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Paul Beaufait

Cyber Savvy | Embrace Civility - 12 views

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    "Cyber Savvy is a student-led, positive norms approach to teach upper intermediate, middle, and high school students (grades 5 - 12) about digital safety, including effective digital decision-making, safe posting of personal information, digital relationships, social networking, cyberbullying, and digital dating/exploitation. The schools that have used this program in the pilot testing have been very pleased with the results. "
Paul Beaufait

Creating Kick-Ass Passwords | Should I Change My Password? - 18 views

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    "Creating long, secure passwords can be extremely difficult, especially when you have multiple accounts and have to remember them all. It's no wonder that we end up writing them down, or using the same password again and again. This is however, a terrible habit to get in to." (Creating (and remembering) Great Passwords, ¶1) To help online site and tool users do a better job of password protecting their accounts, ShouldIChangeMyPassword (the Avalanche Technology Group) recommends: Padding, Passphrases, Formulas, and Password Managers.
Paul Beaufait

http://www.embracingdigitalyouth.org/ - 37 views

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    "Embracing Digital Youth (a program of Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use) promotes approaches that will best ensure all young people become "Cyber Savvy" and address youth risk in a positive and restorative manner" (Embracing Digital Youth, ¶1, 2012.05.14).
Paul Beaufait

A Thorny Issue: Teachers' and learners' right to privacy | The official blog of PikiFri... - 18 views

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    In this post, PikiFriends suggest: "Schools have always had the responsibility of keeping learners safe. While the current surge of interest in elearning has presented new challenges to these responsibilities, being vigilant and following these safety guidelines can help ensure that all participants are safer and more aware of the various risks" (Conclusion, ¶1, 2011.12.12). This post provides Website Safety Guidelines, and lists: + important questions for teachers and learners to ask, + anti-surveillance plugins for Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers; & + news articles about Internet surveillance "in no particular order" (Press articles on internet surveillance issues, ¶1, 2011.12.12).
Paul Beaufait

Cyberbullying Toolkit | Common Sense Media - 47 views

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    A "free toolkit to help you take ... an effective stand against cyberbullying" (deck, ¶2, retrieved 2011.09.27), beginning with focus questions and an overview, then focusing on elementary, middle, and high school levels
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    A great tool. A real help for teachers( & kids) Thanks.
Don Lourcey

Education Week: Filtering Fixes - 0 views

  • So what teachers and students in Trussville, Ala., are doing on the Internet might be considered illicit activity in other districts across the country. Lessons in the 4,100-student district near Birmingham include YouTube videos and film trailers, Internet chats with peers in Nigeria or award-winning children’s authors, even blogging sessions and Web research on open search engines such as Google.
  • Attempting to use online social-networking tools, read blogs, or see multimedia presentations on a classroom computer can generate a message that’s become all too familiar in many American schools: Access Denied.
Kathleen N

Wordle Blog: How to make Wordle safe for classroom use. - 0 views

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    FROM the Creator/Owner of WORDLE: "I'm happy to announce that from now on, the Wordle front page will never feature images or links that are inappropriate for classroom use. It's now possible to configure an institution's "site-blocking" software to keep Wordle safe for classroom use." Simply have your networking administrator block the following base URLs1: * http://www.wordle.net/gallery * http://www.wordle.net/next * http://www.wordle.net/random
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