Alanah abd Madeline Foundation running ESmart holistic approach to cyberbullying in schools by Feb 10
What is cyberbullying? Cyberbullying (or online bullying) is using modern communication technology to deliberately and repeatedly harrass, humiliate, embarrass, torment, threaten, pick on or intimidate someone. Cyberbullying happens in lots of different ways – by mobile phone, text messages, email, or through social networking sites such as Facebook . Examples of cyberbullying include sending anonymous threatening emails, spreading rumours on the school e-bulletin board to break up friendships, or setting up an unkind or unpleasant fake social networking account using real photos and contact details. Effects of cyberbullying Cyberbullying can leave teenagers with low self-esteem, less interest in school and a deep sense of loneliness. Some feel they have no safe place, because the bullying can happen anywhere there’s internet or mobile access.
Good Australian site - represetnative of info available to paretns by Feb 8
Earlier this month, EMC released their findings regarding the digital universe in a publication entitled " The Diverse and Exploding Digital Universe ." S ome of the research focused on mind-blowing figures - like the 281 billion GB size of the digital universe or the predicted size of the digital universe by 2011, nearly 1.8 zettabytes (1,800 exabytes). However, what really peaked our interest was information provided on your "Digital Shadow," that is, all the digital information generated about an average person on a daily basis. You may already be familiar with the term "digital footprint," which you probably take to mean your online data trail.
Extending the defintion of Digital Footprint to Digital showing and a nice tool to calculate your digital footprint. by Feb 14
Cool stuff for Nerdy teachers - like this game for cybersafety and the general quaality collection of aps, ideas and resources. by Feb 14
Know it or not, you already have some sort of Personal Learning Network or PLN! It could be your colleagues, family, students, friends – whoever! But the power of the web and online collaboration – that PLN could really grow! Here is our guide to growing your PLN in as little as a couple of weeks! More Sharing Services Share | Share on friendfeed Share on thefancy Share on linkedin Share on facebook
BUilding a personal learning network. Great ideas but also a nice model for self-paced learning. Intersting to reflect on the pedagogy used in these courses. by Jan 18
Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship Digital citizenship can be defined as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use. 1. Digital Access: full electronic participation in society. Technology users need to be aware that not everyone has the same opportunities when it comes to technology.
Nine themes for a digital citizenship course - good summary by Jan 17
For School Leaders, Teacher Leaders and Families Web These sites have resources for teaching Digital Citizenship in the classroom
Good short list of resources on range of Digital Citizenship issues in schools. Good background reading - nice collection of blogs, and feeds. Discussions include leadership and whole of school approaches. by Dec 13
As part of the support we wish to provide to USQ staff and students, I am investigating how cybersafety, digital citizenship and online safety generally needs to be included in USQ courses. There are three elements to my thinking. 1.
A page of collected resources and ideas on the USQ portfolio system. Mainly of interest to students and staff of USQ by Dec 13