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Rhondda Powling

Teaching digital citizenship across the whole curriculum | eSchool News | eSchool News - 4 views

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    "Digital citizenship is not just about teaching students what not to do, but also what they should be doing, to create a positive online impression. It can not be taught in a one-off lesson but needs to be embedded into lessons and "lived" or owned by everyone going about their daily lives "
Rhondda Powling

How To Prepare Students For 21st Century Survival - 3 views

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    The post discusses 7 survival skills for the 21st century and how they might be purposefully applied in a classroom. They are: 1. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. 2. Collaboration Across Networks and Leading by Influence. 3. Agility and Adaptability. 4. Initiative and Entrepreneurship. 5. Effective Oral and Written Communication. 6. Accessing and Analysing Information. 7. Curiosity and Imagination
Rhondda Powling

Schools Can No Longer Ignore the Importance of Digital Citizenship - 3 views

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    Part of Lyn Hay's session on the importance of teaching digital literacy to our students and links to where this process is supported by the Australian curriculum
Rhondda Powling

How To Clean Up Your Social Media For College Applications - 1 views

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    Always useful to advise students of their digital footprint with some ramifications clearly identified.
Rhondda Powling

Instagram or Vine? 5 Things to Know If Your Kids Are Sharing Videos | Common Sense Media - 3 views

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    Instagram and Vine are 2 popular social apps that allow you to share videos. This post examines the differences and the parameters of each. Tips for adults to be aware of as they try to assist young people in staying safe are also discussed
Rhondda Powling

A Quick Guide to YouTube Privacy - 1 views

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    "You don't share as much personal information on YouTube as on other social networks, but if you're conscious of online privacy, you may want to take a look at your privacy settings. This video takes a quick look at how to protect your privacy on the video-sharing site with a few easy steps to ensure your account is set up in a way that satisfies your need for online confidentiality."
Rhondda Powling

Managing your Digital Footprint - Technology Enhanced Learning Blog - 3 views

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    An infographic that explians in simple terms 4 things that you need to know to help your students manage their online reputation
Rhondda Powling

21 st Century Educational Technology and Learning | K12 educational transformation thro... - 2 views

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    A post discussing how to promote online student discussion that is meaningful and academically rigorous. It is also important that good digital citizenship practices are understood and followed.
Rhondda Powling

TVNZ | Television New Zealand | News, Sport, Weather, TV ONE, TV2 | TVNZ | Breaking & D... - 1 views

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    A 4 minute video report. A brief but useful report on managing your reputation when using social media. "Throw away comments can quickly become problematic. People regard social media as a private conversation, but it never is private, regardless of what your settings are. The capacity to repost is always there." Report continues with  "people who post comments threatening violence when responding to a post that is upsetting can be unlawful". Although relating to the laws of New Zealand, there are some good pointers for everyone. 
John Pearce

Dr danah boyd speaks at RMIT University - YouTube - 0 views

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    Dr danah boyd speaks at RMIT about 'Networked Publics' Hear the introduction, full lecture and Q and A session and other Talking Technology podcasts at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/news/talkingtechnology
John Pearce

Online Exposure, Consumer Reports - 1 views

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    "More than 5 million online U.S. households experienced some type of abuse on Facebook in the past year, including virus infections, identity theft, and for a million children, bullying, a Consumer Reports survey shows. And consumers are at risk in myriad other ways, according to our national State of the Net survey of 2,089 online households conducted earlier this year by the Consumer Reports National Research Center. Here are the details: "
John Pearce

Millions of children at threat from bullying, cyber-predators on Facebook social networ... - 1 views

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    "SOME 7.5 million of the 20 million minors who used Facebook in the past year were younger than 13, and a million of them were bullied, harassed or threatened on the site, a study released yesterday said. More than five million Facebook users were 10 years old or younger, and they were allowed to use Facebook largely without parental supervision, leaving them vulnerable to threats ranging from malware to identity theft to sexual predators, the State of the Net survey by Consumer Reports said."
John Pearce

Facebook can serve as personality test › News in Science (ABC Science) - 1 views

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    "Companies who want to know more about prospective employees can learn a lot by checking their Facebook profiles, according to a new study. Jennifer Golbeck and colleagues at the University of Maryland surveyed the public profiles of nearly 300 Facebook users for information about their favourite activities, TV shows, movies, music, books, quotes, and membership in political or other organisations. They also looked at the "About Me" and "blurb" sections. The work did not include status updates or other data that is only available to users' online friends."
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