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Cybersafety educational resources for teachers and schools

Cybersafety educational resources for teachers and schools
Professional development The Cybersmart Outreach program has been in high demand since its introduction, with many schools booking for repeat presentations. Over 2015 the ACMA will be placing a high priority on visiting those schools who have already registered, but have not yet received, one of our presentations. For this reason, from Find out more about our expanding virtual classroom program, covering issues such as cyberbullying and how to stay safe and secure online. #GameOn Aimed at upper primary / lower secondary students, #GameOn is a video series following the online experiences of a group friends. Topics covered include: Cyberbullying Excessive gaming Sharing passwords Free downloads Online friends

technologypd / web20 workshop Welcome Workshop Overview The purpose of this workshop is to introduce partciapnts to Web 2.0. Topics covered in this session will include: 21st Centrury LearningBlogsRSSigoogle, google readeriTunes - podcastsWikisOther tools (iTunes, TeacherTube, YouTube, Slideshare, Skype, etc) Students will be introduced to in an online community using Web 2.0 (blogs, rss, wikis and other tools) which allow for collaboration, creativity and innovation when integrating technology into learning. Did you Know? Did you Know? Pay Attention Link - Web 2.0 - The Machine is Us/ing Us Link to Professor Walsh's Video Link to Professor Walsh's explanation of video link (video shaking stops after 20 seconds) A Vision of Students Today (college) Another video by Professor Walsh Link and more links from Professor Walsh YouTube Playlist - Several videos will play Note: This is a Web 2.0 Playlist that I created on Web 2.0 tools. Route 21

First Year Teachers The first year of teaching is a tough job. Everything is new — the students you're responsible for; the school's procedures; your relationship with fellow teachers, administrators, and parents; what you plan to do and teach each day; your classroom management and teaching style; and much more. Not surprisingly, new teachers who don't receive adequate support often become dissatisfied and end up quitting. Nationally, 22 percent of all new teachers leave the profession in the first three years. In Los Angeles and other areas, the statistic is more than 50 percent. This is an unfortunate situation not only for teacher retainment but also for student achievement. The following are a few resources that may help new teachers navigate their first year: Watch a sampling of our award-winning series of innovative half-hour programs about how children learn to read, why so many struggle, and what we can do to help.

On-line Social Networking Policy - Trinity Anglican School Cairns Overview Social Networking Sites (SNS), Blogs (Web Logs) and World Wide Web (WWW) Personal Web Sites (PWS) must be considered as documents that are published within the public domain. Such sites allow the free sharing of information and opinions. Information placed on these sites may be useful, entertaining, and providing a medium for friends to share experiences, photographs, messages and generally to stay in touch. Information published on the WWW, including that in SNS and blogs should be considered to be permanently published. Students Student use of SNS whilst at school is forbidden. Student use of SNS outside school must be considerate of the ramifications of SNS postings within the extended school community. Cyber Bullying, Peer Pressure, Spam Students must not engage in bullying, spamming, illegal behaviour, malicious blogging or similar antisocial behaviours. Advice to Students Employees of TAS - Teaching Staff Teacher-Student Relations Your Colleagues and Your Position

Why girls are having sex at 12 Teenage girls are under more pressure to have sex than ever before, so it's time to stop judging and start helping them, writes Jordan Baker. Few things are certain in adolescence, but there's one thing upon which teenage girls agree: pubic hair is out. "Everyone shaves. Related: What all parents need to know about sexting They know, or think they know, a few other things, too. They are learning from the 21st century's version of sex education class, the internet; a more enlightening and forthcoming source than nervous parents and teachers. Teenage girls are under more pressure to have sex than ever before. It's human nature to judge adolescents by our experience — it wasn't like that in our day, we scold. For one thing, girls are becoming women earlier than they used to. Children with "precocious pubescence" can start menstruating at five or six. "When dads aren't around, they're more likely to move into puberty earlier," says parenting expert Michael Grose. * names have been changed.

Policy Priorities:Can Social Media and School Policies be "Friends"?:Can Social Media and School Policies be "Friends"? Winter 2011 | Volume 17 | Number 4 Can Social Media and School Policies be "Friends"? Between 2004 and 2009, the amount of time that kids ages 2 to 11 spent online increased by 63 percent, according to a Nielsen study. Driving these trends is increasing mobile access, which research from International Data Corp. predicts will eclipse wired access to the Internet by 2015. "There's no reason schools shouldn't compete with other social media sites for part of this time," Karl Meinhardt, director of social media for the Idaho Technology Council, told the social media news blog Mashable. Many schools are realizing the "horse is out of the barn," in terms of social networking and kids, Freehold Regional High School District Superintendent Charles Sampson told the Asbury Park Press. Students are enmeshed in social media, and reputable researchers and practitioners point to its benefits for learning. Federal Legislation Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Children's Internet Protection Act

What the fuck I'm going to do with my hair today? Podcasts In Education Although the concept of streaming media has been around almost as long as the Internet itself, and Podcasts specifically since 2000, the use of Podcasts in education has recently experienced a growth spurt around the world. Education is not generally known for its quick adoption of new technologies. There are still districts that don’t have a presence on the Internet, although I would be surprised to find some that don’t communicate electronically. However, Podcasts are quickly gaining popularity in the educational environment. What is a Podcast? I won’t take much space here to try and give a full history and description of a Podcast. A Podcast can be defined as a media file that is freely available for download from the Internet automatically with software that can handle RSS feeds. This media file may be just audio, audio enhanced with graphics (quite often slides from a presentation), or full video. Education as a Consumer Podcasts should have a planned presence in your classroom.

What the fuck I'm going to do with my hair today? How One School Uses Social Media To Empower Parents And Students Kristin Magette, Communications Director at Eudora School District in Eudora, Kansas, recently shared how Eudora Public Schools had set out to create a “digital-friendly school district.” The interview tells a great story about how they created a highly effective social media program used to better communicate with parents and enrich student learning. A key part of the initiative was the introduction of a district-wide social media program. The program embraced social media as a primary communications channel and a powerful tool for connecting with parents and students, and empowered teachers to use social media in the classroom. The results: Improved parent communication, enriched student learning, increased community involvement, and powerful professional networking for teachers. The complete interview is available as an audio podcast on both SoundCloud and iTunes . Part One How and why Eudora School District embraced social media, overcoming concerns and managing risks. Part Two Part Four

How Social Media Improved An Entire School District A few days ago, we shared a video interview with Kristin Magette, Communications Director at Eudora School District in Eudora, Kansas, who shared how Eudora Public Schools had set out to create a “digital-friendly school district.” Kristin also shared some thoughts on social media and their digital friendly school district in a guest post for the folks who helped them plan out and set up these services. We thought that she offered some excellent insight, and her guest post includes a few links to the district’s social media efforts so that you can see for yourselves what they’ve been working on. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube. Wrong. We live in the digital world. Whether it’™s young children watching online videos to laugh and learn, adolescents navigating friendships, or parents looking for updates on a lock-down, they’™re using social media. Using social media, video and blogs as teaching tools. By far, the liveliest place you’™ll find us is on our district’™s Facebook Page .