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Managing your digital footprint - Digital Citizenship Adventures

Managing your digital footprint - Digital Citizenship Adventures
Goal and overview Goal: The overall goal for this adventure is to help you understand how you project yourself to world on the Internet. Specifically, we want to help you:learn more about the many ways in which you leave a trail of your presence on the webunderstand how your presence is often permanent and beyond your ability to change or deleteand, on the positive side, how these facts provide you an opportunity to create a positive, on-going public presence about yourself as a digital citizen Situation: Much of what you do online leaves ongoing traces of our activities on the Internet. Bottom line: if the world is listening to us when we are the web, then let's make sure what we say is interesting, engaging, positive and representative of our better selves. Leaving digital footprints happens in many ways, including: Websites and web merchants. And these are just some of the ways digital footprints get created. Brainstorm: Do you know other ways that digital footprints are created? Related:  Social Media in SchoolsDigital Citizenship

The Principal of Change – Stories of learning and leading As Digital Tools Abound, Help Kids Self-Regulate Teaching Strategies By Yalda T. Uhls With tablets, laptops, apps, and online games, there’s great promise in technology to inspire and excite students to learn with digital tools. It’s easy to find examples of kids using technology to learn all kinds of things, from learning how to program to using Wii to learn about physics, to learning Latin with an online game. Helping kids develop strategies like self-regulation will allow them to use their own initiative and to direct themselves — without adult supervision. So how can parents and teachers help students develop these skills? distractions. Psychologists and educators have spent years studying self-regulation: developing theory, conducting longitudinal and experimental research, and developing academic interventions with embedded self-regulation learning. It’s not a stretch to say that technology will continue to change the educational landscape. Related

Social Media in the Classroom By Lani Aquino “We’re raising children, and we don’t know what’s coming,” was a quote that made me sit up and take notice recently. As Mark Beeson painted a picture of how comical it would have been to have children limbering up their thumbs ten years ago in preparation for all that would be at their fingertips today, it made me pause and think about what’s to come. What devices, apps, and sources of information will be the new normal when my two year old sits in a classroom? When did I become a person that utters the phrase “I remember when…” as my children and students cruise along the information superhighway? Whether you’re tweeting, blogging, posting, or pinning, social media has made its way into our everyday lives and the lives of our students. If you’re just starting to merge onto the information superhighway, don’t be overwhelmed. There are endless opportunities to engage students by utilizing social media. Teachers, receive educational products – for free. Love GEI articles?

Website shut down after cheating claims A website alleged to have helped tertiary students to cheat on assignments has been shut down and police are now investigating. New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) lawyer Anna Longdill lodged an application for an interim injunction in the High Court at Auckland this morning. The website - called Assignment 4U - has been offline since yesterday afternoon. Today in court lawyers for Assignment4U's parent company Ateama Ltd gave a written undertaking that the website would not advertise or providing cheating services. It is understood that as many as 10,000 assignments written by ghost writers could have been submitted to universities around New Zealand. The matter is back before the High Court in September. But Ms Longdill said a police investigation was under way and criminal charges could be laid. Police have searched the offices of Ateama Ltd, which traded as Assignment 4U. "My understanding is they investigated at the time and didn't have enough evidence to proceed further.

10 Social Media Skills for Every Modern Teacher [Infographic] Social media skills have an increasingly useful presence in modern classrooms. Teachers and students alike use them to connect and to expand learning. Social media doesn’t have to be a distraction. It can be a powerful learning tool if used properly. This begins with our most powerful classroom tool. That, of course, is a knowledgeable teacher. A teacher who knows about social media is a boon to the modern classroom. Social media also has applications to personal and professional development. The infographic below has 10 crucial social media competencies for teachers. He has covered some really essential skills here for your consideration. managing a PLNstaying informed about digital trendscommunication in and out of the classroom In addition to this infographic, here are some other resources you may find useful. If you want even more ideas for expanding your know-how, we can help. Here is Med’s terrific infographic.

Why have passwords taken over our lives? Last updated 10:45 21/10/2013 I'm on my 25th work password. We have to change them all the time. I've moved past the regular three words and various number combinations I usually use into full sentences that feature a number. How many passwords do you regularly use? Sometimes I'm unsure how I remember all of mine. You can learn a lot about a person from their password. As our lives become more digital, passwords become more powerful. Passwords feel kind of hacky - a first draft we've never quite rewritten. As Randall Munroe points out in one of my favourite xkcd strips, "we've successfully managed to train everyone to use passwords that are hard for humans to remember, but easy for computers to guess". Passwords aren't quite omnipresent. Perhaps in decades to come our grandchildren will laugh at how arcane this process was, at how we tried to train our minds to remember meaningless strings that proved who we were to computers. - © Fairfax NZ News Comments

Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and Ideas Although students are evermore connected to the social web, many of these networks remain out-of-class digital playgrounds where students congregate. In a 2014 survey of 1,000 teachers, just one in five said they use social media regularly with students. Of course, it can be a challenge to incorporate social media into lessons. More Great Reads From Edutopia In addition to those great guides, there is a lot of useful information right here on Edutopia. Schools Can No Longer Ignore the Importance of Digital Citizenship 12-Feb-2014 Schools can no longer ignore the importance of digital citizenship The need for digital citizenship programs to be developed in schools has been ongoing since the mid-1990s. So nearly 20 years on, why have so few schools actively developed policies and programs to support the education of primary and secondary students as digital citizens? Is it because your school does not have one or more teachers who are champions of digital citizenship to lead such an agenda? Is this because it should be designed as a cross-disciplinary program and it is difficult to get buy-in of teachers across learning areas and year levels? Is it because a school does not have a strong digital learning culture with ubiquitous access to digital technologies? Is it because it is not an essential part of a 21st century curriculum? In fact the Australian Curriculum does have digital citizenship issues, skills and dispositions infused throughout learning areas and across year levels. by ToGa Wanderings

11 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints 11 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints by Justin Boyle If you’ve scratched your head over suggestions to manage your “digital footprint,” you aren’t the only one. A surprisingly large percentage of people have never even heard the phrase, let alone thought about how to manage theirs responsibly. Among students, the percentage is probably higher. We’ll talk about ways you can help students understand and manage their digital footprints before they get themselves in trouble. The Definition Of A Digital Footprint Simply put, a digital footprint is the record or trail left by the things you do online. Luckily for us all, most of the major sources of personal information can be tweaked so we share only certain things with the general public. If you want to show students their digital footprint (or take a peek at your own) the personal info search engine Pipl.com is a great resource. What To Tell Your Students About Monitoring Their Digital Footprints: 11 Tips 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

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