Online Citizenship Explained by Common Craft Most people are good citizens in the offline world. They are kind to others, they obey laws and want their community to be a better place. But these days many of us are also citizens of the online world. We participate in discussions, share photos, and get help using websites. While this makes communication faster and easier, it can also cause problems. Stewart is a good guy. But when Stewart goes online, he seems to become a different person. He often writes provocative comments on blogs and video websites without contributing anything valuable. Recently a friend recognized his online name on a few comments and gave him a call. Stewart was speechless - he never meant to hurt anybody. But that all changed. Now he sees that citizenship means giving people the same respect he does in the real world, even when he disagrees with them.
Creating a Strong Password Whether you’re using online banking or just checking email, it’s important to keep your information private and secure. One way to stay protected online is by creating strong passwords. An ideal password is long and has letters, punctuation, symbols and numbers that you can remember without writing down. Step 1: Identify a memorable phrase. Before creating a password, think of a sentence or two that is meaningful to you and you can easily remember. Step 2: Create the base of your password. Turn your sentence(s) into a row of letters using the first letter of each word. Step 3 : Use a variety of upper and lower case letters. Make your password more complex by capitalizing certain characters. Step 4: Finish by adding more characters. Finally, add symbols, punctuation and numbers to the beginning and end to make your password even longer. Of course, this is only one option; you can also use letters from a favorite song, quote, etc., that you will remember to create a strong password.
Education ABOUT | Voice of Witness Our education team offers year-round site visits and workshops for schools and community organizations, a summer intensive oral history training called Amplifying Unheard Voices, and Common Core aligned curriculum through our website and publication The Power of the Story: The Voice of Witness Teacher’s Guide to Oral History. Over the past year, we reached over 12,000 high school to graduate level students. Curricula and Lesson Plans Book Pairings for Educators Three Tiered Curriculum for Educators Samples of Student Work Sliding Scale Fee for Service Voice of Witness and Common Core The Sharing History Initiative What Do We Offer? Who Do We Work With? How Do I Conduct My Own Oral History Project? Amplifying Unheard Voices, 2015 Cohort This unique four-day training highlights the power of personal narrative and provide educators with the tools to conduct oral history projects in their classrooms and communities. Education Partners Advisory Board Members
Super Teacher Tools Basic Internet Safety Learning to recognize the warning signs of these risks will allow trusted adults to intervene and lessen potential negative impacts. By acting as a resource, parents and guardians can help make the Internet a safer place for their families. As a parent or guardian, you should stay well-informed about current issues to understand what your children are experiencing on and off the Internet. If they are social networking, instant messaging, using webcams, or blogging, help them use these tools safely by learning how to use them yourself. Children whose parents and guardians regularly talk to them about personal safety are more likely to exhibit responsible behavior on their own. NetSmartz invites you to learn about the issues surrounding your children’s online lives.  Cox Communications Inc.
Online Safety Listen Cyberbullying It's not just strangers who can make you feel uncomfortable. If you get these bullying messages online, it's often better to ignore them rather than answer them. Fortunately, most people never experience cyberbullying. Other Things to Consider Although email is relatively private, hackers can still access it — or add you to their spam lists. If you don't recognize the sender of a document or file that needs to be downloaded, delete it without opening it to avoid getting a virus on your device. When you're out and about with your devices, keep them secure. Finally, remember that any pictures or text messages that you send could become "leaked," or public, as soon as you hit send. Reviewed by: Michelle New, PhD Date reviewed: October 2014
Browse and Delete Your Web History Any web browser you might use to search the Internet – whether it’s Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox or the many other options ( See this list of browsers ) – allows you to view your web browsing history. The browsing history is a list of the sites you’ve visited recently and can be used as an easy way to navigate back to that cooking web site you enjoy visiting so much. For safety purposes, knowing how to clear your browser history is an important step in maintaining your privacy and security, especially on shared computers. All web browsers have a menu bar or a tool bar at the top of the browser . Your browsing history will usually be found by clicking the “History” button in the tool bar. However, each web browser is slightly different, so let’s focus on how to view and clear your browsing history when using three of the most popular browsers – Internet Explorer, Safari and Firefox. Internet Explorer How to View Your Browsing History Step 1 : Find your web browser in the Start menu .
The Future of the Classroom - Kognity Last week our CEO and co-founder, Hugo Wernhoff, had the honor of being invited to speak at Goldman Sachs’ Disruptive Technology Symposium in London. With a panel consisting of leading CEOs and co-founders of companies in education, the discussion revolved around The Future of the Classroom and current trends in the educational sphere. There were three main themes, or topics, which arose. Will schools and classrooms be completely online in the future? Although many things were covered during the discussion, we thought it would be a good idea to summarize a few of the main points below, in an effort to bring you some industry insight from the finest minds in education and innovation. Will schools and classrooms be completely online in the future? This is understandably a sensitive issue for those working in education. According to the panelists, the “brick-and-mortar” system is not going anywhere soon, and nor should it. There is no intrinsic value in bringing technology into classrooms.
4 Great Web Tools for Creating Educational Games June 15, 2016 Below are five of our favourite platforms that you can use with your students to create a wide variety of learning games. No coding skills are required. Designing learning games is a great way to develop students analytic thinking and foster self-expression. It is also an effective way to introduce students to basic coding and programming concepts and help them cultivate 21st century learning skills. 1- GameSalad GameSalad is a teacher-friendly platform that allows you to create learning games without the need of any programming or coding background. 2- Gamestar Mechanic ‘Gamestar Mechanic is a game-based digital learning platform geared at 4th to 9th grade students that is designed to teach the guiding principles of game design and systems thinking in a highly engaging and creative environment…Gamestar Mechanic allows students to learn about how systems work and how they can be modified or changed. 3- Pixel Press