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The following are notes from a lesson designed by Ms. Newburger.
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The IB Academic Honesty Policy that YOU signed at the beginning of the year states that you agree NOT to plagiarize. As you get older, this becomes very important and potentially costly in school and in life (failure, fines, removal of your posted video or other creations, etc) Journalists have been fired for plaigiarizing. People have lost their jobs for it. People have had to pay millions of dollars for it. You want to avoid it! Here's how:
What is plaigiarism?
How can I avoid accidentally plagiarizing?
Do I have to cite something if it's common knowledge?
No. For example, you don't have to cite the dictionary if you look up how to spell a word but you DO have to cite the dictionary you use if you look up a word's definition as those can differ slightly. but when in doubt, cite it anyway!
Which resources should I use and cite when researching for school?
See credible sources lessons or
just use pre-Vetted academically trustworthy sources found at NcWise Owl (on the student portal)
Which images are free to use? ( you must still cite them!!)
What is the best method for citing when I want to credit a source?
Follow your teacher's instructions on the required way to credit sources used for your product. How you give credit depends on the product. (reserach paper, video, etc) Different ways to cite sources include:
How do I find the necessary information about a source to include when writing up credit for a citation?
You'll first want to ask your teacher if you should to use APA, MLA or other then use:
NCWISEOWL: Trustworthy Academic Sources that are Easy to CIte!
Step 1. Go to NCWISEOWL.org or click the button you see at the Student Portal below
Step 2: Select Middle School (you are welcome to check out the other grades as well or sort by subject)
Step 3: Select the tool you want to use (Start with Brittanica School if you aren't sure where to start but it's worth clicking around one day when you're not in a hurry. Lots of good stuff)
Step 4: Enter the topic you are researching. Put quotes around your search terms to focus your results. Then click if you want images, articles, videos, magazines, web sites etc.
Step 5: Read the results and REPEAT as necessary until you find information and results you are satisifed with.(Go up or down a level (1,2,3 in photo above)if you aren't happy, change the lexile at bottom right, move from middle to elementary or high back at Step 2, etc) When you find something you want to use, click on it as below.
Click the check box marked "cite"
Copy the citation in the style you need (MLA, APA, etc in the dropdown arrow box) and paste it into your research along with the image or note. (I recommend both drafting and taking notes using Google Docs, Google Slides, or other Google Drive product)
How to find Credible Sources on the web
Plagiarism videos used in this lesson
Directions for transferring ownership of files from your old Gaggle account to your new Google account are at the very bottom of this page. (slideshow)
Chromebook Do's and Dont's
Click here to read the Student A-Z guide of all you need to know about your new Chromebook and 1:1 procedures at Piedmont. Questions? See Ms. Gurthie or Ms. Newburger in the Media Center.
1:1 New Google Drive Accounts
NOTE! You must go to your old gaggle account and make your NEW GAFE account the OWNER if you want to keep the tranferred work forever!
Your new Chromebook comes with a new Google Apps for Education account and email. It will be a CMS managed account just like your old Gaggle account.
This post will help you port over your existing files into your New google Drive Account.
Begin by signing into your old Google Drive account (the same way you sign into the old Chromebooks)
then look at the two photos below. If your screen looks like the first photo BELOW, follow the OLD DRIVE steps. If your screen looks like the second photo, scroll down to the new drive steps.
Note that anything you do under your OLD gaggle address login (Google Classroom or other) will not be in your new account unless you throw it into the oldies/transfer file before June.
You will also need to "add to my drive" any shared or incoming items you wish to save.
Student Deployment Video- Initial Login and File Transfer Instructions:
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