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Students will use technology and problem-solving skills to complete this digital breakout about plagiarism and how to cite their sources (both print and online). This is part of my bundle of Digital Literacy Breakouts. Purchasing the bundle saves you 25%.

This breakout is completed with Google sites. Please make sure that Google sites is not blocked on your school computers. By using Google sites there is very little preparation that needs to be done to use this with your students.

What you need to use this breakout:
Chromebooks, computers, laptops or some type of mobile device. You will need one device for each team. I recommend teams of 2-3 students if possible. The devices must be connected to the internet. A free Google account for you and your students. Scratch paper for students to write down the lock codes while they are working.

What is included:
The breakout is accessed through a Google Site. Students will go to the url for the site to complete the breakout. On the Google Site is the scenario, student directions, links to each of the 3 challenges and a Google form for the students to enter the lock codes. Hints for each of the 3 challenges are located on the Google form where the codes are submitted.

⇒ This breakout reviews the same content that is in my Works Cited and Plagiarism Activities. If you do not own it, you can still use this breakout.

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Overview of content reviewed:
Students will need to know what copyright and plagiarism are and why it is important to give credit for using other’s work and ideas. They will be given a few different situations and have to decide if it is plagiarism or not. Students also need to have some basic knowledge of how to cite a source (print book, online encyclopedia and website). There is a challenge where students need to put the pieces of a citation in the correct order. The format I use for this is a simplified version of MLA.

VERY IMPORTANT: PLEASE CHECK YOUR DISTRICT’S FILTER. Students will need access to Google Sites to complete the activity. Sometimes a school or district will block Google Sites. Even if Google Sites works on your staff account, it is possible that student accounts are blocked. Please verify this before purchasing. ALL firewall issues that occur are on your end in your school/district restrictions. I cannot troubleshoot. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Important Note: This is not an editable resource.

Advantages of using digital resources
⇒Paperless. No need to print and laminate the task cards
⇒Engages students
⇒Helps build 21st-century learners
⇒Can use with Chromebooks, laptops, computers, tablets, iPads or other mobile devices

Terms of Use
© Copyright Staying Cool in the Library, LLC. All rights reserved by the author. This product is to be used by the original purchaser only. Copying for more than one teacher prohibited. Additional licenses are available at a discount. For librarians: you may use this product with all of your classes and students.


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