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Teach Kids To Be Their Own Internet Filters

Untitled. Join free Google Hangout July 30: Revisiting CIPA 10 Years Later. The American Library Association (ALA) and Google, Inc., will host national library, education, technology, legal and policy experts for a national symposium considering the impact of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) on access to electronic information July 29 and 30.

Join free Google Hangout July 30: Revisiting CIPA 10 Years Later

Librarians nationwide can join the virtual conversation with two Google Hangouts on July 30. The first Hangout will start at 11:00a.m. EDT and focus on an “Introduction and Overview of CIPA 10 Years Later.” The second one will share “Symposium Themes and Conclusions” starting at 12:15 p.m. Join free Google Hangout July 30: Revisiting CIPA 10 Years Later. We Trust You 2012. National Public Policy, School Libraries, and Technology.

National Public Policy, School Libraries, and Technology. Banned Websites Awareness Day. To raise awareness of the overly restrictive blocking of legitimate, educational websites and academically useful social networking tools in schools and school libraries, AASL has designated one day during Banned Books Week as Banned Websites Awareness Day.

Banned Websites Awareness Day

On Wednesday, September 30, AASL asks school librarians and other educators to promote an awareness of how overly restrictive filtering affects student learning. Background | Complimentary Webinar | Resources & Activities. Judgment Not Included. Photo AS police investigators peel away the layers of the Boston Marathon bombing, there are two aspects of this unfolding story to which I want to react: the mind-set of the alleged bombers and the role of the Internet in shaping it.

Judgment Not Included

Important news about both was contained in a single Washington Post article on Tuesday. “The 19-year-old suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has told interrogators that the American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan motivated him and his brother to carry out the attack, according to U.S. officials familiar with the interviews,” The Post reported. The officials said, “Dzhokhar and his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev ... do not appear to have been directed by a foreign terrorist organization. Rather, the officials said, the evidence so far suggests they were ‘self-radicalized’ through Internet sites and U.S. actions in the Muslim world. Silicon Valley Objects to Online Privacy Rule Proposals for Children. Ban Censorship, Not Websites! Today is Banned Websites Awareness Day – a designated day within Banned Books Week – which is sponsored by our friends at the American Association of School Librarians and designed to raise awareness of the overly restrictive blocking of legitimate, educational websites and academically useful social networking tools in schools and school libraries.

Ban Censorship, Not Websites!

At the ACLU LGBT Project, this is a subject near and dear to our hearts, and today we’re releasing a new report about our work to fight back against banned websites. The report is part of the ACLU’s “Don’t Filter Me” campaign, which started over a year and a half ago to take on viewpoint-discriminatory censorship of positive LGBT web content in public schools nationwide. When we put out the call for students across the U.S. to let us know if their schools’ web filters discriminated on the basis of viewpoint in this way, we heard from students from all over. Launching Blackboard Collaborate. Start Session Optionally, you can pre-configure your computer and test your audio using one of our Configuration Rooms prior to your session.

Launching Blackboard Collaborate

Please visit our "First time Users" section in the Support Portal to view configuration rooms for Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing. Note: When joining a Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing session for the first time you will see a Security Dialog. Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing is asking for you to run this application without a verification of its digital signature. Due to the dynamic abilities of our software we are unable to sign certain application files. What To Do If Your School Bans a Useful Website. Big Ideas Culture Digital Tools Today is Banned Website Awareness Day, and all across the country, educators are doing their part to raise awareness of how overly restrictive blocking of educational websites affects student learning.

What To Do If Your School Bans a Useful Website

Mluhtala : Happy Banned Websites Awareness... It's Banned Websites Awareness Day! ... you can catch an encore presentation at 7PM PDT this evening (yes, 10PM EDT), October 3, 2012 at the Library 2.012 virtual conference AASL, the organization that launched Banned Websites Awareness Day in the first place, offers a number of resources for participants, including the BWAD page, the AASL Essential Links for BWAD, and the AASL blog.

It's Banned Websites Awareness Day!

BWAD: How to be a Ninja Warrior Filter Fighter. Life is not filtered.

BWAD: How to be a Ninja Warrior Filter Fighter

But the Internet is - at my school. What are we teaching the kids? BANNED WEBSITES AWARENESS DAY 09/21 by EduTalk. Emerging Technology. Banned Websites Awareness Day. Michelle Luhtala (mluhtala) Emerging Tech: Using Technology to Advance Your School Library Program. (1) edWeb.net (edwebnet) Social Networks Can Affect on Voter Turnout, Study Finds. Cookies Required. Emerging Tech is a professional learning community (PLC) where school librarians can explore all the ways to integrate technology and 21st century learning into school library programs.

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The community hosts free monthly webinars and live chats presented by Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian at New Canaan High School (CT). Online discussions provide an easy way to continue the conversation and share ideas and experiences with peers across the country, and around the world. Internet Access as an Intellectual Freedom Issue. Don’t Be a B.L.O.B. – Support Responsible Use of Technology with BYOT! What is a BLOB? Think of the 1958 horror/science-fiction film, The Blob, that portrayed two young teenagers struggling to battle a giant mass of an alien that attempted to swallow up their small town in Pennsylvania. The movie poster described the Blob as “Indescribable…Indestructible! Nothing Can Stop It!” Without hesitation, this amoeba-like creature indiscriminately consumed everything in its path until the teenage heroes managed to utilize their available resources to render it useless. In today’s schools, a BLOB acquires a completely new meaning – a Banner – Locker – Or – Blocker.

Michelle’s orientation & our #bwad e-book! New A Tale Of Two Social Networks. Skip to content Stephen's Lighthouse New Stephen Abram's Posts About Library Land Sign In. Friend or Foe? Schools Still Struggling With Social Media. New Banned Websites Awareness Day: Oct. 3, 2012. I support AASL Banned Websites Awareness Day.

This year it is celebrated on Oct. 3, 2012. Wednesday, October 3, 2012.

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The Intersection of Politics and Social Media. The intersection of politics and social media has become an integral part of the political process. Political campaigns no longer need to to rely on televised speeches and debates, or the endorsements of newspapers and celebrities to rally voters. New technology and social media advancements allow candidates to spread messages instantaneously. Candidates can interact with voters in ways that were impossible 10 years ago. In this digital panel, Mashable US & World Reporter Alex Fitzpatrick discussed the impact of social media and technology on the 2012 election cycle. I challenge you to Google yourself! [Infographic] A simple Google search to see what results come up when your name is punched into the worlds biggest search engine – It’s just a smart thing to do.

Feel free to head over to Google now to do a quick search…I’ll wait…Did you like what you found? You may be surprised to know that you are not the only one searching for information about you online. It turns out that just about everybody wants to know more about you, and it’s not just your family and friends: 79% of HR recruiters and hiring managers screen job candidates by reviewing online information about them.86% of hiring managers have told candidates that they were rejected based on what was found online about them.Even 12% of College admissions officers said that posts which include photos of alcohol consumption, illegal activity, and the use of vulgar language have negatively impacted a potential student’s chances in being granted admission. Googling yourself isn’t about vanity, egotism, or a sense of self-importance.