Wednesday, September 28, 2016

9/29 Digital Life 102


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Do Now: Search for the definition for the Word of the Day and capture it in citelighter, then paraphrase it in your own words.  
Word of the Day: Digital Media


What digital media are and what role they play in our lives? 

Watch: Perspectives on Social Media


Read: Carrie Studies

Carrie was sitting at her family’s dining room table studying for a history midterm she had coming up. She promised herself two days ago that she was going to study for a couple hours each night until the exam, which was now the next day. Carrie really needed to do well on the test: At her school, the rule was that students could only compete in sports events if their grades were high enough.
Carrie was supposed to play in tennis regionals at the end of the month, but she needed to boost her history grade by eight points. The last couple of days were not very productive, so Carrie was really feeling the crunch. She tried to focus, but the material was just so boring.

Before long, Carrie found herself scrolling through her newsfeed instead of her World War I study guide. Then, her phone buzzed next to her, and she noticed she had 22 text messages in her group text. This was not going well.

Carrie flipped her phone onto silent, turned it upside down, and decided to see if she could find any interesting history videos about World War I on YouTube. An hour later, Carrie had gotten totally pulled into a series of epic rap battles of history but had made no progress on her studies.

Question of the Day:
  • What is your immediate reaction to this situation? What seems realistic or unrealistic?
  • Do you ever find yourself distracted when you’re trying to do homework or study? What distracts you the most?
  • What advice would you give to Carrie about how to minimize distractions and focus?
  • Carrie turns her phone upside down to try to minimize the distraction. Is this a useful strategy? Why might it help (or not help)?
  • Where do you think kids should learn about good study habits and managing digital distractions? From parents? From older siblings or friends? At school?
If your phone is right next to your bed, it’s often tempting to quickly check for new messages or even just check the time. In fact, you might do it out of habit, without even noticing. But the glow of your screen can make you feel more awake when you’re really trying to fall asleep. Consider charging your phone across the room so it isn’t within arm’s length of your pillow. (If you use your phone as an alarm, an added bonus is you’ll have to get yourself out of bed to turn it off!)
 

Did You Know...
Teens aren’t the only ones who love their cellphones: Ninety-one percent of all adults have their mobile phones within arm’s reach every hour of every day. What Do You Think
What are some of the benefits of digital media for our country as a whole? What are some of the problems it might cause?  
Do you Remember...
What digital media are and what role they play in our lives?

Daily Objectives:  Students will read, discuss and analyze information from articles, analyze, and think critically about online context, using written (Blog post), graphic, pictorial, or multi-media methods, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 6 out of 12 on the project rubric.

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    9/29 Rights, Remixes, and Respect

    Do Now: Search for the definition for the Word of the Day and capture it in citelighter, then paraphrase it in your own words.  
    Word of the Day: Copyright and Fair Use


     What should you consider when you use other people’s creative work?

    Read: Steffie's Easy Essay

     A girl in Deseree’s class, Steffie, had a bunch of older friends who often sent Steffie their old notes and papers. 
    One day, Deseree overheard Steffie begging one of the girls to email her an essay that was due later the week. “OK,” the girl said, “but you can only use it for inspiration. Don’t copy my actual writing!” “I promise!” Steffie replied. 
    As soon as the older girl walked away, Steffie turned to Deseree and laughed, saying, “That is officially the easiest essay I’ve ever written. Guess I won’t have to break open the book after all.” 
    Deseree had no idea whether Steffie was going to literally copy and paste from the essay or somehow disguise her cheating, but she had a real feeling that Steffie wasn’t going to complete the assignment in the way their teacher imagined. 


    Question of the Day:  
    1. What is your immediate reaction to this situation? What seems realistic or unrealistic?
    2. What would you do if you were in Deseree’s position? Would you tell anyone? If so, whom?
    3. Do you think the older girl was wrong to send Steffie her paper? Why, or why not?
    4. Does whether or not Steffie gets caught make a difference in terms of whether or not she actually did something wrong?
    5. Are there any ways that technology makes it easier to steal other peoples’ work? Are there any ways that technology makes it more difficult to steal other peoples’ work?
    Copying and pasting material into your schoolwork without citing it is plagiarism and can get you in serious trouble. Make sure to CITE any information you’re borrowing from another source. If you’re not sure how to cite properly, ask a teacher or an older student for help. It’s also important to add citations right away as you’re working. Otherwise, you might forget where something came from or accidentally leave out the citation and unintentionally plagiarize.

    Did You Know...
    Vincent van Gogh, one of the most famous artists of all time, was never famous during his lifetime! In fact, van Gogh only sold a few (maybe even only one or two) of his approximately 900 paintings while he was alive!
    What Do You Think
    What might artists gain from having their work appropriated by someone else? What might they lose?
    Do you Remember...
    What you should consider when you use other people’s creative work?

    Daily Objectives:  Students will read, discuss and analyze information from articles, analyze, and think critically about online context, using written (Blog post), graphic, pictorial, or multi-media methods, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 6 out of 12 on the project rubric.

    9/29 Rights, Remixes, and Respect

    Do Now: Search for the definition for the Word of the Day and capture it in citelighter, then paraphrase it in your own words.  
    Word of the Day: Copyright and Fair Use


    What should you consider when you use other people’s creative work?  


    Read: Steffie's Easy Essay
     A girl in Deseree’s class, Steffie, had a bunch of older friends who often sent Steffie their old notes and papers. 
    One day, Deseree overheard Steffie begging one of the girls to email her an essay that was due later the week. “OK,” the girl said, “but you can only use it for inspiration. Don’t copy my actual writing!” “I promise!” Steffie replied. 
    As soon as the older girl walked away, Steffie turned to Deseree and laughed, saying, “That is officially the easiest essay I’ve ever written. Guess I won’t have to break open the book after all.” 
    Deseree had no idea whether Steffie was going to literally copy and paste from the essay or somehow disguise her cheating, but she had a real feeling that Steffie wasn’t going to complete the assignment in the way their teacher imagined. 


    Question of the Day:  
    1. What is your immediate reaction to this situation? What seems realistic or unrealistic?
    2. What would you do if you were in Deseree’s position? Would you tell anyone? If so, whom?
    3. Do you think the older girl was wrong to send Steffie her paper? Why, or why not?
    4. Does whether or not Steffie gets caught make a difference in terms of whether or not she actually did something wrong?
    5. Are there any ways that technology makes it easier to steal other peoples’ work? Are there any ways that technology makes it more difficult to steal other peoples’ work?
    Copying and pasting material into your schoolwork without citing it is plagiarism and can get you in serious trouble. Make sure to CITE any information you’re borrowing from another source. If you’re not sure how to cite properly, ask a teacher or an older student for help. It’s also important to add citations right away as you’re working. Otherwise, you might forget where something came from or accidentally leave out the citation and unintentionally plagiarize.

    Did You Know...
    Vincent van Gogh, one of the most famous artists of all time, was never famous during his lifetime! In fact, van Gogh only sold a few (maybe even only one or two) of his approximately 900 paintings while he was alive!
    What Do You Think
    What might artists gain from having their work appropriated by someone else? What might they lose?
    Do you Remember...
    What you should consider when you use other people’s creative work?

    Daily Objectives:  Students will read, discuss and analyze information from articles, analyze, and think critically about online context, using written (Blog post), graphic, pictorial, or multi-media methods, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 6 out of 12 on the project rubric.

      Monday, September 26, 2016

      9/27 Plagiarism



      https://classflow.com/activfoundation/resource/downloadResourceFile?resourceId=a61cdf6fbb584d8c863515d24ab0745c&resourceFileType=CONVERTEDDo Now: Search for the definition for the Word of the Day then paraphrase it in your own words.  
      Word of the Day: Plagiarism

      Watch the Video on Plagiarism  Plagiarism Explained
      - Take the Quiz at Engrade
      Don't Plagiarizzle
       
      Plagiarism checker

      Read: Integrity Matters
      Citing and Documenting  
      Copyright Kids 

      Question of the Day: How would you feel about someone copying your work and using it on their Blog?  Is this wrong?  Why?

      Is plagiarism immoral? Is plagiarism illegal? How do you feel about copying someone elses work and using it on your Blog? Is this something you would do? What does this say about your character if you do or if you don't? What will others think of you? Do you think there are consequences even if you do not get caught? Why? (Write 100 words or more)

      Add Citations to your Blog Tutorial
      Citelighter Video Tutorial
      Add the Citelighter toolbar to Firefox.  

      Plagiarism Video 1
      Plagiarism Video 2

      Daily Objectives:  Students will read, discuss and analyze information from articles, analyze, and think critically about online context, using written (Blog post), graphic, pictorial, or multi-media methods, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 6 out of 12 on the project rubric.

        https://classflow.com/activfoundation/resource/downloadResourceFile?resourceId=ba7160ab334f47cea8dfcbfe4500cf68&resourceFileType=CONVERTEDDo Now: Search for the definition for the Word of the Day  then paraphrase it in your own words.  
        Word of the Day: Plagiarism

        Watch the Video on Plagiarism  Plagiarism Explained
        - Take the Quiz at Engrade 
        Don't Plagiarizzle
         
        Plagiarism checker

        Read: Integrity Matters
        Citing and Documenting 
        Copyright Kids 

         Question of the Day: How would you feel about someone copying your work and using it on their Blog?  Is this wrong?  Why? (Write 100 words or more)

        Is plagiarism immoral? Is plagiarism illegal? How do you feel about copying someone elses work and using it on your Blog? Is this something you would do? What does this say about your character if you do or if you don't? What will others think of you? Do you think there are consequences even if you do not get caught? Why? (Write 100 words or more)

        Add Citations to your Blog Tutorial
        Citelighter Video Tutorial
        Add the Citelighter toolbar to Firefox.  

        Plagiarism Video 1
        Plagiarism Video 2

        Daily Objectives:  Students will read, discuss and analyze information from articles, analyze, and think critically about online context, using written (Blog post), graphic, pictorial, or multi-media methods, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 6 out of 12 on the project rubric.

        Do Now: Search for the definition for the Word of the Day and capture it in citelighter, then paraphrase it in your own words.  
        Word of the Day: Plagiarism

        Watch the Video on Plagiarism  Plagiarism Explained
        - Take the Quiz at Engrade 
        Don't Plagiarizzle
         
        Plagiarism checker

        Read: https://unplag.com/blog/the-nine-circles-of-plagiarism-hell-infographic/
        Integrity Matters
        Citing and Documenting 
        Copyright Kids 

        Question of the Day: Is plagiarism immoral? Is plagiarism illegal? How do you feel about copying someone elses work and using it on your Blog? Is this something you would do? What does this say about your character if you do or if you don't? What will others think of you? Do you think there are consequences even if you do not get caught? Why? (Write 100 words or more)

        Add Citations to your Blog Tutorial
        Citelighter Video Tutorial
        Add the Citelighter toolbar to Firefox.  

        Plagiarism Video 1
        Plagiarism Video 2

        Daily Objectives:  Students will read, discuss and analyze information from articles, analyze, and think critically about online context, using written (Blog post), graphic, pictorial, or multi-media methods, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 6 out of 12 on the project rubric.

          Friday, September 23, 2016

          Important Policies

          There are several behaviors that are effecting student performance in class. For this reason students are not to use Cell Phones is class, listen to music, watch videos or visit a proxy site for any reason. I am asking all students to refrain from these behaviors effective immediately.

          Any student that violates any of these policies will be given a consequence. Students who violate these policies will be given a consequence on Class Dojo. This will result in - 2 points. This will reduce your class participation grade. Repeated offenders will receive Parent contact and discipline referrals.

          The following policies are in effect immediately.
          1. Do not use a Cell Phones
          2. Do not listen to music
          3. Do not watch videos
          4. Never visit a proxy site (This is violation of the EOSD Internet Use Policy


          Thursday, September 22, 2016

          9/22 Does Technology Make Us More Alone? & Are You Distracted by Technology?

           


          https://classflow.com/activfoundation/resource/downloadResourceFile?resourceId=a61cdf6fbb584d8c863515d24ab0745c&resourceFileType=CONVERTEDDo Now: Search for the definition for the Word of the Day and capture it in citelighter, then paraphrase it in your own words.  
          Word of the Day: Disruptions

          Read: Does Technology Make Us More Alone?
          Does Technology Make Us More Alone? Audio
          Question of the Day: Technology is supposed to make us more connected. We can stay in touch with our friends all the time on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr, and, of course, by texting. But are our smartphones actually getting in the way of real socializing? Could technology be making us more alone?
          • Does technology make us more alone? Do you find yourself surrounded by people who are staring at their screens instead of having face-to-face conversations? Are you ever guilty of doing that, too?
          • Is our obsession with documenting everything through photographs and videos preventing us from living in the moment?
          • Do you ever try to put your phone down to be more present with the people in the room?
          • Do you have rules for yourself or for your friends or family about when and how you use technology in social situations? If not, do you think you should?
          • Do you think smartphones will continue to intrude more into our private and social spaces, or do you think society is beginning to push back?

          Write 300 of your own words or more. 
          Use the questions as a guide.  
          You do not have to write the question. 
          Just write the answers as a narrative
          Check your spelling and grammar. 

          Daily Objectives: Students will read, discuss and analyze information from articles, analyze, and think critically about online context, using written (Blog post), graphic, pictorial, or multi-media methods, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 6 out of 12 on the project rubric.

          https://classflow.com/activfoundation/resource/downloadResourceFile?resourceId=ba7160ab334f47cea8dfcbfe4500cf68&resourceFileType=CONVERTEDDo Now: Search for the definition for the Word of the Day and capture it in citelighter, then paraphrase it in your own words.  
          Word of the Day: Disruptions

          Read: Does Technology Make Us More Alone?
          Does Technology Make Us More Alone? Audio
          Question of the Day: Technology is supposed to make us more connected. We can stay in touch with our friends all the time on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr, and, of course, by texting. But are our smartphones actually getting in the way of real socializing? Could technology be making us more alone?
          • Does technology make us more alone? Do you find yourself surrounded by people who are staring at their screens instead of having face-to-face conversations? Are you ever guilty of doing that, too?
          • Is our obsession with documenting everything through photographs and videos preventing us from living in the moment?
          • Do you ever try to put your phone down to be more present with the people in the room?
          • Do you have rules for yourself or for your friends or family about when and how you use technology in social situations? If not, do you think you should?
          • Do you think smartphones will continue to intrude more into our private and social spaces, or do you think society is beginning to push back?
          Write 300 of your own words or more.
          Use the questions as a guide.  
          You do not have to write the question. 
          Just write the answers as a narrative
          Check your spelling and grammar.

          Daily Objectives:  Students will read, discuss and analyze information from articles, analyze, and think critically about online context, using written (Blog post), graphic, pictorial, or multi-media methods, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 6 out of 12 on the project rubric.

          Do Now: Search for the definition for the Word of the Day and capture it in citelighter, then paraphrase it in your own words.  
          Word of the Day: Distracted


          Video: Cell Phones in Class
           
          Read: Are You Distracted by Technology?  
          Technology Changing How Students Learn, Teachers Say
          • Are you distracted by technology? Are smartphones, texting, video games, iPads, Facebook, Web surfing and television getting in the way of your learning?
          • Has digital technology shortened your attention span?
          • Do you suffer from a “Wikipedia problem”? Are you likely to give up when you can’t find an answer quickly?
          • Do you find reality less interesting than what you’re doing and viewing on a screen?
          • How much time do you spend each day in front of a screen?
          • Do you think technology is getting in the way of your ability to write and communicate face to face?
          • Is technology distracting you from your homework?
          Write 300 of your own words or more.
          Use the questions as a guide.  
          You do not have to write the question. 
          Just write the answers as a narrative
          Check your spelling and grammar. 

          Daily Objectives:  Students will read, discuss and analyze information from articles, analyze, and think critically about online context, using written (Blog post), graphic, pictorial, or multi-media methods, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 6 out of 12 on the project rubric.

            Wednesday, September 21, 2016

            9/22 Pretest

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            Go to Engrade. 
             
            Log into Engrade: 
            Use your old account
            New students use whole name and Lunch / ID number
            Eddie Murphy's account would be:
            • eddiemurphy
            • Lunch / ID number

            Click on your class (CIT# Period#).  
            • Click on More / Quizzes. 
            • Take open the Pretest. 
            • Only one attempt per student per pretest.
            • You will be given a participation grade.



            Tuesday, September 20, 2016

            9/21 Digital Footprint Part 3



            https://classflow.com/activfoundation/resource/downloadResourceFile?resourceId=a61cdf6fbb584d8c863515d24ab0745c&resourceFileType=CONVERTEDDo Now: Search for the definition for the Word of the Day and capture it in citelighter, then paraphrase it in your own words.  
            https://classflow.com/activfoundation/resource/downloadResourceFile?resourceId=ba7160ab334f47cea8dfcbfe4500cf68&resourceFileType=CONVERTEDWord of the Day: Digital Footprint

            Part 1

            1. What is your footprint?

            A. Visit this introduction to a Digital Footprint from TeacherTube and then the Common Sense Media video  about the impact of Digital Footprints.

            B. Read the following 11 tips for students to manage their own footprint. 

            C. Click this link to participate in a Digital Footprint Survey  and
            it will open in a new window which you can close and return here. 

            Click here for the survey results. 

            Part 2

            D. Next download this Digital Footprint Document.

            • Make a list of sites you visit a lot.
            • Copy and paste or drag and drop images from your social networking sites (Twitter, FaceBook), gaming sites, shopping sites, learning sites.
            • Organize your icons on the foot image, you may want to put the sites you visit most in the toes or make them larger.
            • Take a Screen Shot (Command-Shift-4) of your Footprint.  Post on your Blog.
            Question of the Day:  Write a 50 or more words on the same post as your digital footprint.

            Now that you have learned about some Top Tips, think about the tips that impact your own activity online.  Create a list of 3 safety tips on your Blog that stuck in your mind. Make your own Title.

            Part 3
            How many icons can you identify?
            How many of these sites have you visited? Make a list of all the  sites you visited.
            Daily Objectives:  Students will read, discuss and analyze information from articles, analyze, and think critically about online context, using written (Blog post), graphic, pictorial, or multi-media methods, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 6 out of 12 on the project rubric.

            Do Now: Search for the definition for the Word of the Day and capture it in citelighter, then paraphrase it in your own words.  
            Word of the Day: Distract, Multitask

            Texting and Walking Illegal in New Jersey
            Texting and Walking Accidents 
            Texting and Walking Parody

            Multitasking with a cell phone not only can put their safety at risk, as the commercial showed, but it also can annoy people around them. Cell phones can distract people from other important tasks.
            Question of the Day:

            Part 2   Write a least 100 words
            • Do you think the NJ Bill should become a law?
            • Write a letter to your State representative urging them to vote for or against the Bill?
            • Compliment on 2 or more Blog Posts.

            Daily Objectives:
            Students will..
            • learn that cell phones are powerful, convenient tools for communication
            • identify situations in which using cell phones can be rude or distracting 
            • reflect on the benefits of focusing on one task at a time

            Monday, September 19, 2016

            9/20 Digital Foot Print Part 2



            https://classflow.com/activfoundation/resource/downloadResourceFile?resourceId=a61cdf6fbb584d8c863515d24ab0745c&resourceFileType=CONVERTEDDo Now: Search for the definition for the Word of the Day and capture it in citelighter, then paraphrase it in your own words.  
            https://classflow.com/activfoundation/resource/downloadResourceFile?resourceId=ba7160ab334f47cea8dfcbfe4500cf68&resourceFileType=CONVERTEDWord of the Day: Digital Footprint

            Part 1

            1. What is your footprint?

            A. Visit this introduction to a Digital Footprint from TeacherTube and then the Common Sense Media video  about the impact of Digital Footprints.

            B. Read the following 11 tips for students to manage their own footprint. 

            C. Click this link to participate in a Digital Footprint Survey  and
            it will open in a new window which you can close and return here. 

            Click here for the survey results. 

            Part 2

            D. Next download this Digital Footprint Document.

            • Make a list of sites you visit a lot.
            • Copy and paste or drag and drop images from your social networking sites (Twitter, FaceBook), gaming sites, shopping sites, learning sites.
            • Organize your icons on the foot image, you may want to put the sites you visit most in the toes or make them larger.
            • Take a Screen Shot (Command-Shift-4) of your Footprint.  Post on your Blog.
            Question of the Day:  Write a 50 or more words on the same post as your digital footprint.

            Now that you have learned about some Top Tips, think about the tips that impact your own activity online.  Create a list of 3 safety tips on your Blog that stuck in your mind. Make your own Title.

            Daily Objectives:  Students will read, discuss and analyze information from articles, analyze, and think critically about online context, using written (Blog post), graphic, pictorial, or multi-media methods, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 6 out of 12 on the project rubric.

            Do Now: Search for the definition for the Word of the Day and capture it in citelighter, then paraphrase it in your own words.  
            Word of the Day: Distract, Multitask

            Texting and Walking Illegal in New Jersey
            Texting and Walking Accidents 
            Texting and Walking Parody

            Multitasking with a cell phone not only can put their safety at risk, as the commercial showed, but it also can annoy people around them. Cell phones can distract people from other important tasks.
            Question of the Day:

            Part 2   Write a least 100 words
            • Do you think the NJ Bill should become a law?
            • Write a letter to your State representative urging them to vote for or against the Bill?
            • Compliment on 2 or more Blog Posts.

            Daily Objectives:
            Students will..
            • learn that cell phones are powerful, convenient tools for communication
            • identify situations in which using cell phones can be rude or distracting 
            • reflect on the benefits of focusing on one task at a time