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Welcome to the Egan Library proxy server! Welcome to the Egan Library proxy server! A New Understanding of the Digital Divide. As an urban teacher whose students are often lacking access to a computer and the Internet at home, I have strong opinions and experiences with the digital divide.

A New Understanding of the Digital Divide

I decided to do some research to see where my students fit into the current trends. What is the digital divide? If you ask most people to define the digital divide, most of them would answer that it has to do with those who have access to technology and those who don't. Ten years ago, they would have been right. However, over the last ten years access to technology has become more and more ubiquitous. So what does this all mean? We are looking at a completely different kind of divide. Another group that is often left out of the conversation are Americans with disabilities. Most of the reports about the digital divide center around racial and socio-economic differences (a 2010 study confirmed that household income is the greatest predictor of Internet use). What are some solutions? Copyright Fair Use and How it Works for Online Images.

You’ve heard the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words, but when that picture is protected by copyright, the picture is only worth three words: cease and desist.

Copyright Fair Use and How it Works for Online Images

OK, that’s kind of a lawyer joke. But it illustrates how protective people are about finding their images used online without permission. Copyright laws were established not to give the author the right to deny their work to other people, but instead to encourage its creation. Article I, Section 8, clause 8, of the United States Constitution states the purpose of copyright laws is “to promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.”

It’s a delicate balance between the rights of the creator and the public’s interest. This article will cover exactly what copyright is and what it covers. And then we’ll look at the concept of fair use as it pertains to using images online. What Is Copyright? In Summary. 6 Internet Safety Games To Help Kids Become Cyber Smart. With the age of cyber savvy kids on the rise, internet safety is just as important a part of education.

6 Internet Safety Games To Help Kids Become Cyber Smart

Parents can play a prime role as educators. But then, there are loads of resources which can play the role of motivators. A class on internet safety need not be dull and drag when you have interactive games like these six to take you through the concepts. Webonauts Internet Academy This cool online game teaches kids all about the rules of web safety and digital citizenship. Safety Land The game is courtesy AT&T. Internet Safety Hangman This is a case of the classic Hangman game reincarnated as an internet safety educational game.

Iggey and Rasper’s Internet Safety Game The Kids.com Jr. internet safety game for kids is a series of questions on net etiquette for kids. Anti-Phishing Phil This game is a limited version game of the actual one but the game play is enough to educate someone about phishing on the internet. OnGuard Online Image Credit: Shutterstock. Internet Safety. How to Teach Internet Safety to Younger Elementary Students. Back in October, I wrote a post about Teaching Digital Citizenship in the Elementary Classroom.

How to Teach Internet Safety to Younger Elementary Students

As it is Internet Safety Month, I want to share a sample lesson for teaching internet safety to students as young as kindergarten. Yes, you read correctly . . . kindergarten. With children spending time online at younger and younger ages, it is vital that we explicitly teach young children how to protect themselves online. Most young children get the "Stranger Danger" talk at school, so they know about how to handle strangers in their neighborhood and in face-to-face situations. There are three considerations when addressing Internet safety with these students. This is a lesson that I have done with my kindergarten and first grade students to introduce the idea that strangers exist on the Internet and to discuss how we should interact with them.

Protecting Private Information Online Materials Projector Computer Internet access Introduction Ask, "What is a stranger? " Video Discussion Assessment.