y of Maryland who published a report in 2001 titled “Children on the Internet.” This age group accounts for nearly 10% of internet users (Media Metrix).
Most popular sites:
PBS for Kids
Has games, colouring books and videos especially for young children.
All Things Disney
Focuses on games and videos relating to Disney artists and characters.
A website that corresponds with the purchase of a stuffed toy called Webkinz. The site allows owners of the new toy to sign up and play with a virtual version of their new toy.
Online Activities of Children Ages 12 – 18
Youth in this age category share many similar interests. In a report by Cox Communications earlier this year, it was discovered that most American teenagers use the internet as follows: 14% blog; 22% chat using a web cam; 27% use a gaming system with a chat feature; 60% use instant messaging; 72% have at least one social networking profile; and 91% use email.
Most popular sites:
The most popular free-access social networking website in North America.
A video sharing website where users upload and share videos.
This is a popular site for teenagers of all ages as they can catch up on their favourite television episodes, watch clips and full length movies.
The Sixty One
A unique interactive site that is very appealing for those over the age of sixteen. Musicians upload their music and the web site users can “bump” their favourite songs while earning points.
A music site in which teenagers enjoy recommending music they know and new music they discover to others who are registered at the site.
So what do you need to know about most of these sites? Well, many of them require some form of registration, where your child may need to share personal information (like their full name, phone number and address). Make sure you go over what personal information they should keep to themselves so they don’t end up sharing the wrong information with the wrong people, even if by accident.
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Present: Cairo, Egypt
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): EFL / ESL educators
Short Session Description (one line): How the different social media web tools can enhance a teacher's professional development.
Full Session Description (as long as you would like): Participants will have a chance to express themselves using audio, webcam, chat or whiteboard tools sharing how they see the role of different social media web tools such as; Face book, twitter, Google + and Pinterest in enhancing a teacher's professional development.…
ernational rankings in terms of broadband adoption, speeds and costs. As a result, there is growing support for an affirmative national broadband policy to promote more affordable and ubiquitous access to high-bandwidth connectivity."
American youth trail in Internet use: survey
(2)Schools with Broadband Access
Broadband access is one thing. What we do with it is quite another.
Today, being truly “wired” means more than simply having access to infrastructure, hardware and software. It also means having access to the latest digital tools – those that define what is today termed the Web 2.0 world – to create, produce, collaborate, and participate in shared learning and citizenship in local-to-global contexts. The mastery of these Web 2.0 tools and those of the future – the tools of innovation – is key.
Our schools are way behind the curve. A 2007 study from Grunwald Associates LLC conducted in cooperation with the National School Boards Association found:
• More than six in 10 districts have rules against participating in bulletin boards or blogs; six in 10 also prohibit sending and receiving e-mail in schools.
• More than eight in 10 districts have rules against online chatting (84%) and instant messaging (81%) in school.
• More than half of all districts (52%) specifically prohibit any use of social networking sites in school, however secure.
(3) Would like to know when your broadcast will be. Thanks.…
ine, the chat box was going a million miles/second with comments and questions. That is one thing about this platform is when it gets really busy and interactive, it can almost get too rich!
Professor Wesch gave a bit of an overview of his work and the class that he teaches. He expanded on how he gets the students to collaborate and share using various web 2.0 tools. He confines the tools used to those that are free, which I'm sure his students really appreciate! He also gave a bit of an overview of how he structures the course. While it is mostly collaborative, project and inquiry-based, there are a few weeks when he steps in as the "sage on the stage" and delivers content through more direct instruction. No matter the modality, he seems to have a good grasp of how to make this work, even in a class of 200 or more. This was readily apparent during this session, where the hour whisked by all too quickly.
I think Professor Wesch made a lot of connections very early on, especially with YouTube and has continued to expand the dialog through the work he and his students are doing. Having work done at the University level, especially in regards to social media is a VERY critical step, I think, toward legitimizing it as an educational tool. One common discussion thread running through the chat room was that most public schools block most social networking sites. While students and teachers may use social networking extensively outside of school, it is pretty much forbidden within the school walls. No wonder kids hate school! School administrators do not have a feel for the shift that is happening as they are so fixed on the test scores and AYP. So Professor Wesch's work represents a hope for a future beyond NCLB and AYP. His videos certainly help spur a lot of thinking and discussion on using social tools for learning, teaching, creating and collaborating.…
r accelerating evolution process of technology is changing the world we live, and as the planet is linear and scarce (as said in my favorite video http://storyofstuff.org), you will find that very soon a global governance has to be put in place, forced by the lack of global resources (food, water, energy, livestock, air, etc), we been looking at the other side for so long, in the push of more and new technology and comfort, and created a overinflated bubble of needs that cannot maintain itself without the proper governance.
Technology is taking the lead in showing how companies can auto-regulate through business process management and automation, business rules, open standards, nowadays managers has very little of innovators, but most of administrative workers just pushing the buttons by the company book, even CEOs has to follow guidelines and government restrictions (specially in the US and UK), well that will extrapolate to governments, cause organizations are becoming the new type of governments in a capitalist world, and they are country, religion, and culture agnostic organizations that veils only on economic measurements, and people more and more become "cost" on that process rather than resources, cause they make decisions others already made successfully in the past, and not always following the successful path.
- Unification of infrastructure (networking, virtualization, open standards, etc
- Unification of application stack (internet as a platform, web 2.0, open source, ERPs, etc)
- Lower cost of Infrastructure and applications (Software, SO and Infrastructure as a service)
- Explosion of data (web cams, mobile phones, chat, mails, blogs, speech-text-speech, 3d worlds)
- Global real time awareness (Data Analytic, Social networks, mashups, GPS, RFIDs)
- Global Process awareness (eGovernment, European Union, international trade, internet law, copyright)
- Global Education (eInclusion programmes, professional development, education continuum)
- Artificial Intelligence and High end computing is already controlling automatically world critical mission systems (NASDAQ, nuclear plants, transatlantic oil tank cargo ships, even the car you are driving every day)
Is just a matter of time ... :)
change) are the contents of education, and how we teach and learn. If you think about it, we live in a highly mediated, highly inter-connected context. So the old transmission model of teaching basic knowledge needs to give way to teaching and learning how to ask questions, find information, connect and shape and design our understanding and knowledge, interpret multiple versions of the same event etc. And of course this means the structures of our learning spaces must change as well - maybe the classroom of 25 students all working on the same thing, or paying attention to the same thing does not suit how we must learn.
I've seen changes in the responses of my students. one of them said to me she feels locked up and deprived of her senses in a classroom because she is so used to having information access in multiple ways all the time- chat, internet, blogs, phone. In the classroom she feels almost 'deaf and blind'. She comes alive with project work, when we improvise drama, and learns more by working part-time with a non-profit organization.
But I am also mindful that as learning changes so radically for many, the world is now being divided in terms of those who have and do not have access to technology, specifically the web. This technological divide can cause an intellectual and therefore add to the economic divide that causes this lack of access in the first place.…
hat (.rtf): http://audio.edtechlive.com/foe/michaelhorn5-7-09.rtf (Open in word processing program.)
Michael B. Horn is the co-founder and Executive Director, Education of Innosight Institute, a non-profit think tank devoted to applying the theories of disruptive innovation to problems in the social sector. He is the coauthor of Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns (McGraw-Hill: June 2008) with Harvard Business School Professor and bestselling author Clayton M. Christensen and Curtis W. Johnson, president of the Citistates Group. Strategy + Business named the book the best human capital book of 2008.
Disrupting Class uses the theories of disruptive innovation to identify the root causes of schools’ struggles and suggests a path forward to customize an education for every child in the way she learns. Horn has been featured as a speaker at many education conferences, including the National Evaluation Systems’ conference and the Grantmakers for Education conference.
Prior to this, Horn worked at America Online during its aol.com re-launch, and before that he served as David Gergen’s research assistant, where he tracked and wrote about politics and public policy. Horn has written articles for numerous publications, including Education Week, Forbes, the Boston Globe, and U.S. News & World Report. In addition, he has contributed research for Charles Ellis’ book, Joe Wilson and the Creation of Xerox (Wiley, 2006) and Barbara Kellerman’s Bad Leadership: What It Is, How It Happens, Why It Matters (Harvard Business School Press, 2004).
Horn earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and an AB from Yale University, where he graduated with distinction in History.
Date: Thursday, May 7th, 2009
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am GMT (next day) (international times here)
Location: In Elluminate. Log in at https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2008350&password=M.DBD8BCD3C98C6BF198E9433CCCEC21. The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early.
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table Video: http://audio.edtechlive.com/foe/garryputland.mp4
Chat Log: http://audio.edtechlive.com/foe/garryputland.rtf
In this session we'll be talking with Garry Putland, the General Manager (Business Development) for Education.au, Australia's leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) agency for educators. Education.au delivers a range of web services to clients in the higher education, schools education and vocational education and training sectors. Specifically, we'll discuss the use of Web 2.0 in Australian education, and the social networking platform they've developed for Australian educators.
Garry is currently responsible for the development of new services and business opportunities for Education.au. He works closely with peak bodies and national/state organisations and has extensive experience in developing services which contribute towards strategic national priorities. Garry develops, negotiates and manages alliances both nationally and internationally where it brings benefit to the Australian education and training community.
Garry was the co-writer of the education.au ‘Emerging Technologies’ paper (2005), which explored the impact of emerging technologies in education. He has contributed to the Australian ICT in Education Committee (1999-2006), the Flexible Learning Advisory Group (FLAG), (2004-2007) and the MCEETYA ICT in Schools Taskforce (formerly Schools Advisory group). (2000-2007) He was a reviewer for the European Commission for a pan-European national e-learning project Kaleidoscope from 2004-2008 and is a member of the international GLOBE initiative which links like agencies in Canada, Japan, the US, Europe and Australia.
Garry has been a member of the Microsoft Partners in Learning Regional Advisory Group (2007-2009) for Australia and a participant in the Global Exchange of Networks in Education (GENIE) (2004-2009)
Garry has presented as keynote speaker at the TUANZ e-learning conference (2006), NIME (Japan) International Conference (2005) and the MERLOT (US) conference (2004). Garry has spoken on learning with emerging technologies to ACODE and the Educause/ACODE Leaders Institute(2008)
Although Garry’s background is in secondary teaching he has post graduate qualifications in Information Systems and is part way through a Masters of Information Innovation.
Garrys’ Blog is at http://blogs.educationau.edu.au/gputland.
Date: Wednesday, May 27th, 2009
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am GMT (next day) (international times here)
Location: In Elluminate. Log in at http://tinyurl.com/learncentral-tv2. The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early.
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