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Vicki Davis

Revised Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule Goes Into Effect Today - 3 views

  • The modified rule, approved by the Commission in December 2012, widens the definition of children’s personal information to include persistent identifiers such as cookies that track a child’s activity online, as well as geolocation information, photos, videos, and audio recordings.
  • It requires that operators of websites or online services that are either directed to children under 13 or have actual knowledge that they are collecting personal information from children under 13 give notice to parents and get their verifiable consent before collecting, using, or disclosing such personal information, and keep secure the information they collect from children.
    The revised COPPA act went into effect on July 1, 2013. Take time to read up on and know this act.
Vicki Davis

National High School Mock Trial Championship - 5 views

    If you get into mock trials as a way to learn about the judicial system, there is a national high school mock trial championship here in the United States.
Learning Today

Getting Kids involved in Politics - 2 views

    education, learning, politics, kids, government
Vicki Davis

American Democracy in Action - Student Wiki Textbook - 2 views

    Students are writing their own textbooks. This one by The Advanced Placement United States GovernmentElectronic Textbook created by theSt. Gregory College Preparatory School'sSenior AP Government Class 2010 With such things that can be handed down to other students, so many questions come to mind including accuracy but also whether such a tool has value in lieu of traditional textbooks. 
Suzie Nestico

Government Lesson Plans - 11 views

  • Considering the Theme of Progress- Students will be able to understand the purpose of the upcoming unit and contribute to its development.
  • Ethics in American Government- Students analyze the statement "Those who govern in a democracy hold a 'public trust'." This activity provides exploration of ethical dilemmas which might face our present government officials.
  • Impact Of Government On The Individual- The purpose to this activity, used during the early part of the school year in a required secondary government class, is to begin the process of helping students visualize the government of the United States as a very important part of their everyday existence--- a part which they can impact.
    Government Lesson Plans from Teach-nology
Suzie Nestico

How to Write a Petition - ePetitions - Start a Petition - GoPetition - 0 views

    Resources for teaching students how to become informed, take action and write a petition.
Deb Henkes

National Educational Technology Plan: Your Questions Answered | Edutopia - 12 views

    The embrace of cloud computing, openly-licensed educational materials and open source technologies are part of the new education technology recommendations from the U.S. Department of Education.
Ben Rimes

Expertnet - 1 views

    A wiki dedicated to gathering feedback on new innovative ways to engage citizens, provide citizen consultation, and elicit expert public feedback on government projects. Could be a great way for civics teachers to offer direct application of what they're teaching.
Ted Sakshaug

Center for Civic Education 60-Second Civics Podcast - 4 views

    60-Second Civics is a daily podcast that provides a quick and convenient way for listeners to learn about our nation's government, the Constitution, and our history. The podcast explores themes related to civics and government, the constitutional issues behind the headlines, and the people and ideas that formed our nation's history and government.
Felix Gryffeth

Op-Ed Columnist - Race to Sanity - - 7 views

    The Obama administration's education policy is a model of balanced governance.
Ed Webb

Admongo, the government video game that teaches kids about the perils of advertising. -... - 9 views

    Persuasive game about, er, persuasion
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