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Stone Mountain Middle

Dekalb County Schools

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23/24 Copyright Training for Teachers by Kelly S. Collinsworth
23/24 Digital Citizenship Week for ELT Classes

Below you will find access to the video and lessons for 23/24 Digital Citizenship Week.  One day, between 16-20 October, you will need to show the video and follow the very short lesson to your ELT Class. 

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After you have shown the video and completed the very short lesson, you will have to click here to verify that you have shown the video and completed the very short lesson.   You can either scan the QR code or click on the link to access the Verification Form.


List of 23/24 Destiny Resource Collections

The following are amazing resources that are available to you from Ed Media on the following topics:

SMMS Library Services 

Digital Citizenship Week 

October 16-20, 2024

Digital Citizenship Week is a week-long celebration promoting digital well-being within K–12 schools. DCSD strives to help students and teachers thrive in a world of media and technology. 

Copyright for Students (Lessons by Grade Levels)

Copyright for Students (Lessons by Grade Levels)

Grade LevelTopic Activity Description
6thSharing Content- How much is OK?Links to an external site.

Students will learn how to draw the line between sharing that is legal and ethical and sharing that violates copyright law.

7thThe Four Factors of Fair UseLinks to an external site.

Middle-schoolers will learn about fair use, copyright, and public domain can and better understand how fair use works in the real world.

8thCreating New Content Using Others' WorkLinks to an external site.

Students will learn how to use copyright-protected work in certain situations without permission, and find creative works that are free to use with little or no restrictions.

Cyber Security (Lessons by Grade Levels)

Grade LevelTopic Activity Description
6thDigital Drama UnpluggedLinks to an external site.

For kids, miscommunication is a common occurrence online and on social media. Plus, being behind a screen makes it easier to say things they wouldn't say in person. So how do we help kids avoid the pitfalls of digital drama? Help them learn tips on avoiding online drama in the first place and de-escalating drama when it happens.

7thMy Social Media LifeLinks to an external site.

For most middle schoolers, being on social media can mean connecting with friends, sharing pictures, and keeping up to date. But it can also mean big-time distractions, social pressures, and more. Help students navigate the different feelings they may already be experiencing on social media. 

8thResponding to Online HateLinks to an external site.

Kids can come across all kinds of negative content online and on social media, whether it's rude, mean, or even hateful. But what counts as actual "hate speech," and how should kids respond when they see it? Use these activities to help students identify online hate speech and discuss the best ways to respond.

SMMS 23/24 Library Handbook

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Professional Learning Library

Resources Available:
--Print (books and journals) materials that can be requested by telephone or email and picked up from the Educational Media Office in AIC after arranging a date/time with library staff.  [email protected]
--Online Resources e/g/ eBooks, online periodicals, databases such as Galileo
--Faculty in-service on professional resources, and 
--DVDs and sheet music collections.