacks and Abuse 

Internet Safety

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Personal Use > Internet Safety

Knowledge Sharing

Library Media > Information Literacy > ALA Social Responsibility > Knowledge Sharing

Negative Impact 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Negative Impact 

Nonfiction

Language Arts > Writing > Topic Development > Supporting Details > Nonfiction

Personal Safety / Use / Online

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

Persuasive Language

Language Arts > Communication > Speaking Strategies / Presentations > Persuade > Persuasive Language

Problem Solving 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Problem Solving 

Purpose

Language Arts > Communication Spanish > Speaking Strategies / Presentations > Purpose

Purpose

Language Arts > Communication > Speaking Strategies / Presentations > Purpose

Safety

Library Media > Information Technology > Internet > Safety

Safety 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Safety 

Security and Privacy 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Security and Privacy 

Sharing of Information 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Sharing of Information 

Social Influences, Impact and Issues 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology and Society > Social Influences, Impact and Issues 

Source Evaluation

Language Arts > Research > Reference Sources > Source Evaluation

Source Evaluation

Language Arts > Research Spanish > Reference Sources > Source Evaluation

System Management: Application Types i.e. email,file sharing 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Networking > System Management: Application Types i.e. email,file sharing 

Use Technology when Writing

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

Use Technology when Writing

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

Uses a Variety of Resources

Language Arts > Research Spanish > Reference Materials > Uses a Variety of Resources

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.a Students cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world.
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.3.b Students evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of information, media, data or other resources.
S.3.c Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.
S.4.b Students select and use digital tools to plan and manage a design process that considers design constraints and calculated risks.
S.5.b Students collect data or identify relevant data sets, use digital tools to analyze them, and represent data in various ways to facilitate problem-solving and decision-making.
1B-AP-14 Observe intellectual property rights and give appropriate attribution when creating or remixing programs. (P7.3)
1B-DA-06 Organize and present collected data visually to highlight relationships and support a claim. (P7.1)
1B-DA-07 Use data to highlight or propose cause-and-effect relationships, predict outcomes, or communicate an idea. (P7.1)
1B-IC-18 Discuss computing technologies that have changed the world, and express how those technologies influence, and are influenced by, cultural practices. (P7.1)
1B-NI-05 Discuss real-world cybersecurity problems and how personal information can be protected. (P3.1)
2-DA-08 Collect data using computational tools and transform the data to make it more useful and reliable. (P6.3)
2-IC-23 Describe tradeoffs between allowing information to be public and keeping information private and secure. (P7.2)
2-NI-05 Explain how physical and digital security measures protect electronic information. (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.SL.5.4 Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
ELA-Literacy.SL.5.6 Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, using formal English when appropriate to task and situation. (See grade 5 Language standards 1 and 3 on page 28 for specific expectations.)
ELA-Literacy.SL.6.3 Delineate a speaker's argument and specific claims, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.
ELA-Literacy.SL.6.4 Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
ELA-Literacy.SL.6.6 Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate. (See grade 6 Language standards 1 and 3 on page 53 for specific expectations.)
ELA-Literacy.SL.7.3 Delineate a speaker's argument and specific claims, evaluating the soundness of the reasoning and the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
ELA-Literacy.SL.7.4 Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
ELA-Literacy.SL.7.6 Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate. (See grade 7 Language standards 1 and 3 on page 53 for specific expectations.)
ELA-Literacy.SL.8.3 Delineate a speaker's argument and specific claims, evaluating the soundness of the reasoning and relevance and sufficiency of the evidence and identifying when irrelevant evidence is introduced.
ELA-Literacy.SL.8.4 Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
ELA-Literacy.SL.8.6 Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate. (See grade 8 Language standards 1 and 3 on page 53 for specific expectations.)
ELA-Literacy.W.5.2b Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
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.6.2b Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
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.7.2b Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
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.8.2b Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
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.
ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas clearly and efficiently.
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