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Happy Mother's Day Last Moment Gifts Ideas Free For 2016 - Mothers Day Ideas hd Images ... - 0 views

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    Happy Mother's Day Last Moment Gifts Ideas Free For 2016- Our mums do so much for us and this is the perfect day each year that is all about them. So on May 8th this year, treat your mum to Mother's Day gift ideas she'll love.
Anne Bubnic

Internet Safety Week Presentation - 3 views

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    This is a short presentation providing ideas on how to teach digital citizenship, with a focus on cyberbullying awareness. Many of the links are from the UK, but it does provide some ideas for using COMIC LIFE with students to address cyberbullying.
Anne Bubnic

Comic Express: A Method for Expressing Ideas in Comic Form - 0 views

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    Illustrated stories are a powerful form of popular expression. Formats such as the single cartoon, panel strip, comic book, graphic novel, and illustrated book have been widely used in our culture to communicate and express ideas in dramatic ways.
Anne Bubnic

Five Ideas for Making a Purposeful and Professional Digital Footprint - 0 views

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    Five ideas to enable educators to develop and model a purposeful and professional digital footprint.\n\n1-Model responsible footprinting with your own practices in blogging, commenting, social networking, and picture posting.\n2-If you have established a professional blog, share it widely and proudly such as placing it in your email signature (if your employer will let you) and as Jeff Utecht suggests include your blog url when you comment on others blogs and in other forums. This enables others to see best practices and is a great way to get the conversation started.\n3-Google yourself (aka ego surfing). If you have something posted online that you'd be uncomfortable having a current or future student, parent, colleague, or employer find, delete it (if you can) or request that it be deleted. There are ways an aggressive internet detective can still find this information, but most won't go through the trouble and the mere fact that you deleted it shows some level of responsibility.\n4-If you do have online personal information and/or interests you wouldn't want discovered, use an unidentifiable screen name/avatar. This means you may need to update your screen name/avatar in your existing online presence.\n5-Engage in the conversation and professionally comment, reply, and present online, onsite, and at conferences.
Dean Mantz

academyofdiscovery - Internet Safety - 8 views

  • I will never post any information more personal than my first name nor will I post pictures of myself. I will not plagiarize, instead I will expand on others' ideas and give credit where it is due. I will use language appropriate for school. I will not insult my fellow students or their writing. I will only post pieces that I am comfortable with everyone seeing; other pieces I will keep as drafts. I will not be afraid to express my ideas, while not overgeneralizing or making derogatory/inflammatory remarks; any posts or edits on controversial issues must either be submitted to Mr. Wilkoff prior to posting or be a part of a classroom project/question which addresses controversial issues. I will use constructive/productive/purposeful criticism, supporting any idea, comment, or critique I have with evidence. I will take all online content creation seriously, posting only things that are meaningful and taking my time when I write. I will try to spell everything correctly. I will not use my public writing (blog posts, comments, discussion topics, wiki edits) as a chat room, instead, I will save IM language for private conversations. I will not bully others in my blog posts or in my comments. I will never access another student's account in order to pose as them or look at their personal content, but I will advise them when they haven't logged out of their computer from my own account. I will be proactive in monitoring the comments that others leave on my blog, utilizing the comment blacklist if necessary. I will personalize my blog and keep my writing authentic, while taking responsibility for anything blogged in my name. I will not provoke other students in my blog posts or comments. I will use my online content as an extension of the classroom, and in doing so, I will leave anything that unsaid in the classroom unsaid online. I will only post photos which are school appropriate and either in the creative commons or correctly cited. I will not spam (including, but not limited to meaningless messages, mass messages, and repetitive messages) I will only post comments on posts that I have fully read, rather than just skimmed. I will respect the public nature of online information, and in doing so, I will respect the wishes of my fellow students for keeping their information (full name, compromising stories, etc.) private.
Anne Bubnic

Protecting Your Online Identity and Reputation - 0 views

  • Remember that nothing is temporary online. The virtual world is full of opportunities to interact and share with people around the world. It's also a place where nothing is temporary and there are no "take-backs." A lot of what you do and say online can be retrieved online even if you delete it — and it's a breeze for others to copy, save, and forward your information.
  • Mark your profiles as private. Anyone who accesses your profile on a social networking site can copy or screen-capture information and photos that you may not want the world to see. Don't rely on the site's default settings. Read each site's instructions or guidelines to make sure you're doing everything you can to keep your material private.
  • Safeguard your passwords and change them frequently. If someone logs on to a site and pretends to be you, they can trash your identity. Pick passwords that no one will guess (don't use your favorite band or your dog's birthday; try thinking of two utterly random nouns and mixing in a random number), and change them often. Never share them with anyone other than your parents or a trusted adult. Not even your best friend, boyfriend, or girlfriend should know your private passwords!
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  • Don't post inappropriate or sexually provocative pictures or comments. Things that seem funny or cool to you right now might not seem so cool years from now — or when a teacher, admissions officer, or potential employer sees them. A good rule of thumb is: if you'd feel weird if your grandmother, coach, or best friend's parents saw it, it's probably not a good thing to post. Even if it's on a private page, it could be hacked or copied and forwarded.
  • Don't respond to inappropriate requests. Research shows that a high percentage of teens receive inappropriate messages and solicitations when they're online. These can be scary, strange, and even embarrassing. If you feel harassed by a stranger or a friend online, tell an adult you trust immediately. It is never a good idea to respond. Responding is only likely to make things worse, and might result in you saying something you wish you hadn't.
  • Take a breather to avoid "flaming." File this one under "nothing's temporary online": If you get the urge to fire off an angry IM or comment on a message board or blog, it's a good idea to wait a few minutes, calm down, and remember that the comments may stay up (with your screen name right there) long after you've regained your temper and maybe changed your mind.
  • Learn about copyrights. It's a good idea to learn about copyright laws and make sure you don't post, share, or distribute copyrighted images, songs, or files. Sure, you want to share them, but you don't want to accidentally do anything illegal that can come back to haunt you later.
  • Check yourself. Chances are, you've already checked your "digital footprint" — nearly half of all online users do. Try typing your screen name or email address into a search engine and see what comes up. That's one way to get a sense of what others see as your online identity.
  • Take it offline. In general, if you have questions about the trail you're leaving online, don't be afraid to ask a trusted adult. Sure, you might know more about the online world than a lot of adults do, but they have life experience that can help.
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    Advice for teens from www.kidshealth.org. Here are some things to consider to safeguard your online identity and reputation:
    1. Remember that nothing is temporary online
    2. Mark your profile as private.
    3. Safeguard your passwords and change them regularly.
    4. Don't post inappropriate or sexually provocative pictures or comments.
    5. Don't respond to inappropriate requests
    6. Take a breather to avoid "flaming."
    7. Learn about copyrights.
    8. Check your digital footprint.
    9. Take it offline.
Anne Bubnic

The Millennials Are Coming! - 0 views

  • Most agencies manage sensitive citizen data: addresses, Social Security numbers, financial records and medical information. You name it, some state or local office has it, and probably electronically. The problem? Many theorize that the Millennials' penchant for online openness could unintentionally expose private information, leaving it ripe for the picking. Millennials bring innovative ideas about technology's use, but for that same reason, do they also pose new security risks?
  • Anti-virus vendor Symantec released a study in March 2008 assessing this issue. Symantec commissioned Applied Research-West to execute the study, and 600 participants were surveyed from different verticals, including government. Survey participants included 200 IT decision-makers, 200 Millennial workers and 200 non-Millennial workers born before 1980. The data revealed that Millennials are more likely than workers of other ages to use Web 2.0 applications on company time and equipment. Some interesting figures include: 69 percent of surveyed Millennials will use whatever application, device or technology they want at work, regardless of office IT policies; and only 45 percent of Millennials stick to company-issued devices or software, compared to 70 percent of non-Millennials.
  • How might young people be workplace assets? Could all that time typing or texting make them speedy typists, able to whip up memos at the drop of a hat? Does familiarity with new and emerging technologies have its benefit? You bet, according to Dustin Lanier, director of the Texas Council on Competitive Government. The council brings state leaders together to shape policy for government departments, including IT. "I think they've built an approach to work that involves a lot of multitasking," Lanier said of the Millennials. "Something will be loading on one screen, you alt-tab to another application and pull up an e-mail, the first process loads, you flip back, start a new process, flip to a forum and pull up a topic. It's frenetic but normal to that group." Lanier doesn't think Millennials present more of an IT threat than their older co-workers. After all, young people don't have a monopoly on being distracted in the office. "I can't tell you how many times I've walked by people's desks of all ages and seen Minesweeper up," he said. He thinks employers should embrace some Web 2.0 applications. Otherwise, Millennials might be discouraged from sticking around. According to Lanier, this younger work force comprises many people who think of themselves as free agents. Government should accommodate some of their habits in order to prevent them from quitting.
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    Get ready CIOs. They're coming. They have gadgets and doohickeys galore. They like their music downloadable and portable, and they grew up with the Internet, not before it. Their idea of community is socializing with people in other cities or countries through Facebook, MySpace or instant messages, and they use e-mail so often they probably think snail mail is an endangered species. They're the Millennials - those tech-savvy, 20-somethings and-under bound to warm up scores of office chairs left cold by retiring baby boomers. There's a good chance many will come to a government workplace near you, but their digital literacy could prove worrisome for security-conscious bosses.
Anne Bubnic

Curriculum Idea: Five Steps to Combat Bullying Using Comic Life - 0 views

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    Teacher's idea on how to make bullying awareness important and exciting for third-and fourth-grade students by having them create comic strips using Comic Life, one of the new programs available for Macs. With the aid of ready-made templates, word bubbles, pictures, etc., users easily create a comic strip.
adrinawinslet

Get To Know Your Customers Day Ideas! - 1 views

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    Marketers at 80 percent of brands lack the customer data to drive effective marketing campaigns. Having a clear understanding of your customers is key to reaching your business goals. Here are strategies you can use to get to know your customers better. - Google Analytics - Customer Surveys - Good Old Fashioned Conversations - Leverage Social Media - Hold an Event The idea behind a thank you note is the same behind Get to Know Your Customers Day: In an era where things increasingly are digital and impersonal, going analogue can be a game changer.
Megan Black

Eminent Tech: Beware of this App - 7 views

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    Snapchat is becoming wildly popular with teens and tweens. The idea being that photos and texts self destruct after a few seconds. You can probably guess how it can and is being misused.
Rhondda Powling

Notes From McTeach: Learning to Blog Using Paper - 3 views

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    An interesting task that introduces students to writing blogs and esp commenting. Includes a list of blogging rules and also another document about ideas for comments
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    Love this!
Anne Bubnic

Madonna Speaks Out on Teen Bullying - 3 views

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    Speaking as a mom of a teenager and an individual, Madonna made a guest appearance via satellite on the Ellen show today to speak out about bullying and teen suicides. Madonna told Ellen that she could "totally relate to the idea of feeling alienated and isolated" and to being bullied as a kid. After brief banter between host and guest, the discussion starts at 1:40 min into the video.
Anne Bubnic

Children of the tech revolution - 0 views

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    Pinned to the wall of my daughter's grade one classroom is a sheet of butcher's paper, listing questions she and her classmates would like to answer.\n\nWill the water run out? How many children travel to school in a sustainable way? Are cities a good idea? The next sheet lists ways they will find out the answers. First on the list: check the internet. These six and seven-year-olds are part of the emerging generation Z . Demographers and social researchers have banged on endlessly about gen Y and their rapid embrace of new technology but gen Z is the first generation born into a digital world.
Anne Bubnic

Cyberbullying Prevention Curriculum Scope & Sequence: GR 6-12 [PDF] - 0 views

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    Developed by the folks who designed the Olweus Bullying Prevention program, this curriculum offers students an opportunity to:
    1. interact, collaborate and publish with peers, experts or others, employing a variety of digital environments and media.
    2.communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences, using a variety of media and formats
    3. contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.
Anne Bubnic

Case Study: Cyberbullying and Free Speech [pdf] - 0 views

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    Case Study and discussion points. Includes answers to legal questions.
    A bad idea has turned into a full-fledged legal battle ever since the principal of Gibbons Preparatory School, Cornelius Southwick, learned that a group of male students at his school created a website that ranked the qualities of every freshman girl - often in mean-spirited, unflattering ways.
Anne Bubnic

Words Sometimes Really Do Hurt [PSA] - 0 views

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    Sony Creative Software Contest- Winner, School Video Category [Cyberbullyiing Public Service Announcement ]

    Lyndon B. Johnson Elementary. Background info from Marvin Jiminez, Director. I decided to enter the contest for two reasons. First, being one of the poorest school districts in the city, I felt our students would greatly appreciate the software prizes to use in sharing their stories in a visual manner. Second, this project would be my directorial debut. I really enjoyed directing this project and seeing it come to life from an idea to film. The students who volunteered as talent really did an exceptional job and were very fun to direct. The project itself took approx. 20 pre-production hours, 6 production hours, and 8 post-production hours. The title I decided to use is "Words Sometimes Really Do Hurt".
Anne Bubnic

Illuminate Cyberbullying [PSA] - 0 views

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    Sony Creative Software Contest- Winner, Independent Video Category [Cyberbullyiing Public Service Announcement ]

    Background info from Josh Borugeois. "I wanted to try and create something that would stick out on a very low budget. I got the light bulb idea from "The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind." I thought it created sort of an "all alone in someone's head feeling". I wrote the dialog thinking of some of the things teenagers would never say, or never think. I believe there are lot of messed up people online looking to prey on clueless individuals. I thought if I could create a spot that made teenagers being careful look like the cool thing to do, then maybe some would try it. Teenagers like to see a peer taking control of a situation. This generation is all about owning decisions."
Anne Bubnic

Penguins can fly! [BBC Video] - 0 views

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    Use this BBC video [4/1/07] as an icebreaker when teaching information literacy and digital citizenship. It will prompt a great conversations about the importance of critical thinking when examining information on the Web. [With thanks to Jane Krauss for the clever idea...]
Rafael Ribas

Student_name.com - 0 views

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    Your name as an Internet domain. Follow on from previous bookmark - a graduating class were given a domain name each and instructions to set google pages on them. Really good idea!
Rafael Ribas

Is your identity worth $10 a year? - 0 views

  • This is just another great opportunity to discuss digital citizenship and internet safety in positive terms.
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    I am interested in this idea about students owning their name online... what do you think?
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