Introducing the Digital Tool Box!

I am proud to announce that the Digital ToolBox is online! The idea behind it is to have all the information you might need as well as any tools that would be helpful in teaching Digital Citizenship skills to your students. From How to evaluate a website to Netiquette, from Plagiarism to Passwords, hopefully this will be your one stop digital citizenship shop.

It lives in several places on our portal, but you can access it publicly by going to the Traf website –>academics–>Library. And there it is on the left hand side:

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What is the digital toolbox you ask?  Well, let me give you a tour!

The toolbox is divided into the following sections:

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Research Tools

Research tools include resources to use for brainstorming, note-taking, website evaluation as well as actual search and citation tips:

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NOTE: I will be updating it the toolbox frequently, so if you have a suggestion for something you would like to see in it, please contact me!

Plagiarism and Copyright

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In the plagiarism and copyright section you will find information on how copyright works, what plagiarism is as well as links to sites with images in the public domain, under the Creative commons license or where you have the right to use them (as in Imagequest database that we pay for). But remember, just because you are allowed to use it, doesn’t mean you are off the hook for giving credit where credit is due. Always attribute your images!

Social Media Policies

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Here you will find a link to the social media policy for students as well as our iPad rules in the class and an info graphic on Netiquette. When you are giving a project with a social media component (blogs, etc.) Take a minute and refer back to these documents with your students!

Digital Security

This is of special interest, given our presentation this morning on more secure passwords. Keep yourself safe! Teach the students how to do the same!

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Digital Health and Wellness

Avoid carpal tunnel syndrome with these tips.

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ONCE AGAIN, I reiterate: I will be updating and adding to these sections periodically. If you would like to see something included in these sections, email me!

Need Help? Ask the IT Team!

For Parents

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The Toolbox that lives on the faculy portal also includes a section for teachers:

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Check it out!

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