Internet Safety Training for Parents and Families It’s been a long day. We had a really productive cluster meeting in the morning (more on his later). However, the main point of this post it to talk about tonight’s event. I thought it was outstanding. First of all we had a turn out from over 100 parents, representing over 250 pupils within the school. For a parent event that was not a parents evening, I was amazed. We were supported by LTS (who provided materials for the packs), The Child Exploitation Online Protection Agency – CEOP (who allowed us to be the first school in Scotland [I think the UK] to use their parent training material), Young Scot East Lothian (who provided staff and nearly the space bus!) The press were there in full force, with representatives from the East Lothian Courier, The Times Educational Supplement and the Scotsman. Tonight we took a huge and brave step in trying to achieve this and I was very proud to be part of such an event. So what did we cover? We started off with an adapted ‘Shift Happens’ Presentation.
Create, format, or delete a hyperlink Microsoft Office Word creates a hyperlink for you when you press ENTER or the SPACEBAR after you type the address of an existing Web page, such as www.contoso.com. What do you want to do? Create a customized hyperlink to a document, file, or Web page Create a hyperlink to a blank e-mail message Create a hyperlink to a location in the current document or Web page Create a hyperlink to a specific location in another document or Web page Quickly create a hyperlink to another file Turn on automatic hyperlinks Turn off automatic hyperlinks Create a customized hyperlink to a document, file, or Web page Select the text or picture that you want to display as the hyperlink. Top of Page Create a hyperlink to a blank e-mail message Select the text or picture that you want to display as the hyperlink. Some Web browsers and e-mail programs might not recognize the subject line. You can also create a hyperlink to a blank e-mail message by typing the address in the document. Mark the hyperlink location
BBC Bitesize - How can you use the internet? The new Ofsted e-safety framework: is your school ready? | Teacher Network | Guardian Professional From this September, Ofsted has issued new guidelines in regards to e-safety provision in schools. This basically means that during an inspection, Ofsted will be on the look out for how the school protects and educates staff and pupils in its use of technology, and what measures the school has in place to intervene and support should a particular issue arise. As the framework is concerned with safeguarding pupils, it has to be a top priority for schools. Many schools might already have effective policies and systems in place, but those who haven't will need to revise their priorities to make sure this features. As a parent, I want to know that my children are safe in school, I want to know that they are empowered with the knowledge to be safe when they go online, and I want to know that staff have a good understanding of what safe means in any context to do with technology. Learning about e-safety is a vital life skill. So how do schools meet these expectations?
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eSafety Training and Consultancy for Schools Free Tools For Teachers : Windows Movie Maker The sights, sounds and action of a movie are a great way grab your students' attention and bring subjects to life. But who has time to teach and make movie magic? You do - with Windows Movie Maker. In just minutes, you can turn photos and video clips on any subject into interesting movies with special effects, sounds, and captions. The simple, easy, fast way to make movie magic in class It takes just a few minutes to import still pictures, video clips, and music from your PC to Windows Movie Maker and create a polished movie. Engage, entertain, and educate by creating movies to teach varied subjects: System requirements: Operating system: 32- or 64-bit version of Windows 7, or 32- or 64-bit version of Windows 8 Release Preview, or Windows Server 2008 R2.
How to teach … esafety and digital citizenship In recent weeks, the problem of safe and appropriate use of the internet, and specifically social networking sites, has been brought to the fore. There has been the high-profile incident involving Stella Creasy MP and the feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez, who both received death and rape threats due to their campaign on Twitter supporting women who highlight online abuse. There has also been the tragic suicide of Hannah Smith, who took her own life as a result of the bullying she suffered online through the ask.fm website. As such, esafety goes beyond staying safe, it's also about how you conduct yourself online – digital citizenship. The importance of esafety and digital citizenship for schools is a significant one; the provision of which will be inspected when Ofsted comes knocking at the door. The place for schools to start when preparing to deliver esafety and digital citizenship is to develop a comprehensive whole-school policy, which is also an Ofsted requirement.
Create a hyperlink In PowerPoint, a hyperlink can be a connection from one slide to another slide in the same presentation (such as a hyperlink to a custom show) or to a slide in another presentation, an e-mail address, a Web page, or a file. You can create a hyperlink from text or from an object, such as a picture, graph, shape, or WordArt. Create a hyperlink to: A slide in the same presentation A slide in a different presentation An e-mail address A page or file on the Web A new file A slide in the same presentation In Normal view, select the text or the object that you want to use as a hyperlink. Top of Page A slide in a different presentation If you add a link to a presentation from your main presentation, and then copy your main presentation to a laptop, be sure to copy the linked presentation to the same folder as your main presentation. In Normal view, select the text or the object that you want to use as a hyperlink. An e-mail address A page or file on the Web A new file
eSafety for Mobile Devices Around half of parents do not use internet controls or filtering software 13 per cent of parents of children aged 5–15 have not heard of such controls.• Parents are even less aware of safeguarding controls for mobile phones and games consoles.• While children are generally aware of how they should behave to stay safe online, they often do not use these strategies. *Filter Through Your WiFi No filter or parental controls tool is 100% effective, and many of the risks that young people face online are because of their own and other’s behaviour. Other services that are popular with young people also provide tools that are helpful to activate in addition to filters. iOS 6, the latest operating system for iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches, includes a new feature called “guided access” that allows you to lock your device into a particular app. General - Accessibility - Guided Access. NOTE: Some people have reported that some of these apps are a little 'clunky' on certain devices.
What the Heck Is Project-Based Learning? You know the hardest thing about teaching with project-based learning? Explaining it to someone. It seems to me that whenever I asked someone the definition of PBL, the description was always so complicated that my eyes would begin to glaze over immediately. PBL: The Elevator Speech An elevator speech is a brief, one- or two-sentence response you could give someone in the amount of time it takes to go from the first floor to the second floor in an apartment building. So the elevator opens up, a guy walks in and out of the blue asks you, "What the heck is project-based learning anyway?" You respond accordingly: "PBL is the act of learning through identifying a real-world problem and developing its solution. "That's it?" "Well, no," you reply. After all, if we just look at that definition, it doesn't state certain trends in PBL. A More Elaborate Response PBL is the ongoing act of learning about different subjects simultaneously. PBL Creates a Learning Story (Brief note here: Don't panic.
Esafety & in-app purchases - iClevedon Thanks to the many parents who have attended the various ‘Meet Your iPad’ sessions. If you haven’t been able to come and would still like to attend, please let us know and we can organise more. One of the areas covered on the evenings was on the topic of in-app purchases, what they are and how parental controls can restrict them among other things. The video below from June last year shows how you can set up restrictions, in particular, turning off the in-app purchases. [youtube] This local news story highlights the potential hazards of in-app purchases being left on. As discussed at different events and at the ‘Meet your iPad sessions, we recommend: The landscape of competency-based education: Enrollments, demographics, and affordability » AEI Key Points Competency-based education (CBE), in which credit is provided on the basis of student learning rather than credit or clock hours, is starting to gain traction with educators and policymakers.CBE programs are often touted as a far more affordable route to college credit and a degree, but these claims often fail to account for assessment fees, differences in financial aid eligibility, and opportunity costs of time.Many questions about CBE remain to be answered before its wide adoption, including which students and degree programs are best suited for CBE, overall cost of CBE compared to more traditional programs, and how to lower out-of-pocket costs for students. Read the PDF. Executive Summary Competency-based education (CBE), broadly defined as a form of higher education in which credit is provided on the basis of student learning rather than credit or clock hours, has begun to catch the attention of federal and state policymakers, foundations, and colleges. Read the full report.