Project Overview

 We have developed a unit on digital citizenship for students in middle school aged 10-14.  For this unit we have broken it into two weeks.  Week one will be on plagiarism, copyright, and creative commons.  Week two will be on online etiquette and cyberbullying.  The students will learn about each theme over a course of days.  After the two themes have been examined, students will complete a final project related to the goals.  To see more about the activities, assignments, and assessments, please view other pages.

Project Overview



The unit will take place in a class setting.  The students will be in grades 5-8 or aged 10-14.  The students will all have access to a computer in the school through either a mobile lab or a lab that they can go to.  The students will also have access to a computer and the internet outside of the classroom to complete some assignments on their own.  It is also assumed that the students have had previous experience exploring and using digital camcorders. 


The students will advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology.


This goal came from the International Society for Technology Education's (ISTE) 2007 National Education Technology Standards (NETS) for students.    



1.  The students will be able to define and give examples of plagiarism.

2.  The students will be able to define and give examples of "fair use" and copyright.

3.  The students will be able to identify situations where bullying, including cyberbullying, are present.

4.  The students will be able to reflect on and brainstorm solutions to cyberbullying situations.

5.  The students will demonstrate and put into practice proper online etiquette.