Digital Citizenship is all about
THINKing before you act online.
Intellectual Property is ....
Citation: Credit given to source resources used like books or websites
Copyright: Legal protection that gives the creator of an original work the exclusive right to publish and distribute that work. Copyright only lasts for a certain amount of time; after teh time is over, the work will eneter the public domain.
Fair Use: Allows the limited use of copyrighted materials for certain purposes (usually educational) without paying a fee or obtaining permission
Paraphrase: Using your own words to express some else's ideas or to retell something
Plagiarism: An idea or information taken from some else and used as one's own
Public Domain: Content that is not owned nor controlled by anyone. Items in the public domain are free of copyright and can be freely used, distributed, and adapted.
Responsible Use: Using information and media (photos, music, etc.) correctly and ethically within the laws of copyright
Blog: an online diary or journal entries posted on the internet
Database: a collection of information stored on a computer and organized to make any part of it searchable (ex. World Book Online, RICAT)
Download: to transfer data or programs from a server or host computer to one's own computer or electronic device
URL: (Uniform Resource Locator) website address, starts with http or www.
Website: a group of World Wide Web pages usually containing a homepage and hyperlinks to each other and made available online
Wiki: a Hawaiian word meaning quick - a website that allows visitors to make changes, contributions, or corrections to the information
An Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) states the rules for students using technology at school.
"It is a privilege, not a right, to use the CPSnet and the information resources found on the network and on the internet."
The Cranston Public School's AUP reminds students of Acceptable Use of Technology:
1. Personal Safety: Keep personal information private
2. Illegal Activities: Obey school rules and the law when online
3. Security: Keep passwords private and report computer viruses
4. Communication: Be polite, kind, and respectful to others online
5. Respect Privacy: Only access your own account and files
6. Respect Resource Limits: Use school computers for educational purposes only
7. Plagiarism and Copyright: Put it in your own words, cite your sources
8. Access to Material: Only use appropriate information and only for valid reasons
Use this interactive PowerPoint to agree to the terms of the Acceptable Use Policy.