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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

Posted from Diigo. The rest of Ad4dcss/Digital Citizenship group favorite links are here.

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