ls. I am interested in relevant discussion about the future of 'control'. Today, social networking is very open to students (outside of schools), there is no oversight of opinions, language, or thought. As social networking moves into our schools, how should the issue of digital citizenship be managed? Imagine a student on a social networking site for schools, the student uses inappropriate language or exhibits inappropriate interactions with others in the network. What should happen? Should the site 'control' the student behavior by shutting them off OR is this a behavioral problem to be resolved within current AUPs at school?
Julie's Top 10 from Speak Up may be found within the Future of Education at http://www.futureofeducation.com/forum/topics/julie-evans-from-project…
ke Facebook can provide too much information about yourself and your students that you may not want to share with each other. However, NING also has it downsides with sometimes inappropriate advertising (NING Unsuitable for Education). Have you or your students ever come across anything like that?…
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if they gave me time to create some new projects I would be happy even when the strategy itself is very familiar.
Elementary school teachers have many responsibilities but that is not the main reason. They are the ones who are forced to teach things out-of-license more than us and every year their load is growing. I noticed that my High School students as a rule (with just a few exception) don't know what East is, but are bored to discuss electricity. Why? because they learned about electricity in their elementary school, but the teacher never had time to mention that the direction of a sunrise is called East - concrete knowledge which belong in elementary school. Unfortunately, they didn't learn much about electricity either it was inappropriate and unfinished issue.…
onger economic. Many if not all the tools are free, great quality and easy to use. Imagine a world with high literacy rates, with students engaged in learning and education. The best part is the equipment to access all the wonderful web tools is also going down in price. I recently purchased a Netbook - at a cost of 1/2 the price of a laptop, I'd love to get a set for my classroom,or a few portable sets for my school but am running into a few non economic barriers. This is just one low cost way to give teachers and students access to the technology, leaving the traditional labs with all "fat" computers for programing classes. The barriers are more about board security fears, and system policies- having students download stuff, attach devices or use them inappropriately. With Netbooks all that's needed is access to the Internet, using things like Google reader, google docs, wikis, blogs etc everything can be created and stored online, lessons, student work, test, exams, textbooks, presentations, Teachers in classroom 2.0 have already proven that!
In Ontario we don't have the computer/or laptop for every student program and in my school we (just this year) got a laptop for every teacher. I'm interested in this discussion and hope to gain some ideas in how to overcome the non- economic barriers in my school/ board.…
ing personal information and posting inappropriate images of themselves on social networking sites like Facebook.
It’s important for parents to set basic rules and boundaries about internet use just as they would for any other household activity, such as watching TV.
Parents can set the rules by creating or utilizing a youth parent contract like this one, to make sure everyone in the family is taking an active role in internet safety, and so kids understand that if any breach of the contract occurs, privileges such as internet use can be taken away.
In developing a contract, parents should become familiar with the places their children are going online. They should also encourage open communication about what their kids like to do online by promoting the internet as a family activity.
Topics you may want to include in your contract:
- Where your computer and internet are allowed in your home
- A plan outlining the maximum amount of time allowed on the internet per week
- Emphasis on never opening an e-mail or instant-message from someone you don’t know
- What personal information should never be given out
- The importance of an anonymous email address for social network and chat accounts
- Emphasis on the lines of communication being open without judgment
- Guidelines on the type of image and video content allowed to be uploaded
- An agreement not to meet a stranger without a parent’s permission
- What sites are on and off limits (pornographic and gambling)
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ment against) and the conclusion. So for tonight revision, before you start it please read the instruction below step by step:
-Read the second paragraph of the essay’s body and the conclusion of the second argumentative essay on the topic of “Social Networks like Facebook have changed the way we socialize and communicate.
-After reading this parts of the essay and getting the clear picture of the ideas, ideas and information provided by the writers, now read, understand and answer the instructor’s guiding questions that will be posted in the group one by one and these questions will guide to revise the essay in terms of four important areas: 1-content of the essay, 2-unity of the text, 3- language (grammar and meaning) and 4- mechanisms.
Topic: Social Networks like Facebook have changed the way we socialize and communicate.
On the other hand, it has been argued that some people misuse these sites in an inappropriate way like creating fake accounts, posting abusive materials and so on , which is considered a form of threat and danger esp. to young users. However, this problem can be solved through the strict supervision and by warning the young users and make them aware of the dangers of these sites in order to be cautious and avoid problems in the future. Others will say that these sites influence the social lives of people in a negative way by making them unsocial in the real life as some use to spend hours in front of the computers screen and so excluding them self from the real world and also, affect their health in a bad way. But, I can say that through organizing time and learning self-control skills, this problem can be avoided as it has been proven that social net works enhance the communication skills if it is used wisely.
In a nutshell, social networks form an essential part in social interaction, education and the world of business , and in order to get the benefits of these sites, we have to use it wisely and cautiously.