Edmodo www.edmodo.com
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"Edmodo is a secure, social learning platform for teachers, students, schools and districts." [taken from site description]

Getting started:
  • Register with Edmodo - You will create an account giving your school. If it is not listed, just type in the school name.
  • Formation of teams will be done by the GVC Project Manager. Teachers from each of the schools on the team will be given co-teacher status.
  • Students enroll by using the six digit code you give them for your team. They do not need email.
For more information check out their own Edmodo Help Center.


Copyright
Just the facts please - copyrightkids.org. Be sure to click on the Quiz and see if you receive a "certificate"!

Be sure to click the resources link on this wiki's menu for copyright free and copyright friendly sources for photos and music.

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So who is going to check?

  • GVC will investigate notices of copyright infringement and take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, upon verified notification.
  • If you want to put something on your website that you didn't make yourself, please get permission from the owner of the copyright to use it.
  • What is the GVC Project Manager going to do if you find a GVC website with copyright violations? If the Project Manager does not find any permission or consent documentation, then we will notify the team and ask it to remove the copyrighted material from its website, or we will remove/block it ourselves.
  • Web sites with many copyright violations may be disqualified or will NOT receive high scores.

What if it is years later?

We will still remove the violation and replace the "missing space" with a notice that it was removed for violation of copyright! Yes, we are serious.
See two examples of that actually happening in GVC Contest sites.

Plagiarism
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It is never right to copy someone else's words and then paste them in a document as if they were your own! That is called plagiarism. It's stealing from someone else, then probably lying about having done it. In the end, puts you in a bad light. Plagiarism is not a crime, but it is not considered ethical. In most academic situations, you can even have consequences such as not receiving a grade if you have taken someone else's work as your own. In some higher educational institutions, such as Universities, you could even be expelled!

It is acceptable, however to link to someone else's site and give a comment on why you think this is a good example of what you are talking about. You can also "quote" and give reference to what someone else has said.

For example on http://www.plagiarism.org/plag_article_what_is_plagiarism.htmlyou can find this list of when plagiarism has occurred:

"All of the following are considered plagiarism:

  • turning in someone else's work as your own
  • copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit
  • failing to put a quotation in quotation marks
  • giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation
  • changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit
  • copying so many words or ideas from a source that it makes up the majority of your work, whether you give credit or not."

Follow this link to read more about this topic and how it can be prevented.