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  • It is a new way of interacting. Yes, changes are necessary, and there are changes in the way people relate to each other - not always for the better.

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  • Technology Information Night
    • How to responsibly manage your family’s online identity and make informed choices
  • Agenda
    • Social Networking
    • Classroom Applications/Web 2.0
    • Computer management and security
    • Web cams
    • Online Gaming
    • Help your child learn with technology
    • Social Networking A brave new world?
  • Social Networking A parody (?) of Facebook
  • Social Networking
  • Social Networking What should I be aware of?
    • minimum ages, multiple sites, privacy settings
    • saving MSN chats
    • just be aware - Who can see it? What are the implications now and in the future?
      • the “Markville” or “Grandmother” test
    • Facebook privacy settings
  • Classroom Applications What’s going on in school?
    • Web 2.0 tools [wikis, blogs, Prezi, Glogster]: moving from consuming to creating content
    • digital storytelling [MovieMaker, Photostory, iMovie, Bitstrips, Comic Life...]
    • Smart Notebook, document cameras
    • moving towards cameras, smartphones, iPods, blogging, Twitter - when and as appropriate
  • Computer Management and Security What are the threats?
    • virus: a program capable of reproducing itself and usually is capable of causing harm to files, programs or your whole computer
      • includes email viruses, Trojan horses, worms
    • spyware: programs that spy on what you do on your computer, and may report back certain pre-specified information to an outside source
    • Computer Management and Security What can I do?
      • keep yourself protected: have current anti-virus software, firewall and operating system updates - automatically is best
      • hints for keeping yourself secure:
    • Computer Management and Security What can I do?
    • encryption: WEP and WPA
      • WEP is older, breakable by someone who really wants to
      • WPA is newer, not perfect; its strength depends on the passcode used
    • hiding your network
    • registering your MAC addresses
    • Computer Management and Security What about webcams?
    • Trojan Horses and other types of malware can remotely turn on your webcam or microphone without you even knowing
    • Computer Management and Security Physical placement and other considerations
    • be aware of what your kids are doing: and
    • interact with them
    • passwords and privacy
    • file-sharing sites [torrent, etc.]
  • Online Gaming What should I be aware of?
    • not just World of Warcraft and Call of Duty; many kids games too [Webkinz]
    • often a chat component
    • pressure to be in the game a lot: team expectations
    • Same as social networking: be aware
  • Journeying Together
    • Knowledge vs. wisdom: filter
    • It’s an ongoing discussion
    • Involves the child, parent, school
    • Get involved, learn beside each other
    • Ask the right questions
  • Journeying Together
    • Why should he/she be doing this?
    • Is my child ready for this? How about me?
    • What parameters have I set up?
    • What are the implications?
    • How will we move forward?
    • What are the pros and cons?
    • What is our exit strategy?
  • Jason Eygenraam Computer Resource Teacher YRDSB Elementary, East 2011