Step D… Seven Steps To Website Evaluation For Students… Promoting Digital Citizenship…Domain Anatomy Welcome to a this fourth in a series that is must read for any educator wanting to facilitate web page evaluation by students. It includes a new step in web evaluation information along with a poster for that step you can use in the classroom Best of all, it supports students becoming scholarly digital citizens. First, to ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. As always, I invite you to follow me on twitter (@mjgormans). Please give this post a retweet and pass it on. Quick Note I have been getting a lot of requests asking if I will make a visit to your school, organization, or conference. The Seven Steps to Web Site Evaluation – Step D Welcome to the web site evaluation page evaluation series of posts. D Is Domain Anatomy Much can be determined by looking at the address of a website. 3. Enjoying the series?
Expert Offers Bully Prevention Tips Many children with special needs experience bullying, and often they and their families are unsure of how to handle it and the best way to overcome the effects of bullying. Today I am interviewing an expert on the topic who has advice for all of us. Annie Fox, M.Ed. is an award-winning author, app developer, and youth empowerment activist. Her books include Too Stressed to Think?: A Teen Guide to Staying Sane When Life Makes You Crazy and the Be Confident in Who You Are (Middle School Confidential Series). You can learn more about Annie’s work with students, parents and teachers at I love your resource page, Cruel’s Not Cool on your site and your interactive Facebook page by the same name. You give hope to many who may have lost theirs by offering solutions to actively address a complex problem. About D.S. DS is the author of Delightfully Different, an inspirational, award winning, YA novel written to teach respect for differences.
Fun Works Top What is a Nurse? A career for women and men! As a Registered Nurse (RN) you promote health, prevent disease, and help patients cope with illness. RNs are often health educators for patients, families, and communities. There are a lot of ways a nurse can specialize: surgery, emergency room or working with people in a particular age group; for example, older people or infants. Where do Nurses work? What are you like? Where do Nurses work? As a registered nurse you might work in a clinic, a doctors' office, a hospital, or see patients in their homes. Registered nurses often earn between $40,000 and $57,000. Things to Do Find out why feet stink.What did you eat at lunch? Read more... Things to Do Take a first aid course at your school, community center or local branch of the American Red Cross. Get some experience at your local hospital. Who is a Nurse? Meet Staff Nurse, Iracema Crawford and Nurse Practitioner, Kevin Harm. Classes to Take What Are You Like? Are you a good listener? Patent Lawyer People
- Step B- Seven Steps To Website Evaluation For Students: Promoting Digital Citizens 0 Comments July 8, 2013 By: Michael Gorman Jul 7 Written by: 7/7/2013 5:15 PM ShareThis Welcome to a this second in a summer series that is must read for any educator wanting to facilitate web page evaluation by students. Quick Note I have been getting a lot of requests asking if I will make a visit to your school, organization, or conference. The Seven Steps to Web Site Evaluation – Step B Welcome to the web site evaluation page evaluation series of posts. Step A… Seven Steps To Website Evaluation For Students… Promoting Digital Citizens The Seven Steps to Web Site Evaluation – Step B… Bias B Is For Bias One of the most important findings in determining the usefulness of a web page is discovering if a web site has any Bias. 1. 2. 3. Download Poster Here: b1_poster_info cross-posted at 21centuryedtech.wordpress.com Michael Gorman oversees one-to-one laptop programs and digital professional development for Southwest Allen County Schools near Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Julia Bacha: Pay Attention To Nonviolence In this special year-end collaboration, TED and The Huffington Post are excited to count down 18 great ideas of 2011, featuring the full TEDTalk with original blog posts that we think will shape 2012. Watch, engage and share these groundbreaking ideas as they are unveiled one-by-one, including never-seen-before TEDTalk premieres. Standby, the countdown is underway! Watch Julia Bacha's talk on why we must pay attention to nonviolence. In many ways, 2011 was a year when the people finally had their say. From Cairo to Wall Street, throngs of frustrated yet invigorated civilians poured into the streets and took their societies' futures into their own hands. In 2012, we have both an opportunity and a responsibility to learn the necessary lessons from these movements, and to apply them to some of the world's most pressing problems. Many pundits have already written off 2012 as a year in which progress towards an equitable resolution to the conflict will be impossible.
EXCITE! - Careers in Public Health Articles found here will give your students a sense of the daily life of practicing disease detectives and highlight the range of careers associated with public health sciences and epidemiology. We hope these articles will inspire students to pursue a career in public health. Articles Public Health on Front Burner After Sept. 11 USA Today, Anita Manning USA's 'Disease Detectives' Track Epidemics Worldwide USA Today, Anita Manning Tracking Down Bugs Bangor Daily News, Tom Weber CDC Disease Fighters Go Where Virus Action Is Atlanta Journal Constitution, Patricia Guthrie When Disease Strikes, the Doctor is In The Des Moines Register, Tom Carney Federal Web Sites Profiles of Epidemic Intelligence Service Officers Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Life Works National Institutes of Health Non-Federal Web Sites*
Ten social media commandments for kids & parents Remember when we were kids and our parents sat us down to discuss the birds and the bees? (Yea, neither do I but we will talk about that later….) As parents we are told we should talk with our kids about difficult topics like alcohol, drugs, sex and pornography. Today’s generation has a new topic to add to the list. Social Media. Since the launch of MySpace in 2003 – and subsequently Facebook in 2004 – social media has exploded and many parents are finding it hard to keep up. Talk to your kids about Social Media. These are main points to keep in mind. The original post, “10 Social Media Commandments for Kids & Parents” by Stephanie Bice was originally published on stephaniebice.com Original Article Image by James Tissot [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
School Bullying Prevention: Teach Empathy at Young Age Since the Jan. 14 death of Phoebe Prince, the 15-year-old in South Hadley, Mass., who committed suicide after being bullied by fellow students, many onlookers have meditated on whether the circumstances that led to her after-school hanging might have been avoided. Could teachers have stepped in and stopped the bullying? Could parents have done more to curtail bad behavior? Or could preventive measures have been started years ago, in early childhood, long before bullies emerged and started heaping abuse on their peers? Increasingly, neuroscientists, psychologists and educators believe that bullying and other kinds of violence can indeed be reduced by encouraging empathy at an early age. Without empathy, we would have no cohesive society, no trust and no reason not to murder, cheat, steal or lie. Although human nature has historically been seen as essentially selfish, recent science suggests that it is not. What the ancient Greeks intuited is supported by research today.
Child Labor in America: Investigative Photos of Lewis Hine About these Photos Faces of Lost Youth Left - Furman Owens, 12 years old. Can't read. Doesn't know his A,B,C's. Said, "Yes I want to learn but can't when I work all the time." The Mill Left - A general view of spinning room, Cornell Mill. Left - One of the spinners in Whitnel Cotton Mill. Newsies Left - A small newsie downtown on a Saturday afternoon. Left - Out after midnight selling extras. Left - Francis Lance, 5 years old, 41 inches high. Miners Left - At the close of day. Left - Breaker boys, Hughestown Borough, Pennsylvania Coal Co. The Factory Left - View of the Scotland Mills, showing boys who work in the mill. Left - Young cigar makers in Engelhardt & Co. Left - Day scene. Seafood Workers Left - Oyster shuckers working in a canning factory. Left - Manuel the young shrimp picker, age 5, and a mountain of child labor oyster shells behind him. Field and Farm Work Left - Camille Carmo, age 7, and Justine, age 9. Left - Twelve-year-old Lahnert boy topping beets. Little Salesmen
Why You Should Delete SnapChat | adammclane.com I’ve been engaged in various forms of social media since AOL chat rooms in 1994. And I’ve never seen a more dangerous application targeting teenagers, specifically girls, than SnapChat. The premise of SnapChat is simple. And that’s where the lie begins. I want to be blunt. In my book, A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Social Media, I share three rules about social media which lead me to the conclusion that SnapChat isn’t to be trusted: Rule #1 – Everything posted online is public I wrote about this in depth here. The central premise of SnapChat is that what you are sending is private. The same is true of anywhere you post something online. Rule #2 – There’s no such thing as anonymity online, only perceived anonymity. Any time your device connects to the internet it associates 100% of your activity with your device. Every site, every image you upload/download, every search, every call… everything is associated with that device. Pure and simple. But that’s not how the internet works at all.
Computer Basics: Computer Safety and Maintenance - Lesson 14 How do I keep my computer healthy? Watch the video (4:15). Computers are expensive, and with all big purchases you probably want to protect your investment. Luckily, it is not difficult to keep your computer healthy and in good working order. Maintaining a computer involves three things: keeping it physically clean, protecting it from malware, and backing up your important files. Watch the video to learn how to keep a computer healthy. Keep your computer physically clean When dealing with computers, dust isn't just unattractive—it can potentially destroy parts of your computer. Cleaning the keyboard Cleaning the keyboard A dirty keyboard doesn't look nice and can cause your keyboard to not work properly. Unplug the keyboard from the USB or PS/2 port. Dealing with liquids
- Get to Know "Google: Good to Know" 0 Comments November 25, 2012 By: Bob Sprankle Nov 24 Written by: 11/24/2012 4:55 PM ShareThis Here's a great little gem I learned about recently: Google's "Good to Know" page. Though "Family Safety Center" is a "subcategory" on the page, it is a "goldmine" of useful information. However, the section I appreciate the most on this page is the "More Resources" section. No resource page would be complete without Common Sense Media (in my opinion) and it's included with plenty of other great sites. So, get to know Google's "Good to Know" page; it offers an entire curriculum for students across the grade spectrum, and is an excellent resource for staff and parent training. Alert to All Users of the Disqus commenting system: Because of a recent global security issue, the Disqus website recommends that all users change their Disqus passwords.