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Technology Usage Agreement - Parent/Guardian
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Technology Usage Guidelines (Board Policy)

 

​Copyright
Citation Machine​Tool created by David Warlick of The Landmark Project to create MLA citations; you can paste a URL in the search box and it will create citation for you
Citation Maker​Tool from OSLIS to create a bibliography or works cited list of research sources following the MLA 7th edition standard citation format
Cite Fast​Cite fast is an easy to use web tool for creating citations. Students can utilize it to generate citations in different formats: APA (6th edition), MAL (7th edition), or Chicago (16th edition). The site provides a wide variety of features citation creation super easy and all for free. Some of these features include: automatic look up of journals, books and webpages; easy cut and paste and exporting to MS Word; In-text citation generator with guide and many more.
Copyright 101: A Simple Video Lesson in Licenses
CopyrightBasic information
Copyright Guidelines for Teachers and StudentsPlease read this information and share with your students before starting any research or class project.​
Copyright KidsDesigned to teach students about copyright
Taking the Mystery Out of CopyrightFrom the Library of Congress; geared for students
Ten Big Myths About Copyright  ExplainedLearn about misconceptions surrounding copyright

 

​Digital Ethics & Internet Safety
​​The 5 Golden Rules for Kids Online Safety​A visual from British Council features '5 golden rules' designed to help parents and carers help their children enjoy social media in a safe digital environment
​5 Must Read Guides on Social Media Use for Parents and Teachers​5 must-read guides  to help teachers and parents better understand the risk and affordances of some  social media websites
9 Features of a Good Digital Citizen Students Should Know About​A visual from ISTE on the concept of digital citizenship
15 Essential Netiquette Guidelines to Share with Your Students​A quick round-up of 15 netiquette rules
Cyber SmartFacts about cyberbullying
Cyberbullying ResearchResources for teaching about cyberbullying
CybernetiquetteInteractive site to learn about online safety by Disney
Digital Passport​An excellent web tool and mobile app designed for students in grade 3-5 to educate them on the fundamentals of digital citizenship and help them stay safe while using the net.
Google Safety Center​Discover the Top 5 Google safety features designed to help you keep your family safe online.
Google's Poster on Cyber Safety​A great poster assembled by Google which you can use in class with students
Kids Against BullyingGames, videos, polls, real life stories and more
NetSmartzKids​Lessons and activities about cybersafety from the Center for Missing and Exploited Children; geared for Elementary students
NSTeens​Lessons and activities about cybersafetyfrom the Center for Missing and Exploited Children; geared for Middle & High School students
Thats Not CoolTips and resources for preventing and dealing with cyber bullying
A Thin LineTeach students to identify, respond, and stop digital abuse
Tools for Teaching Cyber EthicsInformative article; includes Ten Commandments of Computer Use; teaching suggestions; links

 

​Plagiarism
7 Good Resources for Avoiding, Preventing, and Detecting Plagiarism​Updated collection of resources for teaching students to how to avoid plagiarism along as well as resources for preventing and detecting plagiarism
Exploring Plagiarism, Copyright, and ParaphrasingFrom Read, Write, Think; lesson plans and resources
Plagiarism 101Information about online plagiarism
You Quote It, You Note ItInteractive tutorial on plagiarism

 

Social Networking (Information For Parents)
ConnectSafelyParents, teens, educators, and advocates learning about safe, civil use of Web 2.0 together
Facebook Privacy GuideArts Technica guides you through Facebook’s privacy settings
Social Networking Tips for ParentsTips for parents on social networking
What is Facebook?Newbie’s Guide
What Parents Should KnowNational Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s (NCMEC)

 

Websites for Public Domain Images

Creative Commons Content SearchSearch.creativecommons.org is not a search engine, but rather offers convenient access to search services provided by other independent organizations.  Do not assume that the results displayed in this search portal are under a CC license. You should always verify that the work is actually under a CC license by following the link.  If you are in doubt you should contact the copyright holder directly, or try to contact the site where you found the content.
Every Stock PhotoThis is a search engine for free photos. These come from many sources and are license-specific. You can view a photo's license by clicking on the license icon, below and left of photos. Membership is free and allows you to rate, tag, collect and comment on photos.   (From Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, March 18, 2014 http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/03/3-great-websites-for-free-public.html)
Flickr CommonsI​mages that have been contributed by more than five dozen libraries and museums around the world; the images are mostly historical in nature
Pic4Learning​Pics4Learning is an open project where anyone ( particularly photographers ) can join in and add their photos. The library counts thousands of free images which are all approved for classroom use. These images are also indexed and stored into different categories making it easy for teachers and students to browse and search through them. Have a look and share with us if you know of other similar copyright friendly image resources.   (From Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, March 18, 2014 http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/03/3-great-websites-for-free-public.html)
Pixabay​On Pixabay you may find and share images free of copyrights. All pictures are published under Creative Commons public domain deed CC0.You can copy, modify, distribute and use the images, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission and without paying attribution. However, depicted content may still be protected by trademarks, publicity or privacy rights. (From Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, March 18, 2014 http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/03/3-great-websites-for-free-public.html)
Smithsonian Galaxy of Images​You may download low-resolution images directly from the web site for personal, research or study purposes for free. This includes classroom use and student projects. It does NOT include using images to populate online courses (even if password protected). For this type of use and any nonprofit or commercial publication (i.e. book, journal, magazine, newspaper, brochure, newsletter, annual report, etc.), CD-ROM, broadcast, website, exhibition, and promotional material you will need to contact Smithsonian Institution Libraries for the appropriate permissions and licenses.
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