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Web 2.0 and Internet Safety for Educators. Introduction. Mary Mehsikomer NW-LINKS/Region 1 (218) 284-3117 [email protected] http:// www.region1.k12.mn.us/NWLINKS http://webclassroomresources.wikispaces.com /. Agenda. 21 st Century Skills Who are these kids? Web 2.0

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Web 2 0 and internet safety for educators

Web 2.0 and Internet Safety for Educators

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Introduction

Introduction

Mary Mehsikomer

NW-LINKS/Region 1

(218) 284-3117

[email protected]://www.region1.k12.mn.us/NWLINKS

http://webclassroomresources.wikispaces.com/

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Agenda

Agenda

  • 21st Century Skills

  • Who are these kids?

  • Web 2.0

  • To Facebook or Not to Facebook

  • Resources

  • Questions?

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What are 21 st century skills anyway

What are 21st century skills anyway?

  • Four Cs

  • Life and Career

  • Information Literacy

  • Core content

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What is going on with these kids

What is going on with these kids?

  • Net Generation, Generation Y, Millenials, Digital Natives, iGeneration, ADHD Generation (your own term here)

  • Constantly connected

  • Multi-taskers

  • Instant gratification – Internet FIRST

  • Comfortable with online relationships

  • Communicators and collaborators

  • Games

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What are web 2 0 tools

What are Web 2.0 Tools?

  • Social networking spaces

  • Wikis

  • RSS Feeds

  • Blogs

  • Videoconferencing

  • Publishing (writing, audio,

    and video)

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Social networking examples

Social Networking Examples

  • Facebook

  • http://www.facebook.com

  • Linked In

  • http://www.linkedin.com

  • Nings

  • http://www.memotech.ning.com

  • Twitter

  • http://www.twitter.com

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To facebook or not to facebook

To Facebook or Not to Facebook

  • Classroom use of Facebook

  • Other options

  • Friending students

  • Privacy

  • Life as a Public Figure

  • Cyberbullying

  • Fun

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Google

Google

  • Search engine

  • Free tools and services

  • http://www.google.com

  • Create an account

  • Use iGoogle

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Wikis

Wikis

  • Wiki" - Hawaiian word for "fast”

  • Create web pages – fast – with multiple contributors

  • The ultimate wiki is Wikipedia at http://www.wikipedia.org/

  • Try http://www.wikispaces.com

  • http://www.webclassroomresources.wikispaces.com

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Rss feeds

RSS Feeds

  • RSS – Rodents of Significant Size? Just kidding

  • RSS – Really Simple Syndication

  • Brings information to you

  • Use with a Google or other free accoun

  • Subscribe to news, blogs, wikis, other sites

  • Helps control information overload (maybe)

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Blogs

Blogs

  • Creatures commonly found in a bog or

  • Web logs or journals

  • Publish and share ideas

  • Free

  • Try http://www.blogger.com

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Games

Games

  • Good, bad and ugly

  • Look for games that build critical thinking and problem solving skills like simulations

  • Try Second Life

    http://www.secondlife.com

  • Try Zon (Chinese culture and language)

    http://enterzon.com/

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Video conferencing

Video Conferencing

  • Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC)

  • http://www.cilc.org

  • Become a member – membership is free

  • Skype – http://www.skype.com

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Publishing and sharing

Publishing and Sharing

  • Writing – blogs, wikis, etc.

  • Twitter

  • http://www.twitter.com

  • Flickr – sharing photos

  • http://www.flickr.com (requires a Yahoo mail account)

  • Teacher Tube, School Tube and You Tube – video

  • http://www.teachertube.com

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Why worry about internet safety

Why worry about Internet safety?

  • Concern for our students and children

  • Laws

    • Children’s Internet Protection Act

      • Internet Safety Policy and filtering

    • Protecting Children in the 21st Century

      • Education on cyberbullying and safety

    • M.S. 121A.0695 and 609.352

    • Local school district policy

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Safety first for students

SAFETY FIRSTFOR STUDENTS

  • Students need to understand dangers

  • Explain and enforce district and school Internet Acceptable Use policies

  • Strongly encourage students to not post “too” personal information

  • Have students use avatars instead of photos

  • Create alias names

  • Set available restrictions on blogs and

    wikis for classroom use

  • Show them how to protect privacy

  • Diamonds are forever and so is information on the Internet

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Tips for teachers

Tips for Teachers

  • Use Web 2.0 toolsin the context of a project

  • Experiment with Web 2.0before using with students

  • Use maximum privacy and security settings

  • Do not “friend” students on Facebook or other social networking unless in context of a class project and only for that purpose

  • Model good behavior

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More tips for teachers

More Tips for Teachers

  • Talk to technology coordinator about what you want to do and why

  • Monitor online submissions used for lesson activity and classroom purposes

  • Make sure parents are aware that you are working with students online

  • Don’t rely only on the Internet filter to block undesirable content

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And still more

And still more…

  • Know and understand district Internet policies

  • Know the procedure for cyberbullying

  • Educate yourself

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Resources

Resources

Internet Safety

TIES InforMNS - http://www.informns.k12.mn.us/Internet_Safety.html

NetSmartz

http://www.netsmartz.org/index.aspx

Thinkfinity

http://www.thinkfinity.org

FBI

http://www.fbi.gov/publications/pguide/pguidee.htm

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Resources1

Resources

Cyberbullying

Minnesota Department of Education

http://www.education.state.mn.us/MDE/Learning_Support/Safe_and_Healthy_Learners/Safe_Learners/Bullying_Prevent_Res/index.html

Stop Cyberbullying

http://www.stopcyberbullying.org/index2.html

Cyberbullying Research Center

http://www.cyberbullying.us/

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Remember

Remember

Students are already using Web 2.0 tools as part of their daily lives. They will use them with or without our guidance and help.

When children are young, we teach them how to navigate and cross the street safely.

Don’t we want to do the same thing when they are navigating the Internet?

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