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10 Things Your Students Should Know About Their Digital Footprints

10 Things Your Students Should Know About Their Digital Footprints
Building a digital legacy is an issue I believe doesn’t garner enough attention in our personal and professional lives. In fact, some of the heaviest users of online tools and social media are our young students, who are growing up as a generation of visual learners and visual attention seekers. This is in fact the Facebook and YouTube generation, and the reality is that many teens are unconcerned about the dangers of sharing personal information online. A highly respected education advocate, Kevin Honeycutt, once asked me if any of us from our generation (GenX and before), had ever made a mistake in puberty. He then asked if our mistakes are “Googleable.” The reality is that our mistakes from puberty are not “Googleable”. With that in mind, I have developed some important facts and opinions that our students should be completely aware of as they live in their digital world, creating digital footprints along the way. 10 Things Your Students Should Know About Their Digital Footprints 1. 2. Related:  Tech TipsICT

How To Connect With Digitally Distracted Students 10 Ways To Become A Better Online Learner 5.43K Views 0 Likes There are some quick and easy ways to become a better online learner. Class 6 - Facebook Generation Rekindles Expectation of Privacy Online Photo Mark Zuckerberg said in 2010 that privacy was no longer a “social norm.” But four years later, the pendulum might be ready to swing the other way. The second generation of digital citizens – teenagers and millennials, who have spent most, if not all, of their lives online – appear to be more likely to embrace the tools of privacy and protect their personal information. Disappearing-message apps like Snapchat and Cyber Dust have been embraced by young people who aren’t eager to leave too much of a digital footprint. Even Facebook, despite years of resistance, recently changed its default for new posts from “public” to “friends” and introduced tools that let you easily untag yourself in other people’s photos and change old posts from public to friends-only. “Previously there had been a sort of undue trust in the magic of cloud services,” said Justin Brookman, director of the Consumer Privacy Project at the Center for Democracy & Technology.

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How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking | Gadget Lab In the space of one hour, my entire digital life was destroyed. First my Google account was taken over, then deleted. Next my Twitter account was compromised, and used as a platform to broadcast racist and homophobic messages. In many ways, this was all my fault. Had I been regularly backing up the data on my MacBook, I wouldn’t have had to worry about losing more than a year’s worth of photos, covering the entire lifespan of my daughter, or documents and e-mails that I had stored in no other location. Those security lapses are my fault, and I deeply, deeply regret them. But what happened to me exposes vital security flaws in several customer service systems, most notably Apple’s and Amazon’s. This isn’t just my problem. ‬The very four digits that Amazon considers unimportant enough to display in the clear on the Web are precisely the same ones that Apple considers secure enough to perform identity verification.‪ I realized something was wrong at about 5 p.m. on Friday. Lulz. “Wait. “Mr.

Response: Using Ed Tech to Create "Deep & Meaningful Experiences" - Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo {*style:<i><b> (This is Part Two in a three-part series on this topic. You can see Part One here ) </b></i>*} Last year, Carla Arena asked : I answered the question at that time, along with guests Richard Byrne and Marsha Ratzel. However, since it was an early question that appeared when this blog's audience was much smaller than it is now, I thought it would be worth highlighting it again for a follow-up response. As I mentioned in Part One of this series, I won't be adding anything new to my comments from last year in this new series. I have invited several new guests to share their thoughts on the topic in this post and one or two additional ones. Gary Stager, Ph.D. Kevin Hodgson is a sixth grade teacher in Southampton, Massachusetts. {*style:<i> I've often come to see my process of determining the possibilities of technology and digital media with my students along two distinct, yet connected, lines. Thanks to Gary and Kevin for contributing their responses.

CLass 6 - How Much Is Your Data Worth? How confused are our notions of user data? Well, let's look at how much it might be worth. There are several different ways we could try to ascertain the fair value of your data. For buyers, user data is dirt cheap. User profiles -- slices of our digital selves -- are sold in large chunks, i .e. at least 10,000 in a batch. On the high end, they go for $0.005 per profile, according to advertising-industry sources. But maybe that's not the right way to value the data. But let's not forget the rest of the Internet advertising ecosystem either, which the Internet Advertising Bureau says supported $300 billion in economic activity last year. If you're keeping score, this necessarily apples-to-oranges comparison yields a difference of 240,000 times between how much a user profile sells for and how much a user, herself, may be worth to the ecosystem. But the problems go even deeper than that. If this model catches on, it could generate positive privacy externalities.

10 outils collaboratifs pour la classe C’est une des principales avancées apportées par les tice en classe, la possibilité de faciliter le travail collaboratif entre l’enseignant et ses élèves ou entre les élèves eux-mêmes. Travail en commun et interactivité dopent l’investissement de chacun. On ne compte plus le nombre d’outils en ligne permettant le travail collaboratif dans la classe. J’en ai présenté beaucoup dans ces colonnes. Twiddla. Google Drive. Google Hangouts. Edmodo. SocialFolders. Cacoo. Titanpad. Bounceapp. Wiggio.

Helping Students Create Positive Digital Footprints - ASCD Annual Conference 2012 Christine Fisher When asked what words come to mind when they think about students posting to the Internet, many educators list words like danger and safety. But with the likes of Robert Nay—who created one of the most downloaded iPad apps of 2011 when he was just 14—and even Justin Bieber—who began his international superstardom as a YouTube sensation—as inspiration, students and teachers alike should know the positives that posting to the Internet can offer. This was the message Steve Johnson, a technology skills teacher, parent, and author of two education books, shared during his Saturday session, "Digital Footprints: Your Students' New First Impression." "The main idea we get from surveying teachers [about students posting online] is there [are] a lot of negative connotations," Johnson said, as he aimed to reverse these negative perceptions and encourage educators to promote student-produced online content in their classrooms. "They are going to make mistakes," he said.

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