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1 Author: Angie Sheets Grade Levels: 6-12 Curriculum: Internet Safety, Research, Digital Citizenship Description: This is an interactive lesson for collaborative groups that addresses current online safety issues, copyright, citing sources, and effective use of the internet for research. Last Modified: 06/29/09

2 With this Web Quest, you will be taking what you learn and creating artifacts that will: encourage others to use the internet safely and give suggestions on how to get good grades on assignments that use the internet! I will be hosting a contest and the winners will have their work posted on the class website. The categories include : internet safety, searching for information, copyright, & citing your sources.

3 This is your chance to have your artwork, videos, handouts, newsletters, or news broadcasts posted on the internet! Follow the links for the four categories in this Web Quest and enter your chosen activity in our class web site contest. Winners work will be featured on the web site and could be hung within the building. Winners work will also be neat, easy to understand, and creative! Your ACTIVITIES will be graded using a rubric, which is on the Evaluation page.

4 You will visit each link in the four categories below and learn as much as you can on the topic. You are welcome to search other sites that you think may be helpful, but please write down each web address you choose to use. Please complete one activity for each topic and enter them in the contest. Winners will be chosen from each category. Artifacts can also be displayed throughout the building. If you do not wish for your artifacts to be publicly displayed, please have a private conference with your teacher. All artifacts should be labeled on the back. You should include : 1. first and last name, 2. Category, 3. and one paragraph that describes your activity and artifact. Please click on a category and lets get started! Internet Safety Searching for Information Copyright Citing your Sources

5 So, how do I know what behavior is safe and what is not? Print a copy of these rules and discuss in your group what personal information is. Internet Safety Rules Suggestions for SafetySuggestions for Safety, a PowerPoint by Deborah Durr Internet safety is very important to people of all ages. These days, it is more important than ever! View these three videos to see what has happened to real teens. Cyber bullying, Parts 1-3 Terrible Texts Private Profiles Profile Penalty There are also people who are not who they say they are. SNL Skit You Never Know Who You Are Talking To Now that you are an expert on Internet Safety, you may choose 1 activity to turn in for the contest, or you may visit another topic: Searching for Information, Copyright, Citing your Sources or Click here to go to ACTIVITIES page.Searching for Information,Copyright,Citing your SourcesClick here to go to ACTIVITIES page. Picture from g/01158/home.html

6 Sometimes, we dont know where to start when we need to do research. Googling is not always the best way. If you are starting a project, try letting NoodleTools guide you. They offer many different search engines that may be more helpful. NoodleToolsNoodleTools Also, it is important to know that some places may have good general information, but they should not be trusted as a reliable site if you are doing research. Wikipedia should not be used for research. It is a free encyclopedia that anyone can edit! If your next door neighbor can edit the information, should you trust it? Here are some helpful suggestions: Searching the Internet Effectively, Printable Internet Search Tips, Evaluating a Web Site, The Big 6 Strategy, Graphic Organizers for any SubjectSearching the Internet EffectivelyPrintable Internet Search Tips Evaluating a Web SiteThe Big 6 StrategyGraphic Organizers for any Subject Now that you are an expert on Searching for Information, you may choose 1 activity to turn in for the contest, or you may visit another topic: Internet Safety, Copyright, Citing your Sources or Click here to go to ACTIVITIES page. Internet Safety,Copyright,Citing your SourcesClick here to go to ACTIVITIES page.

7 Copyright is what protects people from having their work stolen. Visit the links below to learn more about copyright and have a conversation in your group about how to avoid copying someone elses work on the internet. Copyright KidsCopyright Kids, Copyright Trivia, Kids Stop Piracy, Cyber-ethics for Kids,Copyright TriviaKids Stop PiracyCyber-ethics for Kids Now that you are an expert on Copyright, you may choose 1 activity to turn in for the contest, or you may visit another topic: Internet Safety, Searching for Information Citing your Sources or Click here to go to ACTIVITIES page.Internet Safety,Searching for InformationCiting your SourcesClick here to go to ACTIVITIES page.

8 The best way to stay out of trouble when doing research is to cite your sources. These links will tell you about plagiarism and how to avoid it. Avoiding 'Cut and Paste PlagiarismAvoiding 'Cut and Paste Plagiarism, When the Writing isn't Your Own, Oops, I Plagiarized!When the Writing isn't Your OwnOops, I Plagiarized! Research 3 more websites that discuss citing your sources and write a paragraph about what you learned. Now that you are an expert on Citing your Sources, you may choose 1 activity to turn in for the contest, or you may visit another topic: Internet Safety, Copyright, Searching for Information or Click here to go to ACTIVITIES page.Internet Safety,Copyright,Searching for InformationClick here to go to ACTIVITIES page.

9 Your ACTIVITIES will be graded using a rubric. Click here to view the rubric on the EVALUATION page. Now it is time to wrap this all up and review what we have learned! Please click here to go to the CONCLUSION page. Make a flyer or brochure with Publisher or Word Write a play Give directions for The Big 6 Skills Retell in your own words why internet safety is so important Create a rap, song, or ballad Write a jingle Write a poem Rewrite the lyrics to a song so it is about one of these topics. Create a mural, poster, or drawing Create a comic strip to show internet safety or plagiarism Create a collage that speaks to safety or honesty Describe a sequence or process (citing sources or The Big 6) Analyze a situation that happened to the teens in the videos, tell how you would handle the situation. Create a sequel to one of the video clips. Design a game to show citing sources correctly. Create a role-play Construct a model or representation Build a trophy that represents honesty or internet safety to be displayed in room. Create your own Power Point about one of these topics, please research other sites. Film outside or use digital pictures from nature to create a video or slideshow. Take what you learned about internet safety and create neighborhood safety rules for little kids. You may photograph local places. Create a public service announcement about safety or plagiarism. Work with a partner or group Survey or interview others about internet safety or plagiarism Write and perform a readers theater in a group about internet safety or plagiarism Create a journal for research notes Reflect on the character from a video clip and express his or her feelings Imagine how it would feel if you were cyber-bullied, what should you do if it happens to you?

10 Now it is time to wrap this all up and review what we have learned! Please click here to go to the CONCLUSION page Use of Enhancements No graphics, video, audio, 3-D, or other enhancements are present or use of these tools is inappropriate. Limited graphics, video, audio, 3-D, or others enhancements are present but do not always enrich the learning experience. In some instances, use of these enhancements is inappropriate. Most graphics, video, audio, 3-D, or other enhancements are used appropriately to enrich the experience. For example, clips are either too long or too short to be meaningful. All graphics, video, audio, 3-D, or other enhancements are used effectively to enrich the learning experience. Enhancements contribute significantly to convey the intended meaning. Citing Resources No sources are properly cited within the project according to MLA style. *** Few sources are properly cited within the project according to MLA style. Most sources are properly cited within the project according to MLA style. All sources are properly cited within the project according to MLA style. Originality There is no evidence of new thought. There is little evidence of new thought or inventiveness. The project shows some evidence of originality and inventiveness. The project shows significant evidence of originality and inventiveness. The majority of the content and many of the ideas are fresh, original, and inventive. Subject Knowledge Subject knowledge is not evident. Information is confusing, incorrect, or flawed. Some subject knowledge is evident. Some Information is confusing, incorrect, or flawed. Subject knowledge is evident in much of the project. Most information is clear, appropriate, and correct. Subject knowledge is evident throughout the project. All information is clear, appropriate, and correct. Spelling & Grammar Project has multiple errors in spelling and/or grammar. (Four or more errors) Project minimally honors rules of spelling and/or grammar. (Three or less errors) Project adequately honors most rules of spelling and/or grammar. (Two or less errors) Project honors all rules of spelling and/or grammar

11 Never give out your personal information such as your name, address, or picture! Plan before you post anything on a profile for MySpace or FaceBook. Coaches, parents, teachers, and employers can look at those pages! Dont cheat. Its not worth it. Plaigarism is not tolerated and your there are severe consequences. I will not assign you anything I am not sure you can do successfully. Do your very best at being honest, and the rest will be easy! If you would like to leave me feedback or comments about this webquest, please visit the FEEDBACK page.FEEDBACK

12 If you would like to leave comments about the webquest, please me at If you would like to evaluate it, please use a rubric like this one… WebQuest RubricWebQuest Rubric, and me the results please.

13 This was intended for Middle School age children or older. Some of the videos may be blocked on your school server. If you give the links to your technology representative, they may be able to unlock them easily. This can be done in small chunks, or you may project bits of it to the entire class. It was intended to be done independently by my students by clicking through the links. The navigation may seem a little strange until you turn on the slide show and actually click the links. Be patient and follow it in slide show format. Please let me know if you find any great links that should be added or let me know if I left out vital information.


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