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Internet Safety 06/04/2009 (p.m.)

Posted in Uncategorized by coda on June 4, 2009
  • When it comes to job hunting, people have no shortage of concerns: preparing a compelling resume, providing polished answers to interview questions, and having excellent references, just to name a few. But since the word “Google” became a verb, job seekers have one more thing to worry about: ensuring their online records won’t deter hiring managers from making a job offer. Many employers are incorporating an informal online search of applicants into their review process. Whether or not negative information about you exists on the web, it’s a good idea to ensure there are plenty of positive associations. This article from the folks at Adobe makes four recommendations for how to manage your digital footprint.

    Tags: ad4dcss, digital_footprint, social_networking

  • The digital world can be tricky for teachers.Those who grew up in the pre-Twitter era are often left casting about to learn how to use new technology and keep up with students. Others, comfortable with using text messages and Facebook to make connections, find themselves questioning, as they navigate the new frontier, just where students fit in.

    Tags: ad4dcss, social_networking, teachers

    • With such rocketing popularity, some teachers have started using the new tools to build rapport, update students on classroom activities and keep an ear to the ground with the youths they teach.

      But potential pitfalls remain, including the appearance of impropriety and other ethical issues. And sometimes it leads to criminal cases.
  • Conference presentation on use of mobile phones in the classroom.

    Tags: ad4dcss, cellphone, digital_youth, 21st_century_learning

  • Teachers are always trying to combat student apathy and University of Texas at Dallas History Professor, Monica Rankin, has found an interesting way to do it using Twitter in the classroom. Rankin uses a weekly hashtag to organize comments, questions and feedback posted by students to Twitter during class

    Tags: ad4dcss, twitter, 21st_century_learning, digital_communication

  • The explosion in social networking may be even greater than imagined. The time that people in the U.S. spend on social network sites is up 83 percent from a year ago, according to a report from market researcher Nielsen Online.

    Tags: ad4dcss, social_networking, facebook, myspace, twitter

    • Former top dog MySpace watched its usage drop nearly one-third to around 4.9 billion minutes, from 7.2 billion in April 2008. MySpace still scored the number one spot for online video among the top 10, thanks to its users streaming more than 120 million videos from the site for April of this year.
    • We have seen some major growth in Facebook during the past year, and a subsequent decline in MySpace,” Jon Gibs, Nielsen’s vice president for online media and agency insights, said in a statement. “Twitter has come on the scene in an explosive way perhaps changing the outlook for the entire space.”
  • Sage advice on teen texting etiquette, posted by Houston mom, Francisca Ortega.

    Tags: ad4dcss, text_messaging, digital_communication, digital_youth, cellphone

  • THERE is a gap between what parents think their children are doing online and what their kids are actually doing in real life.
    For instance, adults think kids are online for 10 hours a week. In reality, children are spending an average of 18 hours online weekly. The results were part of the Norton Online Living Family Survey, commissioned globally by Internet security firm Symantec, as well as in Singapore, between April and May.

    Tags: ad4dcss, parents, digital_access, digital_communication, social_networking

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