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FRIT 7739 - practicum

Helena Wallace
Collaborative Digital Citizenship lesson

Avoiding Plagiarism on the Internet

Part I: Identification of Learning Problem and Learner Analysis

Target Audience

The target audience consists a class of 14 students enrolled in a 9th grade History class in a Title-
1 school in Habersham County, Georgia. All students are between the ages of 14 and 15. This
group of students includes 1 African-American, 2 one or more races, 3 Hispanic, and 8
Caucasians. Among these students, 3 have been diagnosed with a learning disability and 2 with
special needs. There are 7 girls, and 7 boys and 3 of them have 1 parent whose primary language
is not English. Table 1.1 shows the demographics of Ms. Gates 9th grade History class.

Table 1.1
student der Ethnicity Accomodations

student 1 B White, non Hispanic origin IEP - small group, extra time
student 2 B White, non Hispanic origin Regular Ed.
student 3 B White, non Hispanic origin Regular Ed
student 4 B White, non Hispanic origin Regular Ed.
student 5 B African American, not of Hispanic origin Regular Ed.
student 6 B Hispanic origin Regular Ed
504, Tier 2, reading and math- small
group testing, test read out loud, extra
student 7 B Two or more races time

IEP - small group testing, notes of

student 8 G White, non Hispanic origin material, extra time
student 9 G White, non Hispanic origin Regular Ed.
student 10 G Two or more races Regular Ed.
student 11 G White, non Hispanic origin Regular Ed.

504, Tier 2, reading - small group

student 12 G Hispanic origin testing, test read out loud, extra time
student 13 G White, non Hispanic origin 504, RTI - extra time
student 14 G Hispanic origin Regular Ed

Problem Identification

Ms. Gates is a 9th-grade teacher who teaches a history class, and as part of her semester grades,
she assigns students research projects and presentations about several themes. One of the primary
resources for these projects is the internet, and unfortunately, students are using these resources
without any regard for authors ownership rights. When I approached her about creating a lesson
that dealt with plagiarism and citation of sources from the Internet, she was entirely on board,
and we began to look for resources.

Instructional Goals

Learners will:
● Take a pre-test about the rules when using the internet.
● Go to a Weebly created by the teacher to complete an online class on Plagiarism.
● Take a post-test (same as pre-test) after going through the online class.
● Complete a research project and use all the knowledge gain from this class

Part II: Task Analysis

Task Analysis Outline for collaborative lesson

1. Students will be given a pre-test to evaluate their Internet knowledge. Each student will receive a paper version
of this test, and the teacher will collect them so she can, at the end of the course, compare
responses and gain of knowledge.
2. Go to the online Weebly page

2.1. Once on that page, go to the student’s Lesson tab and

press the button “Direct Link to Slide Presentation.”

2.2. Students will be reminded to take detailed notes as they watch the powerpoint so
they can complete a post-test evaluation.

3. Inside the presentation slides

3.1. On the right top side of the PowerPoint, hit the button that says “Present” and
watch the presentation.
3.2. Read slide 1, 2, 3, 4, and on slide 5 after reading the information on that page
watch the video.
3.3. Watch the video on slide 6, 7, and visit the websites on slide 8.

4. After reading and watching the slides and videos, go back to your Weebly tab and press

the “PowerPoint test” button to take the post-test quiz. This test is an

online test that will go straight to your teacher’s inbox so make sure you submit it
once you are done.

5. After this online class, students will use this knowledge to finish an online presentation
about Ancient civilizations (Maya, Aztec, or Inca)

Part III: Development of Assessments

Lesson 1: Avoiding Plagiarism on the Internet

Objective 1: The learner will complete an online class on a Weebly.

Objective 1A. The learner will take a paper and pencil test about the internet.
Objective 1B. The learner will watch a presentation with videos that explains ownership
of information on the web and how to use it in correct and legal ways.
Objective 1C. The learner will take a post test

1.1 - The learner will take a pre-test that will give the teacher a baseline on what students know
about plagiarism and using internet resources to help their research process.
1.2 - The learner will go through an online class, read the information, watch the videos, and take
detailed notes.
1.3 - The learner will take a post-test that will count as the final evaluation for the course.

UDL Principles:
● Multiple Means of Representation: The learner is offered ways of customizing the
display of information by receiving an audio version of the PowerPoint.

Lesson 2: Using what we learned

Objectives 2: The learner will complete a class project.

Objective 2A. The learner will use the knowledge from the online class to create a
presentation about Ancient civilizations (Maya, Aztec, or Inca)

1.1 - The learner will finish an online presentation and will be evaluate on how the project comes
together, the quality of the sources, and how resources are cited.

UDL Principles:
● Multiple Means of Representation: The learner will receive a checklist that tells exactly
what students need to cover in order to get maximum points on their presentations.

Assessment Examples
This quiz will be used as a Pre and a Post-test evaluation to assess students knowledge about
Internet rules and on how to avoid plagiarism.

I - Plagiarism test

Make sure you finish the Google presentation and take detailed notes before completing this
quiz.* Required

All information found on the Internet is free to use as we see fit.

❏ True
❏ False
Which one of these situations is plagiarism? *
❏ Copy a passage from a book and give credit to the author.
❏ Buying a song and downloading it to your phone and computer.
❏ Using your old paper, changing the title and passing it off as a new project.
You do not have to cite your source if you paraphrase the words *
❏ True
❏ False
Common knowledge information such as "the sky is blue" does not need a citation *
❏ True
❏ False
Information used in your papers or presentations that is retrieved from blogs or websites does not
need to be cited *
❏ True
❏ False
If you use a passage from a book or research paper you only need to use "" marks, no citations
are needed *
❏ true
❏ False
If you do not know how to cite your material you can just leave the citations off of your paper. *
❏ True
❏ False
Where should the citation be: *
❏ Only at the end of your paper or presentation (reference page)
❏ Only next to the work that you used from another author (in-text citation)
❏ Next to the work that you used from another author (in-text citation) and at the end
(reference page)
In which situation can you make use of "Fair use" material *
❏ Share a copy of my favorite songs with my best friend for free
❏ Use my favorite song or picture in a school project
❏ Add a picture of my favorite actor to my twitter page
❏ Use the choreograph step of a dance that I saw in a video for a show at my local dance

Additional resources

2 - Audio link to the test
This audio recording of the test will help the students that need the accomodations for test

3 - Link to PowerPoint on Plagiarism

4 - Audio link to PowerPoint slides

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