s Bullying and Cyberbullying Prevention Resources Stay up to date with the best research and activities for children's emotional growth and well being. CYKE provides information to parents concerned about their child's emotional health. Discover techniques to manage outbursts and emotional meltdowns. Learn about signs that might warn you to seek further help. There is also in-depth information on a range of medical topics. Many conditions are included (ADHD, Bipolar, eating disorders, OCD, substance abuse, Tourette's, and more). Interview: Sherry Turkle, Author of 'Alone Together' As soon as Sherry Turkle arrived at the studio for her Fresh Air interview, she realized she'd forgotten her phone. "I realized I'd left it behind, and I felt a moment of Oh my god ... and I felt it kind of in the pit of my stomach," she tells Terry Gross. That feeling of emotional dependence on digital devices is the focus of Turkle's research. Her book, Alone Together, explores how new technology is changing the way we communicate with one another. "The pull of these devices is so strong, that we've become used to them faster than anyone would have suspected," says Turkle, a clinical psychologist and the founder of MIT's Initiative on Technology and Self. Her research investigates how devices are changing the way parents relate to their children, how friends interact, and why many people — both young and old — keep their devices in-hand all the time — even as they sleep.
Do More With Siri Using The New iOS 7 Siri Commands If you find yourself fumbling with your iPhone to make a simple phone call, locate and launch an app, set a reminder or wake-up alarm then you’re probably not using Siri enough. If you still don’t know about Siri or you’re new to the iPhone or iPad, Siri allows you to issue voice commands on your device, saving you the trouble of all the tapping, typing, and searching by hand. Siri was first introduced with iOS 5, back in 2010. Updated Cyber Smart Links and Resources Over the past 10 weeks I have been involved in a large number of Cyber Smart presentations to parents, students and teachers. Over time I have found with the speed at which sites change and information is updated means that emailing links out to participants is sometimes not the most effective method. This page contains all the current sites and information covered in my presentation as well as large number of other sites that you might find of value. This page will be updated over time so that it remains relevant.
Teach With Web 2.0 - Animoto What Is It? Animoto is a FREE web tool that allows users to create 30 second videos that incorporate:imagesshort video clipstextmusicUsers may provide all content or utilize images, videos, and music provided on the website. Completed videos may be viewed online or downloaded and viewed offline. View a video overview. Animoto for Education Teachers may apply for a Free PLUS account that allows users to create videos up to 20 minutes in length.
10 Tests of Good Digital Citizenship 10 Tests of Good Digital Citizenship Entrepreneur Matt Ivester, in his book lol…OMG! What every student needs to know about online reputation management, digital citizenship and cyberbullying, does a terrific job coaching students through the gray areas of communicating online. I highly recommend the book for every high school and college-age student.
Bing Launches Its Election Site, Lets You Filter News By Political Perspective Better late than never. With less than two weeks to go before the U.S. presidential election on November 6, Microsoft’s Bing just unveiled Bing Elections. The site features news results from major U.S. publications that can be filtered by political preference (right, left, center), as well as an interactive map with election results and sentiment analysis across key issues based on data from Twitter and Facebook. It’s surprising that Bing is only launching this site so late in the game, but the result is actually quite interesting. Google, of course, had a bit of a head start here, as the company has been running its election hubs for quite a few U.S. and international election cycles now. For the most part, Google offers its users a bit more data to delve into.
8 Easy Exercises To Help You Stay Fit At Your Desk How many hours a day do you spend sitting? Whether you’re gaming, freelancing or have a hardcore desk-bound job, you’re probably not moving enough. Not everyone has the time or ability to leave everything for 2 hours and go for a run or a bike ride, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up. Staying fit at your desk is actually possible. Cybersmart Outreach Presentations and Get Cyberstarted To inform and assist teachers, children and parents about online safety, Cybersmart Outreach offers free cybersafety presentations in metropolitan and regional centres throughout Australia. All presentations and workshops provide valuable information about the risks confronting children online and offer appropriate tools and strategies to help make their experience safe and positive. Learn more about Internet safety awareness presentations » Learn more about Get Cyberstarted »
Summary of Findings The nature of personal information is changing in the age of Web 2.0. The vast array of data points that make up “personal information” in the age of online media are nearly impossible to quantify or neatly define. Name, address, and phone number are just the basics in a world where voluntarily posting self-authored content such as text, photos, and video has become a cornerstone of engagement in the era of the participatory Web. The more content we contribute voluntarily to the public or semi-public corners of the Web, the more we are not only findable, but also knowable. Internet users are becoming more aware of their digital footprint; 47% have searched for information about themselves online, up from just 22% five years ago.
Practically Applied: A Month of Creation in #digcit One of the struggles that I have had teaching computer classes and even adult professional development over the years is the artificial nature of the exercise. While there are a few notable exceptions and tried & true lessons, the teaching of computers is typically taught as a series of artificial "problems" and walk-through solutions. Students for the most part recognize this and go through the motions to a greater or lesser extent depending on how much they value their grades. Thus, when we decided to recast the curriculum for Computer Applications as a course in Digital Citizenship (#digccit) based heavily on the ISTE National Education Technology Standards for Students, one of our implicit goals was to make the student experience more real and more relevant.
Rhode Island: Come For The Lobsters, Stay For The #edtech Rhode Island: Come For The Lobsters, Stay For The #edtech by Dawn Casey-Rowe, Social Studies Teacher & Learnist Evangelist The edtech scene is heating up in Rhode Island. This week, five companies showcased their platforms to a sold-out crowd at Providence’s Founder’s League. 40 Educational Tweeters Every Teacher Should Follow Knowing who to follow on Twitter is essential for growing and effectively benefiting from your PLN. As a teacher and literacy researcher I always make sure the people I follow are really worth the follow. Checking one's tweets history together with the website associated with their Twitter profile are two of the things I look into before deciding whether to follow them or not. However, if you are looking for a list to start with , the selection below is definitely a must see. Below is a list that features the top 40 educational Twitterers out there. These are teachers, educators, professors, and education experts whose tweet feeds will provide you with a non stop stream of educational resources.
SAFETY: Protecting Your Digital Footprint « Digital Family Summit- Teen & Tween Digital Influencers & Their Families Digital Family Summit- Teen & Tween Digital Influencers & Their Families Knowing your digital footprint- what your internet use leaves behind- is very important. Just like in real life, every step we take online provides insight into our person. And don’t be fooled, even though you can’t see it, people are watching. That’s why it’s so important to protect that digital footprint, to somewhat wrap your reputation in virtual bubble-wrap. There are a few steps you can take to make sure that you are giving off the right impression of yourself.