Developing Critical NetStudents Rachel Roberts
Thinking Skills Questioning Skills Goal Orientated Netiquette Privacy Safety Copyright Plagiarism Smart Searcher Informati...
Student Level (not age dependent)   Test Pilots Learning & practising skills  Net Navigators Demonstrating skills independ...
What Strategies can we employ? Modelling Supervision & Monitoring Lesson Structure Critical thinking Skills Media Awarenes...
Cyber Bunnies <ul><li>Teacher modelling & supervision </li></ul><ul><li>Shared learning experiences online </li></ul>
Discuss & Evaluate Web Sites <ul><li>Who?  </li></ul><ul><li>What? </li></ul><ul><li>When?  </li></ul><ul><li>Where? </li>...
<ul><li>Demonstrate & discuss Netiquette </li></ul><ul><li>Use bookmarked sites, desktop shortcuts, cached sites </li></ul...
Online Games & Activities
<ul><li>Scaffold a clear purpose for learning – avoid at all costs “Do a project/report on….” </li></ul>Test Pilots When a...
Questioning Smart questions are  essential technology  for those who venture onto the information highway. Without strong ...
<ul><li>Without strong questioning skills, you are unlikely to cut past the  </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Info-Glut <...
Web Evaluation Tools <ul><li>Determine authenticity </li></ul><ul><li>Determine purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Determine bias &...
Content is King <ul><li>Error free? </li></ul><ul><li>Creditable sources given? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it stack up against...
Authenticity <ul><li>Establish credibility.  </li></ul><ul><li>Who is responsible for content?  </li></ul><ul><li>Contact ...
Deconstructing URLs .com commercial .net network .edu educational .org organization .net network .mil military .gov govern...
Compare & Discuss the following Websites <ul><li>www.martinlutherking.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.stanford.edu/group/...
Explicit Teaching   <ul><li>Plan to teach web evaluation skills </li></ul><ul><li>(Don’t leave it to chance) </li></ul><ul...
Beyond the Classroom <ul><li>School Wide Application </li></ul><ul><li>Review school policies  </li></ul><ul><li>Incorpora...
Conclusion <ul><li>There is no one size fits all  </li></ul><ul><li>Explore the issues, strategies & resources presented t...
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One of my first conference presentations.
We discussed explicit teaching strategies & resources for educating our kids to be responsible 'cybercitizens' This ranged from modelled & guided use of the internet with our younger students, information literacy, to learning about issues such as plagiarism, copyright, cyberbullying, web evaluation, our 'digital footprints' in a Web 2.0 world.

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  • Link to safety – important to be smart &amp; safe!
  • Time to play – 10 minutes
  • Martin luther activity
  • Critical net students

    1. 1. Developing Critical NetStudents Rachel Roberts
    2. 2. Thinking Skills Questioning Skills Goal Orientated Netiquette Privacy Safety Copyright Plagiarism Smart Searcher Information Skills Analyse Interpret Infer Decision Maker What is a Critical NetStudent?
    3. 3. Student Level (not age dependent) Test Pilots Learning & practising skills Net Navigators Demonstrating skills independently Net Bunnies Developing awareness
    4. 4. What Strategies can we employ? Modelling Supervision & Monitoring Lesson Structure Critical thinking Skills Media Awareness Fact / Opinion Values Questioning Explicit Teaching of Skills
    5. 5. Cyber Bunnies <ul><li>Teacher modelling & supervision </li></ul><ul><li>Shared learning experiences online </li></ul>
    6. 6. Discuss & Evaluate Web Sites <ul><li>Who? </li></ul><ul><li>What? </li></ul><ul><li>When? </li></ul><ul><li>Where? </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Demonstrate & discuss Netiquette </li></ul><ul><li>Use bookmarked sites, desktop shortcuts, cached sites </li></ul><ul><li>Learning games & activities </li></ul><ul><li>Create Internet Rules for the classroom. </li></ul>Cyber Bunnies
    8. 8. Online Games & Activities
    9. 9. <ul><li>Scaffold a clear purpose for learning – avoid at all costs “Do a project/report on….” </li></ul>Test Pilots When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind. Lucius Annaeus Seneca If you aim at nothing, you'll hit it every time.
    10. 10. Questioning Smart questions are essential technology for those who venture onto the information highway. Without strong questioning skills, you are just a passenger on someone else’s tour bus. You may be on the highway but someone else is doing the driving. Jamie McKenzie
    11. 11. <ul><li>Without strong questioning skills, you are unlikely to cut past the </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Info-Glut </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Info-Garbage </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Info Glitz </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>that all too often impedes the search for insight. </li></ul>Jamie McKenzie
    12. 12. Web Evaluation Tools <ul><li>Determine authenticity </li></ul><ul><li>Determine purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Determine bias & authority </li></ul><ul><li>Raise awareness of issues </li></ul>Teach students to challenge information
    13. 13. Content is King <ul><li>Error free? </li></ul><ul><li>Creditable sources given? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it stack up against information found elsewhere? </li></ul><ul><li>Triangulate from at least 3 other sources. </li></ul><ul><li>When was the site last updated? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the information current?(Does it need to be?) </li></ul>
    14. 14. Authenticity <ul><li>Establish credibility. </li></ul><ul><li>Who is responsible for content? </li></ul><ul><li>Contact details? </li></ul><ul><li>Background information? </li></ul><ul><li>Search for further information about the author. </li></ul><ul><li>Deconstruct URLs </li></ul>
    15. 15. Deconstructing URLs .com commercial .net network .edu educational .org organization .net network .mil military .gov government What is the purpose of this site? – marketing, propaganda, educational?
    16. 16. Compare & Discuss the following Websites <ul><li>www.martinlutherking.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.stanford.edu/group/King/ </li></ul><ul><li>www.martinlutherking.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.whitehouse.gov </li></ul><ul><li>www.whitehouse.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.whitehouse.net </li></ul><ul><li>www.whitehouse.com </li></ul>
    17. 17. Explicit Teaching <ul><li>Plan to teach web evaluation skills </li></ul><ul><li>(Don’t leave it to chance) </li></ul><ul><li>Kathy Shrock </li></ul><ul><li>Smart Searching </li></ul><ul><li>Plan to teach good questioning skills </li></ul><ul><li>Jamie McKenzie </li></ul><ul><li>Information Literacy Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Confront students with the Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Joe Cool or Fool / Cyberpigs </li></ul>
    18. 18. Beyond the Classroom <ul><li>School Wide Application </li></ul><ul><li>Review school policies </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate strategies into your school programme. (Information Literacy) </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher PD </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that all teachers in your school have a good understanding of the issues involved and become ‘Critical NetTeachers’ </li></ul>
    19. 19. Conclusion <ul><li>There is no one size fits all </li></ul><ul><li>Explore the issues, strategies & resources presented today. </li></ul><ul><li>Construct your own ToolKit. </li></ul>

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