Communication has gone viral in the 21st Century. The forms, tools, and devices that we use for communication are constantly evolving. They enable us to share information locally and globally on small and massive scales. As a result, ethical questions arise. How do we share information with each other while also respecting the rights of creators? How do we teach students to value intellectual property rights? As educators, how are we modeling ethical communication for our students? Let's spend a few minutes examining ethical communication.

ITES Standards Related to Communicating Ethically


K.SE.1.3: Recognize the importance of respect for the work of others.
1.SE.1.3: Recognize the need to obtain permission or give credit when using intellectual property of others.
2.SE.1.3: Use simple citation rules for print and electronic resources.
3-5.SE.1.2: Understand ethical behavior (copyright, not plagiarizing, netiquette) when using resources.
6-7.SE.1.1: Apply ethical behavior (copyright, not plagiarizing, proper netiquette) when using resources.
8.SE.1.1: Analyze ethical behavior (copyright, not plagiarizing, netiquette) when using resources.
HS.SE.1.1: Analyze ethical issues and practices related to copyright, not plagiarizing, and netiquette.

Common Core Standards Related to Communicating Ethically


The Common Core addresses ethical communication throughout its standards including those noted below:

Writing Anchor Standard 8
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.

Writing Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects
CC6-8WH/SS/S/TS8 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.

CC9-10WH/SS/S/T8 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.

CC11-12WH/SS/S/TS8 Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the strengths and limitations of each source in terms of the specific task, purpose, and audience; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and overreliance on any one source and following a standard format for citation.




Activity 1: (20 mins.)
Participants will choose a partner. In pairs:
  1. One person read Plagiarism in the Internet Age
  2. One person read Copyright 101
  3. Share your article's information with your partner:
    • What are common misconceptions about plagiarism and copyright?
    • What were two of your "Ah ha" moments while reading the article?
    • What are some important facts about copyright and plagiarism that you feel you should take back and share with others in your district?

Activity 2: (25 mins.)
  1. Spend 15 mins. exploring the web resources below.
  2. Considering your school community and the characteristics of your learners, choose one of the online resources that you think would be most beneficial to your teachers and students.
  3. Share out about the resource and why it would benefit your school in communicating ethically (10 mins).

Plagiarism
Copyright
Citations
UNC Plagiarism Tutorial
Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright (elementary and middle)
OSLIS (elementary) OSLIS(middle and high)
You Quote It, You Note It!
NCWiseowl: Copyright for Students and Copyright for Educators
EasyBib iPhone APP


If time permits, spend a few minutes discussing communication via social networking in your school districts. Consider:
  • How could your district or school use social networking for communication?
  • How could you use social networking for instruction?


Professional Development Opportunity: DPI provides free copyright staff development for LEAs. To learn more, contact Dan Sparlin. dan.sparlin@dpi.nc.gov

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The digital resources included on this wiki have been helpful to some educators across the state. However, due to the rapidly changing digital environment, NCDPI does not represent nor endorse that these resources are the exclusive digital resources for the purposes outlined on this wiki.