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Information Media and Technology Skills: Information Literacy , Information, Communications and Technology Literacy
Hi! I’m Lauren Meyer and I am pleased to be joining you on January 31stas a guest presenter. By day, I work as an Instructional Media Specialist in the Austin Independent School District. When I’m not at school managing curriculum and the Library, I am a busy mom with 4 year old twins.
Our time together will focus primarily on Cyber Safety (how to keep children navigating the web safely) with a few items on Digital Citizenship . We will take a peek at some resources that have helped me in my instruction and I am hopeful, that the content will benefit your instruction as well. I look forward to our time together on Tuesday!
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One of the questions I love to ask students as we begin our exploration into Cyber Safety is: Why do we need safety rules when we use the Internet?This usually gets the ball rolling with generally obvious responses at first, but then some rather deep and well thought out rationales for safety and good netiquette. So, prior to our webinar on Tuesday, I pose the same question to prospective participants: Why do we need safety rules when we use the Internet? Just something to ponder. Have a great evening!
Here is a great resource blog that contains an interactive video that you can show MS & HS kids to get the conversation of digital safety started.
Amazing webinar! So many great resources - here are the ones that I was able to collect throughout the chat. Right click- and open in a new window so you can revisit this discussion -
Cool Fair Use Video Using Disney Snippets http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJn_jC4FNDo
The brand new ISTE 2nd edition Digital Citizenship is a marvelous resource of learning scenarios for prek-12 http://www.iste.org/store/product.aspx?ID=2111
If you know of other resources please reply and add.
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Using the ipad we are creating i-movies, zapd files and flipbooks to show our learning in science. Next challenge is to find somewhere to hold all this digital as published work, so parents can see it without breaking district policy or having several multimedia accounts....
This is a TED Talks video on
It is an interesting starting point for a conversation with kids and adults about how things are filtered for each of us.
JoAnn, here is a portion of a comment left on the video. "They are not "gate keepers" who do not allow you to go to a certain areas on the web, but rather tailors to recommend what you really want." I totally disagree with this statement. If they are not "gate keepers", why are the search results different. Please Google and Facebook, don't "recommend" to me what I really want. You have no idea what I want. (Not you JoAnn, Google and Facebook). I knew this was going one, but I am surprised as to how much it is going on.
We really want our students and other adults to see both sides of an issue and then draw their own conclusions. In fact, we are really doing ourselves a disservice by allowing this to happen.
That's my two cents worth.
That data mininig of information about each one of us and every stroke we make on our devices is big business. It will probably get worse. I think it is so important for us to have this conversation with our kids and so do lessons to help them make some realizations on their own. I don't want to sound paranoid but I think it is important information that affects our decisions.
This is a good book on the topic also. Copyright Clarity: How Fair Use Supports Digital Learning by Renee Hobbs
Net Cetera--Speaking to Kids About Being Online---A brochure for parents and teachers
How to stay safe on Youtube
Prevent Cyberbullying: Top Ten Tips for Parents
Copyright Basics Video
Protecting Reputations Online (also on YouTube)
Secure Passwords (also on YouTube)
Cindimay, thank you for these resources. I also want to thank Julia for her post as well. One of the areas I have started adding to my Internet Research training is the Internet Safety portion. While we do show the teachers how to find good and valid information on the Internet, it is also important to keep reminding teachers that kids, and adults, can get into trouble without trying sometimes. We must be vigilant.
Do any of your districts have a required Internet Safety training for teachers or students? I would love to hear how you have structured that.
New York State’s Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act) seeks to provide the State’s public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function.
The Dignity Act was signed into law on September 13, 2010 and takes effect on July 1, 2012.
Here's another great activity to give a visual to cyberbulling:
“A teacher in New York was teaching her class about bullying and gave them the following exercise to perform. She had the children take a piece of paper and told them to crumple it up, stomp on it and really mess it up but do not rip it. Then she had them unfold the paper, smooth it out and look at how scarred and dirty it was. She then told them to tell it they were sorry. Now even though they said they were sorry and tried to fix the paper, she pointed out all the scars they left behind. And that those scars will never go away no matter how hard they tried to fix it. That is what happens when a child bullies another child, they may say they’re sorry but the scars are there forever. The looks on the faces of the children in the classroom told her the message hit home.”
This activity was borrowed from a blog post at edgalaxy.com.
Cindimay, I really like this example. It's not only good for students, but for adults as well. And, as teachers, isn't that what we do-give students life skills to be productive as adults.
Have you ever used anything like this in your classes?
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Thanks for the heads-up, Vanessa!
Digital Citizenship is hugely important to teach to students... It's tough b/c they hear so much from friends about sites, internet use, etc., and often, they can be a bit in the dark about why it's necessary to be safe and ethical online... This comes up in my class a lot, especially b/c of our class wiki. We discuss issues and strategies in making good choices online consistently.