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Electronics Kits for Kids. Teachers ill-equipped to handle cyber-bullying. 0 4ShareThis One in four teachers say students have come to them about cyber-bullying but two-thirds of them say they don't have the training to deal with it.

Teachers ill-equipped to handle cyber-bullying

An annual global survey of teachers and students internet use by AVG Technologies, released yesterday, also showed parents expected teachers to educate their kids about internet safety. The survey showed there was a discrepancy between parents' expectations on online safety and the actual time spent in class covering the topic, despite more than nine out of 10 teachers saying they used internet content in class. Of the teachers surveyed, 18 per cent said they had received formal training to teach online safety, and 32 per cent felt ill-equipped to deal with cyber bullying. More than three quarters believed their pupils' parents relied too heavily on schools to prepare kids for the online world.

One in three teachers also felt parents themselves didn't know enough about cyber-bullying. By the numbers. Transforming the Way We Learn: Why Digital Literacy is So Important. “…digital literacy is less about tools and more about thinking.”

Transforming the Way We Learn: Why Digital Literacy is So Important

When we talk about language literacy, we are discussing much more than the basic ability to recognize words on a page. True literacy extends beyond the ability to read and encompasses the skills needed to gain meaning and knowledge from the written word, to think critically, and to write clearly. Likewise, digital literacy is more than simply knowing how to use digital tools. It is the ability to locate, organize, understand, evaluate, and analyze information using digital technology. Using Social Media Tools: Considerations. As a professional working in a Victorian government school you are expected to act in a manner that reflects your standing in the community; that of a respectful and responsible citizen.

Using Social Media Tools: Considerations

Therefore, it is imperative that you always reflect on how you conduct yourself online. When using social media tools always: 1. Consider any relevant codes of conduct or employer policies in relation to using social media. Using Social Media Tools: Considerations. Kids can't use computers... and this is why it should worry you - Coding 2 Learn. TL;DR?

Kids can't use computers... and this is why it should worry you - Coding 2 Learn

Why not just go watch another five second video of a kitten with its head in a toilet roll, or a 140 character description of a meal your friend just stuffed in their mouth. “nom nom”. This blog post is not for you. The phone rang through to my workroom. It was one of the school receptionists explaining that there was a visitor downstairs that needed to get on the school’s WiFi network. iPad in hand I trotted on down to the reception to see a young twenty-something sitting on a chair with a MacBook on her knee. I smiled and introduced myself as I sat down beside her.

‘I’ll need to be quick. She reevaluated her categorisation of me. I looked at the MacBook. I handed back the MacBook and the woman opened up Safari. Hanewald-confrontingthepedagogical-2008.pdf. The Evolution of Privacy on Facebook. About Facebook is a great service.

The Evolution of Privacy on Facebook

I have a profile, and so does nearly everyone I know under the age of 60. However, Facebook hasn't always managed its users' data well. In the beginning, it restricted the visibility of a user's personal information to just their friends and their "network" (college or school). Over the past couple of years, the default privacy settings for a Facebook user's personal information have become more and more permissive. This blog post by Kurt Opsahl at the the EFF gives a brief timeline of Facebook's Terms of Service changes through April of 2010.

Let me be clear about something: I like Facebook. Data The data for this chart was derived from my interpretation of the Facebook Terms of Service over the years, along with my personal memories of the default privacy settings for different classes of personal data. I welcome data corrections, so please leave a comment below if you have better numbers to share. Types of Personal Data. Tech Giants Use Open Source to Get You to Cough Up for Other Products.

Most open source software projects come to life because someone is trying to scratch an itch.

Tech Giants Use Open Source to Get You to Cough Up for Other Products

Some group of coders or a team of academics or a fast-moving startup will build some software that solves a very real computing problem, and then they’ll open source the code, sharing it with the world at large. Maybe, the coders are trying to help the larger world of software developers, believing that others will find the code useful too. Maybe, they’re trying to get more eyes on their code, hoping that others will contribute bug reports and fixes to the project. Or maybe, as is typically the case, they’re trying to do both. The popular data-crunching tool Hadoop is a great example. There are a nearly endless number of open source projects that have evolved along similar lines, including the Apache web server, the Ruby on Rails programming framework, and, of course, the Linux operating system.

In many cases, Zemlin says, open source is playing the role usually taken by standardization bodies. How to Be More Open to Learning New Technology: 8 Steps. Edit Article Sometimes it can be hard to accept that you're behind the times.

How to Be More Open to Learning New Technology: 8 Steps

But it can become frustrating to maintain a stubbornness in the face of changing technology, as you'll soon be left at the mercy of those who do know. COFA Online Gateway. COFA Online Gateway. Hanewald-confrontingthepedagogical-2008.pdf. LAMS Foundation. LAMS Tutorials - LAMS Documents (English) LAMS Foundation. Respondus. Higher Education’s First Active Learning Platform. PebblePad - not just an eportfolio. About Mahara. LTTO_M2%20Open%20or%20LMS.pdf.

Why is online learning important?