Creating a PLN Skip to content Building your PLN 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 with the power of the web and online collaboration – a PLN could really grow! This series guides you step by step through the process of building your PLN. You can work through the activities in any order and at any time. Here is our guide to growing your PLN in as little as a couple of weeks! Sign Up For Free Powered by WordPress | Hosted by Edublogs | Protected by CloudFlare AddThis Sharing Sidebar Share to Facebook , Number of shares76 Share to TwitterShare to LinkedIn , Number of shares Share to EmailMore AddThis Share options , Number of shares65 Hide Show AddThis FollowShare Toggle Dock Share Close AddThisPrivacy
netsmartz Click on the titles below to print age-appropriate activity cards. These activity cards are related to the online activities and easy to implement with few extra materials. Printable handouts are included. Primary (Ages 5-7) Bad Netiquette Stinks Students will learn the definition of netiquette and discuss the importance of having good manners online. Intermediate (Ages 8-10) Attitude Overdrive Students will watch the NSTeens video "Attitude Overdrive" and discuss what to do when they encounter "griefers" while playing games online.
Descarga la Aplicación móvil “Te Protejo” A través de la aplicación será más fácil denunciar casos de pornografía infantil. El pasado 7 de junio, Telefónica Movistar lanzó en Colombia la aplicación “Te protejo” para equipos móviles con sistemas operativos iOS, Android y BlackBerry. A través de esta aplicación móvil se pueden denunciar contenidos inapropiados en Internet relacionados con pornografía infantil, así como otras situaciones que vulneren los derechos de la infancia y adolescencia. El acceso y uso de la aplicación móvil “Te Protejo” es totalmente gratuito, no tiene ningún fin o interés comercial. El proyecto es una iniciativa conjunta de Telefónica Movistar, la Fundación Telefónica, el Ministerio TIC, el ICBF, el Foro de Generaciones Interactivas (España), Red PaPaz y la Policía Nacional, para promover el uso responsable y adecuado de la tecnología.
Teacher Action Research on ePortfolio Implementation Last week, I was the external examiner on a Masters Thesis entitled, ELECTRONIC PORTFOLIOS: TOOLS FOR SUPPORTING THE TEACHER’S NEED FOR ASSESSMENT AND THE STUDENT’S NEED FOR DEEP LEARNING. I was given permission to post his final thesis. "The intent of this study was to examine how qualitative assessment in the form of electronic portfolios could be conducted to engage students in their learning." This action research focused on a small (N=12) group of mostly First Nations students in northern British Columbia, and was conducted by their teacher in his grade 11/12 Comparative Civilizations course over the 2009-2010 school year. I found this study to be enjoyable to read, although a little repetitive. ...electronic portfolios support formative assessment by encouraging dialogue between the student and teacher that focuses on improving student work and is not emotionally threatening. As part of his definitions, he further defined deep learning for his work: Nicely done!
Kids and Mobile Phones What age is appropriate for a kid to have a mobile phone? That's something for you and your family to decide. Consider your child’s age, personality, and maturity, and your family's circumstances. Is your child responsible enough to follow rules set by you and the school? When you decide your children are ready for a mobile phone, teach them to think about safety and responsibility. Phones, Features, and Options Decide on options and features for your kid's phone. Your mobile phone company and the phone itself should give you some choices for privacy settings and child safety controls. Be smart about smart phones. Many phones offer web access and mobile apps. Get familiar with social mapping. Many mobile phones now have GPS technology installed: kids with these phones can pinpoint where their friends are — and be pinpointed by their friends. Develop Cell Phone Rules Explain what you expect. Talk to your kids about when and where it's appropriate to use their cell phones. Set an example.
Teens, Social Media, and Privacy Overview Teens are sharing more information about themselves on social media sites than they have in the past, but they are also taking a variety of technical and non-technical steps to manage the privacy of that information. Despite taking these privacy-protective actions, teen social media users do not express a high level of concern about third-parties (such as businesses or advertisers) accessing their data; just 9% say they are “very” concerned. Interactive feature: Sharing Information on Social Media Interactive feature: Teens on Facebook: What They Share with Friends Infographic: Teens, Social Media, and Privacy Infographic: What teens share on social media Infographic: Teens: Median number of Facebook friends Focus group highlights: What teens said about social media, privacy, and online identity Key findings include: Teens are sharing more information about themselves on their social media profiles than they did when we last surveyed in 2006: About the Survey
Registration — ePortfolio & Identity Conference We apologize for the inconvenience, but the page you were trying to access is not at this address. You can use the links below to help you find what you are looking for. If you are certain you have the correct web address but are encountering an error, please contact the Site Administration . Thank you. You might have been looking for… ePIC The ePortfolio & Identity Conference and Community Registration The 10th international ePortfolio and Identity conference, ePIC 2012, 9-10-11July 2012, takes place at the Savoy Place, London, home of the Institute of ... Instructions ePIC 2012 uses ConfTool for handling paper submissions, the review process, and participant registration. About ePIC 2013 The information digest for participation in ePIC 2013 Exhibitor Packages The Exhibition plays an integral part in the conference. Calendar Important dates for the Call for Contributions PerezGarcon.pdf Epic 2012 April-May Update Epic 2012 March Update ePortfolio 2003
Lesson Ideas These lesson plans were perhaps the most popular activity for last year's Digital Learning Day. The links provide a ready-made activity that you can use with your students on Digital Learning Day and beyond. You will see that each lesson includes a full lesson plan and a short video introduction from the Digital Learning Day teacher who submitted the lesson. If you plan to use a lesson on Digital Learning Day in your classroom or school, make sure to add this activity to our map. Visit the toolkits for more lesson plans, tools to use, and tips from teachers in specific areas! I Am Malala In this innovative lesson plan, students explore the power of social media in calling for change, while also improving their understanding of various cultures and social issues that impact other parts of the world. Video Introduction Lesson Plan Activity Rubric Inquiry-Based Research This great lesson has students practice online research skills by playing timed trivia games. Video Lesson Plan
¿Por qué Noam Chomsky desconfía de Internet? El telégrafo y las bibliotecas públicas tuvieron un impacto mucho mayor en las comunicaciones y el acceso a la información que Internet. Eso le dijo a BBC Mundo Noam Chomsky desde el Instituto Tecnológico de Massachusetts (MIT, por sus siglas en inglés), el mismo lugar donde en 1962 el informático John Carl Robnett Licklider concibió por primera vez la idea de una red global. Activista político y ácido crítico del poder, Noam Chomsky cree que las revelaciones del exanalista de inteligencia Edward Snowden sobre el espionaje en Estados Unidos son una prueba de que los gobiernos pueden aliarse con las grandes corporaciones para usar la red contra los ciudadanos. Considera, además, que los lentes de Google son “orwellianos y ridículos” y que Internet puede aislar y radicalizar a las personas. INTERNET VS. “Hace 150 años si mandabas una carta a Inglaterra, la respuesta podía demorar unos dos meses, porque viajaría en barco, y quizás ni siquiera llegaría a su destino”. INTERNET VS.
Blank A portfolio is a collection of work that has undergone a process of selection, reflection, and revision. I believe these 3 key components are critical when thinking about portfolios, especially writing portfolios. Over the last 2 decades there has been a push to use portfolios to assess student writing. I think that the e-portfolio makes sense. On this page you will find various resources to help you get started with e-portfolios in your own classroom.
How to Help Students Create a Positive Digital Footprint Children today are more tech savvy than previous generations and have digital footprints from increasingly earlier ages. Many parents “share” their children online before they are even born, through pregnancy updates and sonograms. Some parents post status updates about their child’s milestones, grades, sports, and activities. According to online security firm AVG in a 2012 study, 81% of U.S. children have a digital footprint before age two. But how can we keep this online imprint positive? Importance of a positive digital footprint: It’s difficult for children to consider their long-term future, like a college acceptance or job opportunities, but as adults we know how vital a first online impression will be. Kids are creating a digital footprint if they are participating on social media. Whether you are a parent or an educator, here are 3 things to consider when teaching children to create a positive digital footprint: 1. 2. 3.
Interent Safety Links Websites NetSmartz – Highly recommended website developed by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Contains excellent resources for parents/guardians, educators, law enforcement, teens, and young children. Resources available include streaming videos, activity cards, interactive workshops, safety tips, safety presentations, internet safety pledges, statistics, real life stories from victims, research studies, etc. NetSmartzKids – Website developed for young children by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Boys and Girls Clubs of America. PDF Documents (Fact Sheets, Brochures, Media Trend Studies, Research) A Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety U.S. [back to top]