[Library Media] Tips on teaching academic honesty and how to avoid plagerism

Heather Tomlinson htomlinson at malions.org
Fri Jan 5 08:42:29 MST 2018

For grades 4 & 5, I show a short video about copyright that I downloaded
from https://jointhecteam.com/ a few years ago.
It's a good introduction to lessons on plagiarism and citing sources,
explaining why it's important to get permission from and give credit to (or
pay) the original creator.  (I explain the educational exemption idea: if
you are using information for educational purposes, you automatically have
permission.  Just cite your source)
Depending on the group of students, we usually have a really good
discussion on copyright, pirating, fairness, etc.  (they usually have
stories to share and 'what if' questions I can't always answer about
copyright law)
I also use the picture book "When Marion copied" by Brook Berg for grades
3, 4, & 5.  (I use a couple other 'Marion' books, too - so they're familiar
with the character)
It talks about plagiarism and citing sources.

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*Heather Tomlinson*
Mountainville Academy
Alpine, Utah

On Thu, Jan 4, 2018 at 3:16 PM, Heather Novotny <hnovotny at mcgillisschool.org
> wrote:

> Hi, dear colleagues!
> Do any of you fabulous people have resources you use to teach academic
> honesty and avoidance of plagiarism?
> There is a lesson on the UEN website, and I consulted the Harvard student
> website that the UEN lesson pointed to.
> I'm developing a lesson for 5th grade now, but I would also like to
> deliver it to middle school students 6-8th grade.
> Heather Novotny
> Librarian
> The McGillis School
> 668 South 1300 East Salt Lake City, UT 84102
> hnovotny at mcgillisschool.org
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