Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum – Know your web – Good to Know – Google At Google we believe in the power of education and the promise of technology to improve the lives of students and educators -- leading the way for a new generation of learning in the classroom and beyond. But no matter what subject you teach, it is important for your students to know how to think critically and evaluate online sources, understand how to protect themselves from online threats from bullies to scammers, and to think before they share and be good digital citizens. Google has partnered with child safety experts at iKeepSafe, and also worked with educators themselves to develop lessons that will work in the classroom, are appropriate for kids, and incorporate some of the best advice and tips that Google's security team has to offer. Class 1: Become an Online Sleuth In this class, students will identify guidelines for evaluating the credibility of content online. We are always looking to improve these classes.
Digital by Default Service Standard — Government Service Design Manual The Digital Service Standard has changed from 26 points to a more concise 18. From 1 June 2015 all transactional services will be assessed on the new 18 points. The Service Standard ensures digital teams build high quality government services. A transactional service must meet each criteria to pass the Government Digital Service assessment. Assisted digital support is an integral part of any service, helping users who can't complete the service on their own. Understand user needs.
Nothing beats the real thing! Nothing beats the real thing! is designed to inform, engage and raise awareness about copyright. Nothing beats the real thing! Understanding the role of copyright and screen content infringement are real issues that face students on a daily basis. Most students have pirated digital material or know others who have. Written by experienced teachers and tested in the classroom, these resources: Provide cross-curricula links in subjects ranging from HSIE, English, History, Geography and Economics to SOSE/Civics and Citizenship, Religion/Values Education, Legal Studies & Media Studies. Explore and enjoy the full resource at www.nothingbeatstherealthing.info
Teaching Copyright in the Age of Computers and Mashups I wish I could say that teaching students about copyright is easy, because in a world where digital tools are making creating and sharing content easier than ever, understanding copyright is incredibly important. But intellectual property law is exceedingly complex, making even a nominal introduction to the ideas surrounding copyright -- copyright law, fair use, the public domain -- a challenge. Google tried its hand earlier this year, launching YouTube Copyright School, an effort to educate the video-sharing site's users about intellectual property law. Copyright School involves watching a 4-minute animation from Happy Tree Friends, then answering a series of multiple choice questions. But the popularity of Happy Tree Friends aside, 4 minutes is hardly long enough to teach the intricacies of copyright. "Contact a copyright attorney." This approach to intellectual property is something that the educational programming language Scratch has explored.
Safe - The Certificate in Safe Social Networking. Free e-safety resources for Schools (ages 7-16) Why I had to unfollow you | Kirsty Marrins Today I unfollowed a charity on Twitter. I’m usually in the habit of following charities, not unfollowing them but it is the manner in which this charity tweets that compelled me to part ways with them. This time is was a case of ‘It’s not me, it is you’. I unfollowed them (and tweeted about it) and was just going to leave it at that. This was met with lots of agreement, from charity people and even charities themselves, as constructive criticism should help them improve. I’ve thought about it further though and these are the three cardinal Twitter sins this charity has committed: 1. 2. 3. As Leo Birch, Digital Marketing Coordinator at British Heart Foundation, so eloquently put it, this charity is committing “social media bad practice bingo!”. Any other examples you’d care to add that would compel you to unfollow an account? Like this: Like Loading... Digital Communications Consultant
Five-Minute Film Festival: Copyright and Fair Use for Educators I absolutely love it when teachers and students create, remix, and mash up media; it's a fantastic way to encourage deeper learning and media literacy. But one issue that complicates digital freedom of expression is copyright law. While many would argue that copyright law is outdated and badly in need of an overhaul, it's still critical that adults and kids alike have a basic understanding of what's legal and ethical while playing with other people's intellectual property. Video Playlist: Understanding Copyright and Fair Use Watch the player below to see the whole playlist, or view it on YouTube. Understanding "Fair Use" in a Digital World (06:14) This excellent video by Common Sense Media and Teaching Channel shows students evaluating video remixes during a lesson in fair use. More Resources for Teaching Copyright and Fair Use
Overview | Teaching Copyright As today's tech-savvy teens become increasingly involved with technology and the Internet for learning, work, civic engagement, and entertainment, it is vital to ensure that they understand their legal rights and responsibilities under copyright law and also how the law affects creativity and innovation. This curriculum is designed to give teachers a comprehensive set of tools to educate students about copyright while incorporating activities that exercise a variety of learning skills. Lesson topics include: the history of copyright law; the relationship between copyright and innovation; fair use and its relationship to remix culture; peer-to-peer file sharing; and the interests of the stakeholders that ultimately affect how copyright is interpreted by copyright owners, consumers, courts, lawmakers, and technology innovators. Unit Goals Educate students about copyright law, including the concepts of fair use, free speech, and the public domain. Objectives for Students Assessment
5 Things Parents Should Know About COPPA | Tara Settembre Do you have a child that uses the Internet or plays with an app on your phone or tablet? Unless you live in Mad Men times, you've probably answered "yes" to these questions. Then, you should have heard about COPPA, right? As a new parent, I didn't until recently. The new set of rules went into effect this summer and are an update to a law Congress passed in 1998, when few could have conceived of YouTube, Xbox Live or iPads. The recent changes cover photos, audio recordings and geolocations. But, as a parent, what do these changes actually mean? 1. "These days, there are more sophisticated ways for finding people, tracking where they are and what they're doing," said MacIntyre. 2. Many sites geared to children prominently tout COPPA compliance, TRUSTe certification or ESRB Safe Harbor seal. "As moms, protecting child privacy was paramount to building our kid-centric community and we follow all the COPPA rules and more," said Rebecca Levey, co-founder of KidzVuz. 3. 4.
20 Top Video Explanations to Help Teachers Become Tech Savvy Finally I finished reading The Art of Explanation: Making your Ideas, Products, and Services Easier to Understand , I am the kind of readers who love to read from cover to cover and I hate scanning and this is probably why it took me almost three weeks to finish it of course taking into account the time for my MAED studies and the time for my work. The Art of Explanation is a book written by the phenomenal Lefever in which he lays flat the secrets of making engaging video explanations. 1- Augmented reality explained 2- What are Apps ? 3-What is a Blog ? 4- What is BigTorrent ? 5- What is Big Data ? 6- Cloud Computing Explained 7- Computer Hardware explained 8- Computer Software explained 9- Computer viruses and threats 10- Crowdsourcing explained 11- Podcasting 12- Secure Passwords 13- Social Media 14- Social Bookmarking 15- Social Networking 16- Web Browsers 17- Web Search strategies 18- Website Cookies 19- World Wide Web