Your Assignment: Cyber Bullying read and response.

1. Download this graphic organizer.

2. In the 'Build Background' column write down the basic things required for cyber bullying to take place. (We discussed this in class)

3. Now think in broader terms. What do you already know about cyber bullying? Using the 'What I Know' column on the graphic organizer, jot down in point form what comes to mind when you hear the term 'cyber bullying'. Think of the effects of this type of bullying, through what electronic mediums etc.

4. Nobody can know everything. Think now about what else you want to learn about cyber bullying or what you would need to know if you were to be called an expert on this topic. Make notes on your thoughts in the 'What I Want/Need to know' column of the graphic organizer. Think big and outside the box.

5. It's finally time to read! Read this article on cyber bullying from the New York Times website.

6. Did you learn anything? Write down any new information you now have after reading the article in the 'What Did I Learn' column.

7. Still confused about something? Did reading the article open a new train of thought for you? What are your final thoughts on cyber bullying? Make note of these in the 'What Questions Can I Bring to the Class Discussion' column.

8. Take a look at this short video about digital citizenship.

9. Let's discuss the article together as a class. Click on the Discussion Tab on my Wiki, answer the question I have posted with a brief paragraph (5-8 sentences). Then use the final column in the graphic organizer to ask a question you might have or make a comment. Lastly, respond to at least two of your classmates posts.

Your Response will be graded according to the following rubric:

Point Value
Answer Relevance, Applicability & Timeliness
10 - 9
Response is on-time, error-free, thoughtful and reflective response to the article.

The response uses EXAMPLES from the article.
8 – 7
Response is on-time, error-free, thoughtful and reflective response to the article.

Response paraphrases the article but gives no examples.
6 - 5
Response is on-time. Response has no more than two errors in spelling or sentence structure. Response shows evidence of some knowledge and some understanding of the article, but lacks details.
4 – 3
Response is on-time but that shows little evidence of knowledge & understanding of the article.
Response has no more than three errors in spelling or sentence structure.
2 – 1
Response is turned in the day it is due, but was not finished when class started. The response has 4 or more errors.
No response. Or the response does not demonstrate netiquette.