Digital Citizenship / Academic Honesty

Academic Honesty

Academic honesty is a ‘code of conduct’ that consists of six values:

  • Honesty
  • Trust
  • Fairness
  • Respect
  • Courage
  • Responsibility

We will be using computers as we research and to record our learning journey. At the beginning of the year we all signed and ICT use agreement.  We have revisited these ideas this week to ensure we all use our devices responsibly.  

In class, we defined academic honesty and what it means for us.

Some examples of student thinking…

What does this mean for you, Catherine? This means that I should make sure to follow this rule. How? I will act with integrity and make sure I’m staying on task. Make sure I’m being truthful about my learning. Not copying anything without giving them credit. Making sure that I am honest about where I got my information. Trusting myself, to be honest about my learning and if I’m not there will be consequences.

What does this mean for you Athul?  I will not “steal information” from sites without naming the site, I will not make someone else’s idea my own.

What does this mean for you, Julia? It means for me that when I am researching I will stay committed and tell the truth when I need to. I will be a responsible learner and stay on task. I will source my information to give credits and act with respect towards others and myself. I will be fair and responsible and I will always be a reliable, trustworthy person

What does this mean for you, Otto?  For me to work hard and not disrupt others. I will Not plagiarise and will not Disrupt my own learning.


Digital Citizenship

Mr Broughton chatted to the whole grade and also worked with each class on digital citizenship.   

Our ideas about digital citizenship

  • A person who responsibly uses the digital world
  • A member of the online community and acting with integrity (careful and responsible)
  • Is someone who uses online responsibly, respectfully and appropriately
  • Someone uses technology (online) responsibly and respectfully
  • A person that has skills and knowledge to use the internet responsibly
  • Responsible and respectful device user
  • Who develops their skills and knowledge to effectively use the internet
  • Responsible for yourself online
  • A person who follows all the rules of technology who uses it safely

Further points of conversation included:

  • How do we interact and socialise online?
  • How is this different from communicating / interacting with people face to face?

We used to record the communities we belong to such as sporting communities and online gaming community such as Minecraft.

Here’s what the students thought some of the expectations of being part of a community e.g. the YIS community, sporting communities?

  • No bullying
  • Have integrity
  • Be responsible
  • Follow instructions
  • Respect the teacher
  • Be quiet when another person is talking

Then we used a Venn Diagram and worked together to compare two communities… what can you achieve or accomplish in one community that you cannot in another?


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