They Know More Than We Do?
Do your students know more
than you do about technology?
According to recent research, when asked how much
time they spend ‘consuming media’, students between
the ages of 8 – 18 said:
“practically every waking minute –
except for the time in school.”
Let’s try that question again…
Ok, we’re aware that our students are spending more
time online, and have more knowledge about
technology than we do, so what do we do now?
Acceptable Use Policy
Policies that schools establish to mandate the
expectations they have for their students and their
Examples from Portland Schools acceptable use policy:
Be mindful of network security, and immediately report any
bugs, errors, or security problems to the system administrator.
Users may not illegally copy, send, or distribute any
copyrighted software, work, or other material.
Users may not access, attempt to access, modify, or delete any
record or file without permission or authorization.
Issues Teaching Digital Natives
Software Pirating Photo Sharing
Internet Hacking Plagiarism
Is that Plagiarism?
Plagiarism is more than just copying text out of a
textbook. Plagiarism also includes technological
resources such as websites, online articles, music,
photos, and other media sources
Copyright Resource Link:
Tom wants to add a photo to his report on Civil War
heroes. He searches the internet and finds an
awesome picture of Ulysses S. Grant. He highlights
the picture, right clicks, copies and pastes the picture
into his paper. He prints the paper and hands it into
What should Tom do?
Turn the Research
Paper In Copyright
Research the Copyright
Correct! He needs to research his rights to use the
photo, here’s an example of correct usage protocol:
- Search for your topic
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Creative
- Your search will sort based on attribution licenses
- Check to see for the correct license
- Include the link on your reference page or below
Turn the Paper In
NO! Tom did not check the photo for its attribution
license. He also did not include the website on his
reference page or below his photo.
You are a 24 year old Graduate student and you enjoy
music as a hobby so you download and share music
using Kazza. You aren’t selling this music or making
money from it in any way.
What should you do?
Download Don’t Use
Music Sharing – Download
Incorrect – most music is copyrighted and without
permission from the ‘owner’ you may not use it!
Music Sharing – Don’t Use
In July of 2009 a Boston area court handed down civil
penalties to Boston University Grad Student Joel
Tennenbaum for illegally sharing 30 songs on Kazaa.
The penalty for these 30 songs was $675K
In 2008 Minnesota Mother Jammie Thomas was fined
1.92 Million dollars for sharing 24 songs.
Face the Facts!
Like it or not, “because so many of them are
multitasking — say, surfing the Internet while
listening to music — they pack on average nearly 11
hours of media content into that seven and a half
hours.” (emphasis added)
A Vision of K-12 Education Today (Video Link to You Tube)
Purchasing Papers Online
William has an essay due on Online Education versus
Traditional Classroom Teaching. His friend, Bob, calls
him and wants to go out instead. Bob tells him about a
cool website where he can purchase the essay. William
caves to peer pressure, buys his essay, and copies it on
to his classroom blog.
What should William do?
Buy Paper Write His Own
No! William knows that copying and pasting it
wrong. However, he thinks that the paper is his
because he purchased it and it is his property.
But, his actions still falls under the definition of
Plagiarism: The act of appropriating the literary
composition of another author, or excerpts, ideas, or
passages therefrom, and passing the material off as
one's own creation. (italics added for emphasis)
Write His Own
Correct! William should tell his friend Bob that he
needs to write a paper.
He can still use internet sources to gather information
or quotes to use in his paper. There are many websites
that he can access to correctly cite his paper.
Some examples are:
Son of Citation: http://citationmachine.net/
Joseph is doing a project on how Sports teaches
responsibility to students at a early age. He remembers
seeing a You Tube clip explaining the methods of
teaching responsibility through punctuality, Time
management, and teamwork.
The only way he can show the clip to his peers is
by changing the security settings and allowing the clip
What should Joseph do?
Change Settings Ask for Help
No! This is considered hacking, because although
Joseph is using the You Tube clip to show his
classmates the benefits of how sports teaches
responsibility. He gained access to show the clip by
"changing" the settings.
Ask IT Dept. for Help
Correct! Contact your teacher or IT department to
have the video ‘unlocked’ in order to share it with your
You may also download the video at home, burn it to a
CD and bring it into the classroom to share. Be sure to
check for fair use policy.
Jake wants to do his English work at home on his
family's computer. The problem Jake has is the word
processing software isn't compatible with his school's
Microsoft Word platform. One of Jake's best friends
says, he has Microsoft Office installed and he can lend
Jake his install disk to put on his home computer.
Because Jake is using this for his education Jake thinks
this is ok.
What should Jake do?
Take Software Find Alternative
Take the Software
"The legal implications of unauthorized software use
should be clear to everyone who owns or uses a
computer. According to the U.S. Copyright Act, illegal
reproduction of software is subject to civil damages of
as much as $100,000 per title infringed plus criminal
penalties, including fines of as much as $250,000 per
title infringed and imprisonment of up to five years.
Given these high stakes, the consequences are
certainly not worth the risks."
Look for Alternatives
Free alternatives to MS Office
Open Office - Cross Platform Open Source
Abiword - Cross Platform Open Source
Neo Office - Open Source Mac Program
Google Docs - Online Office Suite