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Internet Safety 06/30/2009 (p.m.)

Posted in Uncategorized by coda on June 30, 2009
  • Quest Atlantis is an international learning and teaching project that uses a 3D multi-user environment to immerse children, ages 9-15, in educational tasks from the Center for Research on Learning & Technology at Indiana University.

    QA combines strategies used in the commercial gaming environment with lessons from educational research on learning and motivation. It allows users to travel to virtual places to perform educational activities (known as Quests), talk with other users and mentors, and build virtual personae.

    Tags: ad4dcss, CRLT, virtual world, social networking, eLearning, digital citizenship

    • Over the last four years, more than 10,000 children on five continents have participated in the project. We have demonstrated learning gains in science, language arts, and social studies, and students have completed literally thousands of Quests, some of which were assigned by teachers and many of which were chosen by students to complete in their free time.
  • The Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) short animated video – Think before you upload! – aims to highlight the possible risks for young people of using on-line technologies such as social networking and gaming sites.

    Tags: ad4dcss, privacy, cybersafety, digital footprint, video

  • Karl Fisch rethinks his position on retaining anonymity for students when they write on the Internet. He suggests that we should be pro-actively training students to manage their digital footprint instead of blocking everything. I agree!

    Tags: ad4dcss, digital footprint, digital ethics

  • Great video from MIT Tech TV on Wikipedia norms. Students discuss the correct way to participate in the Wikipedia community.

    Tags: ad4dcss, digital citizenship, wikipedia, ethics, video

  • New book for teens and tweens. Part graphic novel, part practical life skills, REAL FRIENDS VS. THE OTHER KIND by Annie Fox is here to help. The second book in the Middle School Confidential™ series, it follows a tight-knit group of fictional seventh graders–Jen, Jack, Michelle, Chris, Mateo, and Abby–as they work to strengthen friendships while navigating tough social situations.

    Tags: ad4dcss, cyberbullying, social networking

  • Cyberbullying: Using Virtual Scenarios to Educate and Raise Awareness
    [Research Paper: Discussion]
    Vivian Wright, The University of Alabama with Joy Burnham, Chris Inman and Heather Ogorchock
    Monday, 6/29/2009, 8:30am–9:30am WWCC 159, Table: 1

    This session will teach educators how to use student feedback and reactions to scenarios created in Second Life to educate and raise awareness on cyberbullying prevention techniques.

    Tags: NECC09, #NECC09, cyberbullying

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Internet Safety 06/30/2009 (a.m.)

Posted in Uncategorized by coda on June 30, 2009

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Internet Safety 06/29/2009 (p.m.)

Posted in Uncategorized by coda on June 29, 2009
  • Digiteen Diigo group that we use with our students on the digital citizenship project. The 9 aspects of digital citizenship correspond with the 9 aspects from Mike Ribble and Gerald Bailey’s Digital Citizenship in schools.

    Tags: education, learning, digital, citizenship, best practices

    • Digiteen Diigo group that we use with our students on the digital citizenship project. The 9 aspects of digital citizenship correspond with the 9 aspects from Mike Ribble and Gerald Bailey’s Digital Citizenship in schools. – By Vicki Davis
  • Review of:\nSUP228 Best Practices in Fair Use for 21st-Century Educators\nRenee Hobbs, Temple University, Media Education Lab with Katie Donnelly, Kristin Hokanson, Michael RobbGrieco and Joyce Valenza\nSunday, 6/28/2009, 12:30pm-3:30pm WWCC 145 A

    Tags: NECC09, fair use, copyright

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Internet Safety 06/29/2009 (a.m.)

Posted in Uncategorized by coda on June 29, 2009

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Internet Safety 06/26/2009 (p.m.)

Posted in Uncategorized by coda on June 26, 2009
  • According to Canadian digital learning consultant Dean Shareski, Craik School in Saskatchewan, Canada, recently experimented with cell phones as learning tools and discovered improved student engagement, responsibility and innovation as well as problem solving skills. The K-12 school discovered students aren’t dazzled by their phones, but simply use them to share ideas, pictures, sounds and videos.

    Tags: ad4dcss, cellphone, digital literacy, 21st century learning

    • According to Canadian digital learning consultant Dean Shareski, Craik School in Saskatchewan, Canada, recently experimented with cell phones as learning tools and discovered improved student engagement, responsibility and innovation as well as problem solving skills. The K-12 school discovered students aren’t dazzled by their phones, but simply use them to share ideas, pictures, sounds and videos. – By Anne Bubnic

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Internet Safety 06/25/2009 (p.m.)

Posted in Uncategorized by coda on June 25, 2009
  • Comedy from http://www.idiotsofants.com

    What would it be like if Facebook was actually played out in real life?

    Tags: ad4dcss, facebook, social_networking, video

  • Revised federal archiving rules raise legal, logistical challenges.

    Tags: ad4dcss, email archiving

  • In April 2008, Gov. Steve Beshear signed House Bill 91, often referred to as “The Golden Rule Act.” The measure is aimed at protecting Kentucky’s students by requiring “bullying” policies in the state’s public schools. “This legislation hits home for many children, teens and their parents,” said Gov. Beshear. “By prohibiting bullying and harassment among students, The Golden Rule Act will help protect Kentucky’s most valuable resource, our children.”

    Tags: ad4dcss, cyberbullying, legal, legislative, state initiative

  • This curriculum, from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, is designed to give teachers a comprehensive set of tools to educate students about copyright while incorporating activities that exercise a variety of learning skills. Lesson topics include: the history of copyright law; the relationship between copyright and innovation; fair use and its relationship to remix culture; peer-to-peer file sharing; and the interests of the stakeholders that ultimately affect how copyright is interpreted by copyright owners, consumers, courts, lawmakers, and technology innovators.

    Tags: ad4dcss, eff, copyright, curriculum, teacher guide, resources, fair use

    • This curriculum, from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, is designed to give teachers a comprehensive set of tools to educate students about copyright while incorporating activities that exercise a variety of learning skills. Lesson topics include: the history of copyright law; the relationship between copyright and innovation; fair use and its relationship to remix culture; peer-to-peer file sharing; and the interests of the stakeholders that ultimately affect how copyright is interpreted by copyright owners, consumers, courts, lawmakers, and technology innovators. – By Anne Bubnic
  • In 2002, The No Child Left Behind Act said that students should be technologically literate by the end of the 8th grade. Texas developed a long list of specific technology skills students should know, but nobody has required that students learn them. “We have a difficult time finding the time for the students to be taught these technology skills since teachers have to focus on preparing students for the TAKS test,” said Mark Gabehart, AISD’s technology chief.

    Tags: ad4dcss, Technology, NCLB, digital literacy

    • In 2002, The No Child Left Behind Act said that students should be technologically literate by the end of the 8th grade. Texas developed a long list of specific technology skills students should know, but nobody has required that students learn them. “We have a difficult time finding the time for the students to be taught these technology skills since teachers have to focus on preparing students for the TAKS test,” said Mark Gabehart, AISD’s technology chief. – By Anne Bubnic
  • One of the most anticipated days in the history of social networking site Facebook has finally come: the company announced today that it has begun making status messages, photos and videos visible to the public at large by default instead of being visible only to a user’s approved friends.

    Tags: ad4dcss, privacy, facebook, social networking

    • One of the most anticipated days in the history of social networking site Facebook has finally come: the company announced today that it has begun making status messages, photos and videos visible to the public at large by default instead of being visible only to a user’s approved friends. – By Anne Bubnic
  • Cox Communications commissioned Harris Interactive to conduct a survey among U.S. teens ages 13-18. Key objectives of this study were to:
    •Examine teen’s online and cell phone behavior, specifically regarding:
    • Sending sexually suggestive text messages ore emails
    • Bullying others online or by text message
    •Understand the relationship between teens and their parents regarding parental controls for the Internet
    •Uncover how and why teens go online on their cell phone

    Download the complete 60-page report.

    Tags: ad4dcss, sexting, cyberbullying, cellphone, text messaging, parental control, pdf, digital communication

    • Cox Communications commissioned Harris Interactive to conduct a survey among U.S. teens ages 13-18. Key objectives of this study were to:
      •Examine teen’s online and cell phone behavior, specifically regarding:
      • Sending sexually suggestive text messages ore emails
      • Bullying others online or by text message
      •Understand the relationship between teens and their parents regarding parental controls for the Internet
      •Uncover how and why teens go online on their cell phone

      Download the complete 60-page report. – By Anne Bubnic

  • If you’re attending NECC and have an interest in Digital Citizenship topics, here are some workshops and sessions you’ll want to attend:

    Tags: ad4dcss, digital citizenship, cybersafety, copyright, cyberbullying, NECC09

    • If you’re attending NECC and have an interest in Digital Citizenship topics, here are some workshops and sessions you’ll want to attend: – By Anne Bubnic
  • A new survey on kids in cyberspace finds that one in five teens have “sexted” – sent or received sexually suggestive, nude or nearly nude photos through cellphone text messages or e-mail.Most teens who sexted sent the photos to girlfriends or boyfriends, but 11% sent them to strangers, according to the study made public today by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and Cox Communications. Of teens who sext, 80% are under 18, the survey found.

    Tags: ad4dcss, text messaging, sexting, teens

    • A new survey on kids in cyberspace finds that one in five teens have “sexted” — sent or received sexually suggestive, nude or nearly nude photos through cellphone text messages or e-mail.
      Most teens who sexted sent the photos to girlfriends or boyfriends, but 11% sent them to strangers, according to the study made public today by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and Cox Communications. Of teens who sext, 80% are under 18, the survey found. – By Anne Bubnic

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Internet Safety 06/25/2009 (a.m.)

Posted in Uncategorized by coda on June 25, 2009

Internet Safety 06/24/2009 (p.m.)

Posted in Uncategorized by coda on June 24, 2009

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Internet Safety 06/23/2009 (p.m.)

Posted in Uncategorized by coda on June 23, 2009
  • One problem with most of today’s Internet safety messaging campaigns is that there is only one set of messages for the entire population of youth and parents. But, an extensive literature review conducted by the Internet Safety Technical Task Force Research Advisory Board found that “not all youth are equally at risk” and that “those experiencing difficulties offline, such as physical and sexual abuse, and those with other psychosocial problems are most at risk online.”

    Tags: ad4dcss, at risk kids, cybersafety, magid

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Internet Safety 06/23/2009 (a.m.)

Posted in Uncategorized by coda on June 23, 2009
  • If you’re a Gadgetwise reader, you’re among the 23 percent of the world’s population that has Internet access. You’ve figured out how to download fresh news, print a boarding pass or tweet. But take a second and try to understand how it must feel to be undigital these days. There’s a grating discomfort that comes from being left out of everyone else’s secret language. I was reminded of how common this feeling is in my own hometown library last night, when I walked into a free public workshop on Facebook.

    Tags: ad4dcss, digital access, facebook

  • Before you write off Twitter as just the latest social media “fad,” take a look at how some clever educators are using it to enrich their classrooms and even forge informal professional networks.

    Tags: ad4dcss, twitter, education, social networking, teachers

  • More employees are asking for and viewing social networking sites of job applicants. Most employees like to get a clear picture of the person they are hiring. Lets face it most companies want to make sure they know what they are getting before they spend the time and resources to hire and train a person. Recently officials in Bozeman, Montana requested for all job applicants to turn over their usernames and password of all of their social networking sites as part of the background check. Is that crossing the line?

    Tags: ad4dcss, privacy, social networking, digital footprint

  • Writer, tech consultant, and educator Clay Shirky just gave a talk at the State Dept. explaining the media sea change we’re experiencing globally. Keeping participatory media, the most fluent though not necessarily most literate users of which are youth, out of school only solidifies the firewall between formal and informal learning and holds school back from 21st-century relevance. Isn’t the idea of adults unidirectionally disseminating to students info that the latter have actually never encountered before beginning to sound quaint?

    Tags: ad4dcss, social learning network, digital communication, digital citizenship, media literacy, netfamilynews

  • If Congress wishes to address cyberbullying through federal legislation, it should focus on education-based approaches instead of criminalization, argue Berin Szoka and Adam Thierer in “Cyberbullying Legislation: Why Education is Preferable to Regulation,” released today by The Progress & Freedom Foundation. Criminalizing what is mostly minor-on-minor behavior will not likely solve the age-old problem of kids mistreating each other, a problem that has traditionally been dealt through counseling and rehabilitation at the local level.

    Tags: ad4dcss, cyberbullying, legislative

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