We Trust You 2013. Teach Kids To Be Their Own Internet Filters. ” credit=”flickingerbrad/Flickr It’s becoming less and less effective to block students from websites. When Los Angeles Unified rolled out its one-to-one iPad program, administrators expected to be able to control how students used them both in school and at home. But, not surprisingly, kids are resourceful and students quickly found ways around the security, prompting the district to require students to turn over the devices. Students live in an information-saturated world. Rather than shielding them from the digital world, many agree the most effective way to keep them safe and using the internet responsibly as a learning tool is to teach them how to be their own filters. “If we are not teaching the kids to use the web as a vehicle for enhancing learning and teaching them to be the filter, that’s a dereliction of duty.” A key to making sure good practices stick is to teach research skills when kids need them. [RELATED READING: Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know]
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. 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. EDT. Participants will join a wide range of experts as they share insights looking at legal, ethical, and political implications of how the CIPA requirements have been implemented in the past 10 years.
Did CIPA meet its intended goals, and have there been unintended consequences? Here’s how to join the conversation: The Hangouts also will be archived on the ALA Washington Office YouTube channel after the event. Like this: Join free Google Hangout July 30: Revisiting CIPA 10 Years Later. We Trust You 2012. National Public Policy, School Libraries, and Technology | 2013 ALA Annual Conference. National Public Policy, School Libraries, and Technology | 2013 ALA Annual Conference. 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.
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 Webinars | Resources & Activities Logo Use | Promotional Partners Background Usually the public thinks of censorship in relation to books, however there is a growing censorship issue in schools and school libraries – overly restrictive filtering of educational websites reaching far beyond the requirements of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA).
Filtering websites does the next generation of digital citizens a disservice. Resources Intellectual Freedom related posts on Knowledge Quest AASL White Paper on Educational Technology in Schools. 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. 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. But what in God’s name does that have to do with planting a bomb at the Boston Marathon and blowing up innocent people? 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. 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.
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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. The dialogue around filtering must also include bring-your-own-device policies, appropriate use of social media in schools, and overall responsible use of technology in school.
Each of these issues plays an important part in the equation that influences school policy around filtering websites. For example, do students and teachers use social media sites like Edmodo or even Facebook for class purposes? Are educational videos on YouTube part of teachers’ curriculum? Part of the investigation into what filtering policies to put in place revolves around understanding current rules and regulations — and that’s the problem, according to Michelle Luhtala, a librarian at New Cannan High School and one of the primary organizers of Banned Websites Awareness Day. 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.
You can contribute to our collaborative slide presentation! Here is the link to add a slide, and the presentation follows: And hey, you can always include #BWAD in your Tweets! BWAD: How to be a Ninja Warrior Filter Fighter. Life is not filtered. But the Internet is - at my school. What are we teaching the kids? How can we teach knowledge, discernment, and ethics without giving them a chance to make good choices and yes, sometimes mistakes?
Celebrate: Banned Websites Awareness Day "AASL has designated October 3 as the second annual 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 designates one day during Banned Books Week as Banned Websites Awareness Day. AASL asks school librarians and other educators to promote an awareness of how overly restrictive filtering affects student learning. Complimentary BWAD (Banned Websites Awareness Day) Webinar Join us! Here are the slides from my preso on Slideshare! Resources: AASL BWAD main site with background and resources Michelle Luhtala's Blog postings: 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. 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.
You'll have an opportunity to collaborate with other librarians as you learn about and explore the many uses of technology in school libraries. Upcoming Webinars Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 5PM Eastern Time Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 5PM Eastern Time Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 5PM Eastern Time Pre-registration is not required for Emerging Tech community members. Join the webinar at the scheduled time with this link: You'll be automatically emailed a CE certificate for attending a live session. About Follett’s K-12 Business. 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. BLOBs are the people who keep students from using their personal technology devices to facilitate their learning. They ban technology devices because they assume that students will use their devices inappropriately, and/or they prefer to maintain the status quo of teacher directed instruction with passive student involvement.
What Is Responsible Use? What Can I Do to Avoid Becoming a BLOB? Resources. 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 A Tale Of Two Social Networks A Tale Of Two Social Networks Stephen Posted on: August 23, 2012, 6:35 am Category: Uncategorized Comments Off 0 Responses Stay in touch with the conversation, subscribe to the RSS feed for comments on this post. Subscribe Site RSS feed About The Author Stephen Abram is a librarian and consultant with Lighthouse Partners and Dysart & Jones. Recent Comments Categories Archives Tags. 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 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.
On Wednesday, Oct. 3, AASL is asking school librarians and other educators to promote an awareness of how overly restrictive filtering affects student learning. AASL’s Banned Websites Awareness Day (#bwad on Twitter) Here is AASL’s BWAD page Last year’s event coverage in New York Times Michelle Luhtala’s “kick off” article in American Libraries My post from last year’s event: Stephen.
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. Alex Fitzpatrick, MashableAlex Fitzpatrick is a Reporter at Mashable's New York headquarters, where he covers the intersection of politics, international affairs, social media and technology. Ethan Klapper, The Huffington PostEthan Klapper is the politics social media editor at The Huffington Post, where he manages the social media presence of the site's popular politics section.
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. Like this: