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Featured: Net Cetera Toolkit

Featured: Net Cetera Toolkit

That's Not Cool Broadband - OnGuard Online You can get high-speed internet access through a variety of services, including: digital subscriber line (DSL) cable fiber optic satellite wireless When you’re shopping for internet service, it helps to understand the differences and know what questions to ask. Types of High-Speed Internet Service The type of internet service available to you depends on what technology your local providers offer: Digital Subscriber Lines (DSL) transmit data through phone lines without interfering with telephone service. Cable modems provide access to the internet through cable lines without interfering with your cable TV service; cable companies provide this service. Fiber optic service provides internet, phone, and TV services delivered simultaneously through one fiber optic line. Satellite internet service is available in most areas from providers of satellite television services. There also are wireless internet options available in some areas: How Fast Is Fast? Questions to Ask When Shopping Ask providers:

Search results for digital citizenship With the Sochi Winter Olympics starting, we all want to learn, watch, and catch little glimpses of what is happening throughout the day in Russia. I love watching the figure skating, skiing, and snow boarding events. When I was little we watched it together as a family and I have really enjoyed following the summer and winter Olympics throughout the years. The fifth graders, along with all of our students, have been discussing the Olympics in their classrooms and after talking with one of the teachers, Kate Goodwin, about doing a research project with the kids, we decided this would be a great theme to focus on. Recognize digital resources that are copyright freeCredits author and publication for direct quotationsSuggest a technology tool to use to accomplish a particular task Next, I took a look at the Language Arts CCSS. W.5.2 Writing: Text Types and Purposes Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. a. Something new to all of them.

Legal Music For Videos Many musicians choose to release their songs under Creative Commons licenses, which give you the legal right to do things like use their music in your videos. What is Creative Commons? Creative Commons is a system that allows you to legally use “some rights reserved” music, movies, images, and other content — all for free. Where can I find CC-licensed music? Several sites offer music published under Creative Commons’ flexible copyright licenses. Can I use any song with a CC license on it? Almost — you need to make sure that what you want to do with the music is OK under the terms of the particular Creative Commons license it’s under. Most importantly, you need to use music that is not licensed under a No Derivative Works license. Also, make sure to properly credit the musician and the track, as well as express the CC license the track is under. This video features the song “Desaprendere (Treatment)” by fourstones, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license.

Media and Technology Resources for Educators February 27, 2014 We are thrilled to announce the release of our entire Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum as a set of eight interactive, multimedia iBooks Textbooks, available for free in the iBooks Store... read more March 31, 2014 Imagine … a school district that is teaching Digital Literacy and Citizenship lessons to 28,000 K-12 students, with 1,800 trained teachers. Is it possible? Last week, I hosted an inspiring webinar... read more Categories:

Privacy Guide Search results for digital citizenship When I was a little girl I loved making books. It was one of my favorite things to do....all of it. I loved writing the story, drawing the illustrations, reading, and sharing them with others. I would have my mom staple pages of paper together, gather my crayons, pencil, and markers, and set off to find a place to create and write. I always had ideas that I wanted to write about. A lot of times my younger sister Heather would have a empty book with her also and together we would write great adventures. I loved writing books for others too. She always loved getting books, cards, and pictures of our adventures that we would take together. It is so special to read this book and hear the story through the young "me". I also wanted to be a teacher....and many times Heather and I played library where we pretended to be librarians of the most awesome library ever. As I got older, my love for drawing and writing grew. I went to Iowa State University to the College of Design first.

Do Your Students Know How To Search? The Connected Student Series: There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not. The New Digital Divide: In an age of information abundance learning to effectively search is one of the most important skills most teachers are NOT teaching. Teachers – especially in the elementary grades -need to develop a shared vocabulary around the skill of searching. Here are some of the searching skills and vocabulary we should be teaching students : Quotation Marks: Students should always use quotes to search for an exact word or set of words. Example: “The Great Chicago Fire” Dashes (or minus sign): Use this symbol directly before a word to help exclude unwanted information from your search Example: Great Chicago Fire -soccer Two Periods: Use this to help you find information between those two numbers. Site Search:

Safe Connects | Net Literacy While 99% of all that happens on the net is positive and safe which is very similar to the real world, educating teens about Internet safety helps keep them safe and enables them to enjoy the riches available to them online. Safe Connects is differentiated from other Internet safety programs because students use “straight talk” to discuss topics that are important to teens. This program has established a “student-teaching-students-and-parents” model for school systems throughout America. Safe Connects Cyber Bullying PSA The Safe Connects online safety program is based on three premises: 1. 2. 3. Learn more about Safe Connects by clicking on the “What Is Safe Connects?”

A Pocket Guide to Social Media and Kids Pete Blackshaw, Executive Vice President, Digital Strategic Services, The Nielsen Company SUMMARY: When is a phone not a phone? In the hands of children and tweens, today’s cell phones are primarily used as text messaging devices, cameras, gaming consoles, video viewers, MP3 players, and incidentally, as mobile phones via the speaker capability so their friends can chime in on the call. Parents are getting dialed in to the social media phenomenon and beginning to understand—and limit—how children use new media.This article draws from a keynote speech delivered last month at the Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) annual conference. Digital media is an enabling framework for brands, parents and educators—it’s on demand, interactive, sensing and connected. And social media adds expression and sharing capabilities. Their influence is immediate, highly viral and authentic... In the marketing world, the buzz is all about consumer-generated media. Giving voice Childhood connections TV times

CyberSmart! Teach Kids To Be Their Own Internet Filters ” credit=”flickingerbrad/Flickr It’s becoming less and less effective to block students from websites. When Los Angeles Unified rolled out its one-to-one iPad program, administrators expected to be able to control how students used them both in school and at home. But, not surprisingly, kids are resourceful and students quickly found ways around the security, prompting the district to require students to turn over the devices. Students live in an information-saturated world. “If we are not teaching the kids to use the web as a vehicle for enhancing learning and teaching them to be the filter, that’s a dereliction of duty.” A key to making sure good practices stick is to teach research skills when kids need them. [RELATED READING: Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know] “If we are not teaching the kids to use the web as a vehicle for enhancing learning and teaching them to be the filter, that’s a dereliction of duty,” Luhtala said. Related