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Aligning Tech to the Standards
Challenge Based Learning
Creating a New Culture
Early Childhood & Elementary
Lawrenceville - PK-5
Project Based Learning
Social Studies-World Langague
Talent 21 Days
Videos I Use
Websites for Teachers
: What questions/concerns do you have coming into tonight's session?
Part 1: Why Have Students Use Laptops?
Opportunity to collaborate with local and global peers/experts
Teach them important Global skills
*It can no longer be a question of if we're going to let students use technology.
If we are still asking that question, we're in big trouble.
Technology is everywhere:
We are giving students way too much credit when it comes to the use of technology.
They understand or can quickly learn how to work the machines. It’s everything else
we need to help them with.
Remember those things called scissors?
Part 2: Information Literacy
Understanding the Medium
What’s on the Internet?
President Obama's trip to Asia
Searching skills - Use Advanced Search
Grammar and Syntax of the web
Separating fact from fiction -
The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus
See below for more examples
Validating Web sites
Understanding web addresses
Links in and out
Who do we really want to be known as?
Building an online portfolio -
We need to all understand that once we post, we do lose a bit of control (
Being Open, Yet Ethical
It’s ok to share
National Center for Education Statistics, 2005
of students 12-18 years old
Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 2007
of students in grades 3-6
Pew Internet and American Life Project, June 27th, 2007
of all teenagers
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, 2010
of all K12 students, but
Josephson Institute of Ethics, 2010
of students have bullied others
Forwarding private messages or pictures without consent.
Harassment in email, text messages or on sites like Facebook.
Largely due to the viral effect
Also stems from the society around us - not from the computers themselves.
Part 3: Online and Privacy Issues
Video - only with people within school district on Googlechat (green light)
If you don't want the world to see it,
Don't Post It
Use good passwords and don't share them.
Add at least 6 to 8 characters
Use UPPER and lower case
letters (or symbols!)
Do not spell a word
Talk to kids and learn what they're doing. Get on
, play a video game, record a podcast. Have them explain how their tools work and who they are interacting with.
Get excited. Have kids teach you.
Let them be the experts
. Allow them to be
bigger contributors in their classroom environment
Create your own accounts!
Filtering can be put in place with
K9 Web Protection
Help kids develop their
. Manage privacy settings in Facebook, and help
monitor risky behavior
. Show kids how
what we delete never REALLY goes away
Give kids the opportunity to use tools for real work while also sharing what they do online (
Part 4: What Can We Do?
Exercise common sense
Make technology use more meaningful and relevant in our schools
Students should be taught that they can't believe everything they see online
Become more aware yourself
Teach students to maintain privacy
We have to look beyond fear. "It's sort of like discussing a field trip to New York City. Are you going to highlight
crime and the red light district or are you going to discuss the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Carnegie Hall?"
- Steven Maher
The tools that most school are blocking aren't the problem.
Dollars for Darfur
Dollars for Darfur on MySpace
In today's read/write web environment problems usually occur as a mixture of:
- Not aware of what their kids are doing and not really asking questions.
- Not aware of the tools available and/or not allowed to use them.
- have access to many exciting resources, but haven't been educated in appropriate use.
We need to address each group so that there is understanding and consistency across the board.
Part 5: Tools Teachers are Using
Step 2: Into Our Classrooms
Info Site - Talent 21
Parent use .org
Kids use .info
Uploading work -
Jaime Land's Site
Lightening Thief Booksell
Part 5: Home Management
Filtering - OpenDNS
Understanding the basics of schools' tools
Keyboarding - GREAT free sites!
Dance Mat Typing
List of MANY!
Time management - Homework (district policy - an hour)
Overnight Charging - Drop Spot
Windows 7 Gadgets and documents - SAVE IN DROP BOX
Emailing teachers - Call office for immediate items (dismissal, homework, lunch etc.)
For tutorials and websites
More on Information Literacy
Have groups of students compare sites and debate fact or fiction.
Dog IsIand Free Forever
Tools to use
Google Advanced Searc
search more effectively
Discuss and Engage
Posting material online blows away the "slam book" because of the
Through the power of RSS, hundreds of viewers can see what is posted. This can also be a safety strategy.
Discuss what information is safe to share and what is not. (
Again, use the scenarios to spur discussion. (
Model Appropriate Use
Invite community members in to demonstrate how they are using newer technologies in the workforce.
Provide students with motivating opportunities to demonstrate their use of tools. Make them real.
Use tools that have built in safety features.
More on Information Literacy from November Learning
David Warlick's list of online safety tips
Mark Wagner's Internet Awareness and Safety Wiki
Internet Safety Day
Family Safe Computers
Sample Codes of Ethics -
from a student
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"