Younger Kids are Embracing Technology Although there is an app for just about everything, that isn’t what is fascinating parents nowadays. Parents cannot believe it when their young, one-year-old child touches an iPad screen and navigates it with ease. According to an infographic created by MDG Advertising, nearly half of first-time mobile tech users are not even in kindergarten yet. The rest of the infographic mentions how mobile technology is being used in the classroom and how it is especially revolutionizing special-needs education. With kids using technology and the internet at much younger ages, it is important for parents to teach them how to be smart, resilient digital citizens early on. iKeepSafe defines six key areas for digital parenting success, forming the acronym BEaPRO™: Balance, Ethics, Privacy, Reputation, Relationships and Online Security. When deciding what technology your child should use, and at what age, consider BE a PRO’s six-point check:
Pros and cons of digital devices in the hands of young students I have three kids and they love their tech tools, but I worry about the possible effects of electromagnetic radiation, and about the way in which time spent with these devices takes away from time they could be spending in more active pursuits. I also see skills and learning coming from their use of these tools. While I am clearly an advocate of technology, I also recognize that there are down sides and trade-offs that come with these advances. This guest post from Daniel Kimball reflects those realities and I look forward to hearing what readers think about this modern day dilemma. – K. Digital devices are all the rage among young people today, across all ages. Image from Are digital devices plugging our children into experiences that actually fuel their creativity and make them consider the world beyond their neighborhood or are they robbing our children of some of the joys of childhood? PROS include … CONS include … About Kelly Walsh Print This Post
10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship YouTube has a firm place in the current classroom. From Khan Academy’s videos to YouTube EDU and beyond, there’s a reason all these videos are finding a home in schools. In an effort to help keep the ball rolling, Google just launched a set of 10 interactive lessons designed to support teachers in educating students on digital citizenship. A topic obviously quite close to Google’s heart. Google (which owns YouTube) built the lessons to educate students about YouTube’s policies, how to flag content, how to be a safer online citizen, and protect their identities. Below is a list of lessons, and the recommended flow for delivery. Or you can download the Full Teacher’s Guide or the Full Set of Slides in PDF. The killer feature for this curriculum is the extra features that come with each video.
SID2015: Safer Internet Day 2015-Participation – Education: Digital CitizenShip, CyberSecurity by Gust MEES Image credit: Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world. Safer Internet Day 2015 will be celebrated on Tuesday 10 February 2015, with the strapline, once again, of ===> “Let’s create a better internet together” <=== following the success of last year’s campaign. This website showcases some of the exciting activities and events that took place to celebrate the day in 2014. For further information, read the summary or the full public report on Safer Internet Day 2014 activities and successes. Keep checking back for the latest news as the SID 2015 starts to take shape. Click the above image to access the article, please. Check the video below, please, who explains about it. WHAT is special this year with my participation on SID2015? My English contributions:
A Must-Have Internet Safety Cheat Sheet Navigating the jungle of the internet isn’t always easy for ourselves, but when we add kids into the mix, worrying about what inappropriateness might show up next is even more of a priority. This handy Internet safety cheat sheet is made specifically with non-tech savvy people in mind, it guides you through the available control/parental settings on Netflix, YouTube, Instagram, and more. For each, it guides you through a quick How-To on the controls to make screening what your kids and students watch a bit easier. Keep reading to learn more. See Also: The Teacher’s Guide To Keeping Students Safe Online Do You Have the Digital Leaders You Need? - Jeffrey F. Rayport and Tuck Rickards These days you can’t have a business conversation without discussing digital — social, local, mobile, big data, the cloud. But that’s just talk. We wanted to discover what companies are really doing about this new world, so we analyzed the backgrounds of the CEOs and directors of America’s largest companies. The answer is surprising. Only nine companies — less than two percent of the Fortune 500 — are what we would call “highly digital.” If you narrow the scope to the Fortune 100, the data are still relatively weak. You might focus exclusively on company leadership, but, of course, boards matter: they provide strategic counsel to the CEO and, crucially, they plan for CEO succession. It’s clear the tide is turning — and it’s turning fast. At HP, Meg Whitman, the former CEO of eBay, has moved from board director to CEO. At the board level, when done right, certain patterns emerge: leading companies have jumped in with both feet. Some CEOs are learning by doing.
Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum – Know your web – Good to Know – Google At Google we believe in the power of education and the promise of technology to improve the lives of students and educators -- leading the way for a new generation of learning in the classroom and beyond. But no matter what subject you teach, it is important for your students to know how to think critically and evaluate online sources, understand how to protect themselves from online threats from bullies to scammers, and to think before they share and be good digital citizens. Google has partnered with child safety experts at iKeepSafe, and also worked with educators themselves to develop lessons that will work in the classroom, are appropriate for kids, and incorporate some of the best advice and tips that Google's security team has to offer. Class 1: Become an Online Sleuth In this class, students will identify guidelines for evaluating the credibility of content online. We are always looking to improve these classes.
Infographic: Are You Revealing Too Much on Social Networks? Social-networking sites are a hacker's dream: a sometimes public online community where unsuspecting people post personal information. But what information can and should be posted on social networks? Cloud security firm Trend Micro examined popular social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, LinkedIn, and Pinterest and found that most require identifying information like location, employment, birthday, and education. Tumblr is the only site that does not ask for any details, aside from username. According to Trend Micro, one in four Facebook users location-tag their posts each month, while 16 percent of Pinterest browsers offer their address. The two sites also carry the same average of 229 friends or followers. More than 20 million U.S. There are consequences to making information publicly available, Trend Micro said. Some people are already taking precautions. For more, check out the infographic below.