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Plagiarism lesson plan_intermediate


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Plagiarism lesson plan_intermediate

  1. 1. Plagiarism / Fair use / Copyright A curriculum for critical thinking and web research This plan is part of a Skill level: Intermediate critical thinking and web School level: Middle school (11–13 years old) research curriculum High school (14–18 years old) developed by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and Microsoft. Prerequisite skills needed education/criticalthink Students need to have basic computer use skills, such as the ability to launch Internet Explorer®, type into search boxes, and validate the reliability of an Internet source. See the “Validity” lesson plans for ideas. Students also need to know how to navigate through webpages to locate important information and cite Internet resources. See the “Citing web sources” lesson plans for ideas. Synopsis of lesson The teacher provides students with an opportunity to search websites to practice citing sources and paraphrasing information. The teacher assists students in evaluating copyright material. Students practice paraphrasing information for web sources. Rationale for lesson Students who are using Internet resources to do their research may need additional help to avoid plagiarism. Many teachers feel that students copy and paste information when they are researching. This lesson provides an opportunity for students to practice paraphrasing that information. Essential concepts / questions Essential question for teachers: ♦ How can I support students in appropriately paraphrasing information? Essential question for students: ♦ How can I paraphrase information correctly?
  2. 2. National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) NETS-T ♦ 4A: Advocate, model, and teach safe, legal, and ethical use of digital information and technology, including respect for copyright, intellectual property, and the appropriate documentation of sources. NETS-S ♦ 5A: Advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology. Teacher preparation ♦ Teachers should develop a set of topics or websites that the students should explore to find content-specific information. ♦ Teachers should review samples of acceptable paraphrased documents and appropriate ways to take notes, and they should review the ways to cite sources. ♦ As teachers decide which topics to research, they should keep in mind the final product that they want their students to create. ♦ Teachers should create a set of guidelines that define when to paraphrase information and when to quote the text. ♦ “Plagiarism – Teacher demo – Beginner” contains descriptions and sources for plagiarism, fair use, and copyright-friendly materials. Management issues Teachers must consider students’ availability for labs and should take into account the time spent on research and documentation. Also, if students are to locate and document information electronically, teachers should consider where those files will be stored. Teachers can develop storage folders on the school’s network or folders on Windows Live™ SkyDrive™. Teachers should determine how much time will be allotted for research, documentation, and preparation of the final product. Finally, teachers need to decide how the students will research: independently, in pairs, or in small groups. Instruction Teachers provide topics for the students to research online. Students find appropriate material, paraphrase information in notes, cite sources correctly, and quote pertinent texts. Students complete the assignment with guidance from their teachers.
  3. 3. Student activities/ guidance Teachers give students a topic to research. Teachers then review (with the students) the definition of plagiarism and the consequences of the action. They should also remind students of the proper ways to paraphrase and document sources. Assessment Students answer the essential question: ♦ How can I paraphrase information correctly? Related resources and tutorials Search engine ♦ Bing ◊ ♦ Bing Users Guide: How to use Bing ◊ Plagiarism ♦ Plagiarism ◊ ♦ ClassZone ◊ content=avoid_plagiarism&state=none Note-taking ♦ Microsoft Office OneNote ◊ ♦ Education World ◊ Citing sources ♦ Citation Machine ◊ ♦ The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) ◊ ♦ Tutorial on using the Reference feature in Microsoft Office Word 2007 ◊ For ideas and guidelines ♦ See the “Mechanics of effective searching” lesson plans. ♦ See the “Validity” lesson plans. ♦ See the “Citing web sources” lesson plans.
  4. 4. Closure and reflection Questions for closure and student reflection when reviewing student activity/learning: ♦ Is this format for note-taking similar to your personal format for note-taking? ♦ How is this similar or different? ♦ What would be the best way to compile your notes for a research project? ♦ How will taking paraphrased notes assist in writing your report? Teacher reflection questions ♦ Ask students to reflect upon their own work and the work of the group. ♦ Were there any unforeseen management issues? ♦ Will students be able to complete this type of lesson more independently next time? ♦ What brief review will be provided to the students? Supplementary materials ♦ “Plagiarism – Teacher demo – Intermediate” ♦ “Plagiarism – Teacher demo – Beginner” Visit us on the web at Microsoft, Bing, Internet Explorer, OneNote, SkyDrive, and Windows Live are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. © 2010 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.