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Stadium Library Lessons: Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship is all about

THINKing before you act online.  

Intellectual Property Vocabulary

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

The Acceptable Use Policy

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.  

Web Vocabulary

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