Kate Hart has created a graphic guide to citing and referencing sources. Kate's infographic on avoiding plagiarism uses a source quote from J.K. Rowling to demonstrate how to correctly reference that information.
It provides a guide to when and how you should acknowledge the work of others in your research task. Although it is possible for you to upload and download text, film, images and music, it doesn't mean that you are allowed to do so.
So what is Plagiarism?
Plagiarism comes from the Latin word meaning to kidnap. The word plagiarism derives from Latin roots: plagiarius, an abductor, and plagiare, to steal.(Gibaldi).
Claiming the work of others as your own (by quoting from books, websites or other sources without acknowledging them through a reference list) is a breach of copyright law called plagiarism. Referencing correctly is a way of showing your teacher what is your work and what is supporting material drawn from another source.
Learn more about the impacts of plagiarism at University. Play this fun interactive game.
1. WATCH THIS VIDEO:
Watch this short explanation of the differences and similarities between Music and Poetry.
2. COMPOSE YOUR OWN SONG oR POEM:
Create a short song or poem mashup of your own using the words and phrases from at least two of the following three songs. Keep it short and sharp.
STARRY, STARRY NIGHT (Vincent) Don Mclean
3. MaSH, CREATE AND PRESENT
Choose ONE of the following presentation modes. Remember, this is a quick exercise (20 min) not a manefesto!
OR choose your own technology solution.....Its up to you!
4. WrITE A BIBLIOGRAPHY
Once you've finished your MASH UP creation use Cite this for me, to cite all the images and songs you have used for this activity.
5. SHaRE AND REFLECT
Each group will choose the best work created by their team to share with the class.
What areas of plagiarism could you possibly be breaking creating this activity?
Why is it so important to acknowledge the work of others?