Task 3: Ethical Use of Information Infographic
I created this infographic on student plagiarism as a supplement to my ethical use discussion in the Task 2 collaborative lesson. I used Piktochart for this task, a web 2.0 tool I've used often over the last few years. For the 8th graders on the receiving end of this lesson, I really wanted to cover why ethical use is important and why students often feel tempted to plagiarize. I used my infographic not only to address those issues but also to suggest how students could take a long-term view on the consequences of plagiarizing. Since students often don't take this form of cheating seriously or realize that using sources ethically is important to scholarship and academic development, I wanted to emphasize those issues in addition to the the different types of plagiarism. Students seemed receptive to this discussion and will have access to this infographic via their OneNote class notebooks throughout the year.