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The Teacher's Guide To Digital Citizenship

How you act online is important. Not just because everything is stored, backed up, and freely available to anyone with a keyboard. But because your online reputation is actually just your reputation. In an effort to keep everyone behaving, Microsoft has just unveiled a new (free) curriculum that’s all about digital citizenship , intellectual property rights , and creative content . How It Works Four units comprise the curriculum resources. Each unit has 4-6 of these project-oriented activities, one of which serves as the culminating lesson for the unit. The following is simply a description of each unit followed by the learning objectives for that particular unit. Unit One: Creative What? This unit explores the general topics of intellectual property, creative content , and creative rights. Student Learning Objectives Associate intellectual property with various legal rights to protect creative content. Unit Two: By Rule Of Law Unit Three: Calling All Digital Citizens

ICT Competency Framework for Teachers The UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers (ICT-CFT) is intended to inform educational policy makers, teacher-educators, providers of professional learning and working teachers on the role of ICT in educational reform, as well as to assist Member States in developing national ICT competency standards for teachers with an ICT in Education Master Plan approach. Modern societies are increasingly based on information and knowledge. So they need to: build workforces which have ICT skills to handle information and are reflective, creative and adept at problem-solving in order to generate knowledgeenable citizens to be knowledgeable and resourceful so they are able to manage their own lives effectively, and are able to lead full and satisfying livesencourage all citizens to participate fully in society and influence the decisions which affect their livesfoster cross-cultural understanding and the peaceful resolution of conflict.

Introducing PyBossa – the open-source micro-tasking platform For a while now our network has been working on applications, tools and platforms for crowd-sourcing and micro-tasking. At the end of last year, we posted about a cute little app developed at a hackday called the Data Digitizer that was being used to transcribe Brazillian budgetary data. In recent months we’ve been working closely with the Citizen Cyberscience Center on an exciting new platform called PyBossa. In a nut-shell, PyBossa is a free, open-source crowd-sourcing and micro-tasking platform. It enables people to create and run projects that utilise online assistance in performing tasks that require human cognition such as image classification, transcription, geocoding and more. PyBossa is there to help researchers, civic hackers and developers to create projects where anyone around the world with some time, interest and an internet connection can contribute. Demos PyBossa currently comes with several demo applications that showcase two types of projects: The Future Call to action

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