It's likely that you have a smartphone. If not, most regular phones allow us to send text messages. We as a society have gradually gotten somewhat used to being available by text 24/7. What if any conversations should we be having about Texting Etiquette? According to Shelly Turkle, a clinical psychologist and the founder of… Continue reading Too Much Texting
On top of the safety issue though is a real and recurring need to talk about appropriate ways to interact. As technology evolves and reinvents itself daily, these issues are ever changing too.
This is real world. See what is happening in an internet minute. To what degree do these activities this reflect what is happening in your school or work environment? Are most sites open or blocked? Do policies and discussions around effective use occur? With our world changing so rapidly, discussions around use of technology must… Continue reading An Internet Minute
When schools make web filtering and blocking decisions, they need to be sure that they are not also blocking learning, blocking productivity, blocking progress. Shifts have occurred widely over the last couple of years in schools regarding the filtering question. Security still remains a top priority. However, the question of what content to… Continue reading Web Filtering Checklist
For School Leaders, Teacher Leaders and Families Web These sites have resources for teaching Digital Citizenship in the classroom Common Sense Media http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators Netsmartz - http://www.netsmartz.org/educators Be Cyber Wise - http://www.cyberwise.org/ Digital Citizenship Site http://www.digitalcitizenship.net/ Yahoo Safely http://safely.yahoo.com/ Cable in the Classroom http://www.ciconline.org/DigitalCitizenship FOSI Family Online Safety Institute http://www.fosi.org/ Blogs These blogs address topics around… Continue reading 15 Digital Citizenship Resources for Schools
Listen to Podcast TwitterTuesdays Part 1 TwitterTuesdays Part 2 Today's technology allows us to communicate as never before in history. Communication is global, communication is real time, communication is accessible to everyone! In today's media, we have seen politics discussed using social media by large… Continue reading High School Government Class Learning with Twitter