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Lesson Plans (7) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (3) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Informational Materials (7) Textual information containing useful facts or information.
Interactives/Games (2) A learning object that requires a user's involvement. Learning Activities (1) Any activity that would enhance a lesson or unit in order to help the learner master an objective 
and/or acquire a skill.  Examples include, but are not limited to, online tutorials, experiments, 
demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Teacher Tools (2) An extensive set of online resource tools teachers can use to enhance student learning or increase teacher productivity often useful across grade levels and/or subject areas (Aligned to professional learning standards instead of content standards).


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The copyright site
http://thecopyrights...
This site is dedicated to helping educators everywhere in the United States understand the issue of copyright.

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Cyberbullying: Crossing the Line (6-8)
http://www.commonsen...
This Common Sense Media lesson includes step-by-step instructions for teachers as they guide students through activities and discussion questions. Students watch the documentary-style video “Stacey’s Story – When Rumors Escalate,” in which a girl reflects on what it was like to be the target of cyberbullying. Students will analyze online bullying behaviors that “cross the line,” describe the various ways that students can be cyberbullied, adopt the point of view of teens who have been cyberbullied, and offer solutions.

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Cyberbullying: Be Upstanding (6-8)
http://www.commonsen...
This Common Sense Media lesson includes step-by-step instructions for teachers as they guide students through activities and discussion questions. Students reflect on what it means to be brave and to stand up for others. They fill out the "Why Care? Student Handout", create a diagram of the players involved, and generate ideas about how bystanders can become upstanders. They then identify concrete solutions for dealing with cyberbullying situations.

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Online Scams and Schemes (6-8)
http://www.commonsen...
This common sense media lesson includes step-by-step instructions for teachers as they guide students through activities and discussion questions. Students learn about identity theft, what kinds of information identity thieves want, and what can be done with that information. Students then analyze phony emails and identify tricks that identity thieves use online. Finally, they create a phishing email that includes the features that they have learned about, and see if classmates can identify the scams.

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Rights, Remixes, and Respect
http://www.commonsen...
This Common Sense Media lesson includes step-by-step instructions for teachers as they guide students through activities and discussion questions. Students review their knowledge of copyright and fair use and then examine a case study involving the appropriation of music by a popular band. Students form groups in which they role-play different stakeholders in the music industry and then debate the ethical and legal issues involved in using other people’s creative work in practices such as remixes and sampling.

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Rework, Reuse, Remix (6-8)
http://www.commonsen...
This Common Sense Media lesson includes step-by-step instructions for teachers as they guide students through activities and discussion questions related to fair use of creative content. This lesson will help students identify the key points required for a creative work to fall under fair use, judge whether or not the two case studies can be called fair use, and understand the value of fair use by reworking and remixing copyrighted material in a collage or video. *Downloading worksheets or materials requires creating a free account with Common Sense Media.

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Internet Safety for Kids
http://www.gcflearnf...
Information on this site is created for kids. Lessons provide information about internet safety including online predators, scams, cyberbullying, and more.

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Glogster
https://sites.google...
Glogster EDU connects teachers to their students with Web 2.0 multi-sensory learning experiences that can be easily integrated into traditionally text-oriented subjects. Glogster is a tool that allows users to create posters to express information. They are multi-media posters that can include text, images, and video. Students will also love to create their own glogs! Instead of printing our pictures and messing with scissors and glue, images and video can be added right to their glogs. They can express an event in history, a science concept, characters in a story, or math concepts.Educators who use Glogster EDU have access to a wide range of creative resources, differentiated instructional activities, assessment opportunities, and so much more. To sign up, visit http://edu.glogster.com. You may also visit our class glog at http://kerrymoore.edu.glogster.com.

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Taking the Mystery out of Copyright
http://www.loc.gov/t...
Students will complete an interactive lesson about copyright. The lesson includes a video and interactive learning.

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Keeping Kids Safe Online
http://www.commonsen...
This 3:21 long video provides rules for keeping safe online. A print-out of the rules would be a great take-home assignment to be signed by a parent.

Informational Materials


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The copyright site
http://thecopyrights...
This site is dedicated to helping educators everywhere in the United States understand the issue of copyright.

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Social Safety
http://www.socialsaf...
Social Safety is an effort to educate US teens on the dangers of social networking.

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Stop Cyberbulling
http://www.stopcyber...
A website with a variety of resources on cyberbullying for teachers, students and parents.

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NetSmartz
http://www.netsmartz...
Educational resource from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Discusses various Internet safety topics.

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Glogster
https://sites.google...
Glogster EDU connects teachers to their students with Web 2.0 multi-sensory learning experiences that can be easily integrated into traditionally text-oriented subjects. Glogster is a tool that allows users to create posters to express information. They are multi-media posters that can include text, images, and video. Students will also love to create their own glogs! Instead of printing our pictures and messing with scissors and glue, images and video can be added right to their glogs. They can express an event in history, a science concept, characters in a story, or math concepts.Educators who use Glogster EDU have access to a wide range of creative resources, differentiated instructional activities, assessment opportunities, and so much more. To sign up, visit http://edu.glogster.com. You may also visit our class glog at http://kerrymoore.edu.glogster.com.

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Creative Commmons Search
http://search.creati...
Find content that you can share, use, and remix. "Our mission: Creative Commons develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation." "If you want to give people the right to share, use, and even build upon a work you’ve created, you should consider publishing it under a Creative Commons license. CC gives you flexibility (for example, you can choose to allow only non-commercial uses) and protects the people who use your work, so they don’t have to worry about copyright infringement, as long as they abide by the conditions you have specified. If you’re looking for content that you can freely and legally use, there is a giant pool of CC-licensed creativity available to you. There are hundreds of millions of works — from songs and videos to scientific and academic material — available to the public for free and legal use under the terms of our copyright licenses, with more being contributed every day."

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Internet Safety for Kids
http://www.gcflearnf...
Information on this site is created for kids. Lessons provide information about internet safety including online predators, scams, cyberbullying, and more.

Interactives/Games


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Taking the Mystery out of Copyright
http://www.loc.gov/t...
Students will complete an interactive lesson about copyright. The lesson includes a video and interactive learning.

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Quintura Kids Internet Search
http://quinturakids....
Quintura Kids Search is a student friendly search engine.

Learning Activities


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Scientific Method and Writing a Scientific Paper
http://biology.clc.u...
Student groups perform a literature review and design an experiment, following all steps of the scientific method, to answer a proposed question, analyze their "data", and write a conclusion and bibliography section. A grading sheet is included.

Teacher Tools


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Cyberbullying: Crossing the Line (6-8)
http://www.commonsen...
This Common Sense Media lesson includes step-by-step instructions for teachers as they guide students through activities and discussion questions. Students watch the documentary-style video “Stacey’s Story – When Rumors Escalate,” in which a girl reflects on what it was like to be the target of cyberbullying. Students will analyze online bullying behaviors that “cross the line,” describe the various ways that students can be cyberbullied, adopt the point of view of teens who have been cyberbullied, and offer solutions.

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Creative Commmons Search
http://search.creati...
Find content that you can share, use, and remix. "Our mission: Creative Commons develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation." "If you want to give people the right to share, use, and even build upon a work you’ve created, you should consider publishing it under a Creative Commons license. CC gives you flexibility (for example, you can choose to allow only non-commercial uses) and protects the people who use your work, so they don’t have to worry about copyright infringement, as long as they abide by the conditions you have specified. If you’re looking for content that you can freely and legally use, there is a giant pool of CC-licensed creativity available to you. There are hundreds of millions of works — from songs and videos to scientific and academic material — available to the public for free and legal use under the terms of our copyright licenses, with more being contributed every day."

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