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Stone Mountain Middle

Dekalb County Schools

Teacher Resources

Digital Citizenship Week 

October 17-21, 2022 

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.

Teacher Copyright Training

SMMS Library Services 

DeKalb Professional Library's MackinVIA account

Good News! New databases were added to DeKalb Professional Library's MackinVIA account.
  • Journal for the Education of the Gifted
  • Journal of Learning Disabilities
  • Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
  • The Clearing House: Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues & Ideas
By adding the subscriptions to MackinVIA, it will make it easier for DCSD employees to access journal articles and other resources that are needed for professional growth and advanced degree programs. 

There are two ways to access DeKalb Professional Library's databases in MackinVIA.?
  1. Go to MackinVIA's website at? and enter DeKalb Professional Library's login credentials.?
PW: plibrary
  1. Via Clever LaunchPad, locate MackinVIA in the Research and Information section.
By default, you are connected to your school's MackinVIA account. Therefore, you will need to change the school location to DeKalb Professional Library and enter the UN & PW shown above.?

Once you have logged in, be sure to click the DATABASE tab.

Teacher Tech Help

Teacher Tech Help

21/22 Teacher Copyright Training
Please DO NOT forget to fill out a survey
it's the last task to the right!

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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.