Understanding Your Students: A Glimpse into the Media Habits of Tweens and Teens For today's tweens and teens, technology is part of the fabric of everyday life. They're watching TV on lots of devices and using smartphones and tablets to maximum advantage -- texting, researching, sharing, connecting -- sometimes using multiple devices at once. Educators need to understand how technology fits in children's lives to know how it can be used to support learning. Copyright for teachers Copyright: Definition According to the U.S. Copyright Office, copyright is "a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works."
The Next Tech Thing: Minnesota Trends in Social Media, Cyberbullying, and Digital Citizenship For the past eight years I have had the privilege to speak about digital citizenship and cyber safety to tens of thousands of secondary students and parents in over 70 public and private school districts across Minnesota. I have shared the important message of using technology in healthy and appropriate ways by addressing current issues such as the latest apps, cyber bullying, inappropriate material, and digital footprints. I am able to take vacation time off from my job in Minnetonka to do this. More info about my presentations is online. Copyright User – Education Authors: Ruth Soetendorp and Bartolomeo MelettiIllustration: Davide Bonazzi The use of materials protected by copyright is essential to the learning process. Educational resources exist in all formats that are recognised as ‘works’ in copyright law.
The Marshall Memo Admin - Issues 1. Atul Gawande on the need for professional teamwork 2. David Brooks on the difference between online and offline discourse 3. The power of “keystone habits” GUIDE to opening your TPT store & uploading... by The Lost Teacher Here is a FREE step-by-step multimedia guide to setting up your own TeachersPayTeachers.com store and uploading your first free product. This guide follows TPT's Copyright Faq recommendation to apply Creative Commons licenses to your work. CC licenses protect your copyright, gives you credit, AND lets other use your work beyond Fair Use limitations. Learn how to share your work with more people online and make it open for others to re-use, re-mix, and pass it on to others! Just click on the icons in each step to watch the videos OR read the PDF files. IMPORTANT: Before you begin any steps, please watch the Introduction video at the top near the title to understand the process.
Paying Attention to Technology: Writing Technology Autobiographies Overview Featured Resources From Theory to Practice As citizens of a highly technological culture, our students see (and often use) technologies as a daily experience. What types of things are protected by copyright? What types of things are protected by copyright? Although we’ve been using common types of creative works like books, movies and songs as examples so far, copyright protects an extremely wide range of creative expressions in eight categories. Here’s a quick overview. (1) Literary works Includes books, newspaper articles, and blog posts. Even your last email would be considered a literary work.
Remix: Teaching Students to Verify Social Media Content Misinformation can spread like a disease on social media. Journalists and news organizations have taken the bait, reporting inaccurate information gathered from social media. We’ve seen this in cases such as the Boston Marathon bombings and Hurricane Sandy, among many other examples. “What’s the Real Deal?” is an exercise that teaches students to be critical of information on social media platforms.
bits.blogs.nytimes HONG KONG — Despite a glimmer of progress after talks in March between the United States and China over a potential technology trade war, little has changed, according to a letter sent by trade groups to Chinese leaders on Monday. After a meeting of Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and top Chinese officials last month, there came word that China would delay implementing new rules designed to encourage banks in the country to buy crucial technology, like servers and mainframes, from Chinese companies. American trade groups that had lobbied against the rules were cautiously optimistic, calling the Chinese move to delay implementation a good first step. Their satisfaction was short-lived. The letter was provided by a person who declined to be named because he was not authorized to release it to the media. The latest letter signaled a renewal of trade tensions over the new technology policies being rolled out by Beijing.
13 of the Best Media Literacy Resources for 2014 The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reports that children spend an average of seven hours a day consuming various types of media. This data illustrates that society’s voracious appetite for media makes media literacy more important than ever. How can you teach your students to interact responsibly with the media? The following resources can help you plan thought-provoking lessons on the subject. Media Literacy Resources Made for Educators Image via Flickr by Free Press Pics
Digital Citizenship School Program Download Digital Citizenship Agreements On an August morning in 1991 the World Wide Web had officially been introduced into our lives. Had we any idea at the time the change that was to come? What may have seemed like a novelty at first began to attract more and more curiosity and interest as we started to see its potential. Mixed Messages And Simple Truths On Monday, I heard Dylan William say that computers don’t make a difference to learning in the classroom. On Thursday, I heard Gerry White say that technology is responsible for a 12% increase in achievement. Both asserted that their statements were backed by research. Dylan William said on Monday (and Friday), “You are entitled to your own opinions. Beyond Emily: Post-ing Etiquette Educators offer guidelines for promoting good online behavior. Some educators are leading the way to school-based netiquette education with guidelines advising students on what to do, and what to avoid, in online communication. We've put together excerpts from some sample guidelines. Florida Virtual School This public virtual school for secondary school students includes netiquette in its online orientation for new students.