Social networking for schoolsPresentation Transcript
Cyber Oblivious or Cyber Savvy? Social Networking For TeachersTwitter hashtag #esheep2
Set up Twitter…• Log in to your twitter account at www.twitter.com• When you are entering a tweet, use the hash tag #eservite• Follow me @pchmb I have a twitter feed going!
What holds teachers back from being Tech Savvy?Is it a lack of time to keepup with newtechnology, or a lack ofinterest?
QuestionDoes the rate at which the internet isincreasingly becoming a part of our lives exciteor frighten you?
Slow down or Speed up?Technology is not going to slow down in order forteachers to catch up. No one knows all there is toknow about the new apps, software andhardware that currently exists as it continuallyevolves around us.We must as teachers be willing to embrace what we can do with technology, which begins with STAYING SAFE ONLINE
Email Safety• Do NOT open any emails from a source that you do not recognise. You should be able to determine the sender’s name or subject and whether it is relevant for you.• If you do open an email and realise that it could be potentially dangerous, add the sender to your ‘blocked senders’ list. Do not reply to this email at all• Do not respond to ANY email that claims to be from your bank. If a bank needs to contact you about your account, they will call you or send you a postal letter
Email Safety• Ensure you have an anti-virus program that is up to date on the school network and at home.• If using a public computer, ensure you log out of your email website completely and close the internet browser.• And finally – that email from Nigeria claiming to give you $1 billion just for the privilege of using your account really is too good to be true! Delete, block and move on
Try keeping up with all of this!!!
In Australia alone, approximately 9.8 millionusers log in to Facebook every month61% of these users are deemed to be underthe age of 21 years
The simplicity of Facebook Relationship Status, Age, Interests, Photos.... These can be fantastic to share... But ensure you are sharing responsibly!
Why is Social Networking so popular?We are living in a time of Instant Gratification;we want our information provided in a FAST,interactive method that continually gives us asense of belonging and importance.
Facebook Terms• Include: You will not bully, intimidate, or harass any user. You will not post content that: is hateful, threatening, or pornographic; incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence. You will not provide any false personal information on Facebook, or create an account for anyone other than yourself without permission. You will not use Facebook if you are under 13. You will not use Facebook if you are a convicted sex offender. You will not solicit login information or access an account belonging to someone else.
Facebook has the right to....• For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos (IP content), you specifically give us the following permission, subject to your privacy and application settings: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty- free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook (IP License).• When you delete IP content, it is deleted in a manner similar to emptying the recycle bin on a computer. However, you understand that removed content may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time (but will not be available to others).
The question is....• How many of our us… our students, actually READ and UNDERSTOOD these terms and conditions before clicking ‘Yes I Accept’????
By the way.YOU ARE NOT FACEBOOK’S CUSTOMER. YOUARE THE PRODUCT THAT THEY SELL TO THEIRREAL CUSTOMERS – ADVERTISERS. » Steve Greenberg
Facebook is the digital playgroundFacebook is the method inwhich our students interact 24hours a day, no matter wherethey are or what they do. Aswith an actual playground, theinteractions are not alwayspolite.
It only takes....A few pieces of information for someone todetermine your locality, such as a:• School• Workplace• Distinguishing picture
Permanent LandscapeSocial Networking users need to be aware thatANYTHING they write, post, upload or fileleaves a DIGITAL IMPRINT in cyberspace. Evendeletion of files on Social Networking sitesdoes not mean that it is removed from thatsite, or that anyone else in the world hasalready downloaded it.
• 44% of businesses search about someone whose services or advice they require.• Employers screen job candidates online. 34% are screened due to this information.
The Newspaper RuleIf you wouldn’t want it printed in a newspaper...Don’t put it online!
A 10 Year Old Explains how to use Facebook
Check your Privacy Settings
Having a few staff as friends• I feel can provide advice if your uploaded photos are inappropriate.• Instant communication
Groups for student learning• Won’t allow you to see personal information• I advise to invite another staff member to be apart of your group.• Not all students have facebook nor are allowed.
Pages• Students can like, allowing you to access their personal profiles.• Not appropriate for educational purposes.
Emails between staff and students• Is this a form of grooming?• What is the difference?
Follow people who areexperts in their field, learnfrom others and stay up-to-date with the latest inyour field.
Satisfy the Social Network ‘Urge’There are many social networking sites thatnow cater for the Education System, that allowfor secure networks where schoolcommunities can interact on many levels.
So… the best one?
Edmodo• A ‘Facebook’ like social networking tool that allows classes to act as groups, discussing assignments and issues.• Completely secure, teacher controls content• Ability to upload and submit assignments online.• Provides absent students and teachers the ability to stay in contact.• Parents can be apart but only see interactions between teacher and their child.
The Sign Up
Lets continue....If you haven’t already, grab an Edmodo account at: http://www.edmodo.comYou can log in on any computer, iPad or iPhone with a free app!Begin as my student and become a teacher laterJoin the ‘electric lambs’ groupwith the code:xxxxxx
More help Some notes onGetting Started With Edmodo Guide to Explain Edmodo
So… final comments
Strategies• It makes no sense to teach kids to be safe online by preventing them from being online. This would be like trying to teach someone to swim on dry land!
Stranger Danger• This is no different to stranger danger
How Cybersmart are you?
Technology will not slow down...
Technology is NOT an optionIf teachers fail to embrace technology, notonly are they failing to prepare their studentsfor the future, but they themselves will be leftbehind in a society that will demandproficiency in technology.
Technology is NOT an optionIt is increasingly becoming a NECESSITY.Educators must be willing to adapt to new andemerging technologies as much as possible toensure that learners are not stifled by a lack ofvision and knowledge.
Great Online Safety Resources• http://www.edudemic.com• http://www.cybersmart.gov.au• http://www.staysmartonline.gov.auThankyou for coming :)