Fall 2011 Parent Tech Conference

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Fall 2011 Introductory Parent Technology workshop, "our digital life"

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  • walk through iCal\nclasses - publish / personal - no subscribers / work schedule - optional\ncreate calendar, publish\n\ncreate events\n
  • walk through iCal\nclasses - publish / personal - no subscribers / work schedule - optional\ncreate calendar, publish\n\ncreate events\n
  • walk through iCal\nclasses - publish / personal - no subscribers / work schedule - optional\ncreate calendar, publish\n\ncreate events\n
  • walk through iCal\nclasses - publish / personal - no subscribers / work schedule - optional\ncreate calendar, publish\n\ncreate events\n
  • walk through iCal\nclasses - publish / personal - no subscribers / work schedule - optional\ncreate calendar, publish\n\ncreate events\n
  • walk through iCal\nclasses - publish / personal - no subscribers / work schedule - optional\ncreate calendar, publish\n\ncreate events\n
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  • Fall 2011 Parent Tech Conference

    1. 1. welcome our digital lifeinformation, tips, and skills for parents of NIS digital natives
    2. 2. overview• digital life and literacy• technology for learning @ NIS• parenting in the digital age• kids, social networks, and schools• coffee and tea break• creating a podcast (workshop)• questions and feedback
    3. 3. digital(as seen by )
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    10. 10. digital(as seen by )
    11. 11. digital(as seen by )
    12. 12. digital NATIVE
    13. 13. digital LITERACY the ability to read, write, and share digital media using a wide range of tools
    14. 14. digital LITERACY the ability to read, write, and share digital media using a wide range of tools analyze
    15. 15. digital LITERACY the ability to read, write, and share digital media using a wide range of tools analyze evaluate
    16. 16. digital LITERACY the ability to read, write, and share digital media using a wide range of tools analyze ea te cr evaluate
    17. 17. digital LITERACY the ability to read, write, and share digital media using a wide range of tools re m te ix analyze crea evaluate
    18. 18. digital LIFE
    19. 19. digital LIFE LIFE?
    20. 20. digital BALANCE :)
    21. 21. technology forlearning @ NIS• MacBooks• iWork and iLife• Wikis and iCal• Additional tools and resources
    22. 22. NIS is a MacBook school• Everyone uses the same computers • (teachers / students gr. 6-12 have their own) • primary students use laptop trolleys• Powerful tool for learning in school and at home • Same system • Same programs • Consistent expectations
    23. 23. this is your computer• students are responsible for taking care of it • can set it up how they like • they must backup• new image every year
    24. 24. What is iWork and why use it?
    25. 25. Productivity Suite
    26. 26. iWork• Application suite for Apple / OS X family • Templates • Export to Office and PDF • Simple, Intuitive Interface
    27. 27. iLifeApplications• iPhoto• Garage Band• iMovie
    28. 28. iLife• Application suite for Apple / OS X family• Simple tools for high quality production• Tools for project-based learning • Easy entry point • Scales to user ability and interest
    29. 29. wikis
    30. 30. wikis• class and teacher information
    31. 31. wikis• class and teacher information• worksheets, task sheets, class notes, keynote presentations, website links
    32. 32. wikis• class and teacher information• worksheets, task sheets, class notes, keynote presentations, website links• students sharing media projects with classmates
    33. 33. wikis• class and teacher information• worksheets, task sheets, class notes, keynote presentations, website links• students sharing media projects with classmates• explanations of criteria
    34. 34. wikis• class and teacher information• worksheets, task sheets, class notes, keynote presentations, website links• students sharing media projects with classmates• explanations of criteria• conducting discussions beyond the classroom
    35. 35. wikis• class and teacher information• worksheets, task sheets, class notes, keynote presentations, website links• students sharing media projects with classmates• explanations of criteria• conducting discussions beyond the classroom• potential for more collaboration
    36. 36. iCal
    37. 37. iCal• class calendars
    38. 38. iCal• class calendars • (http://wiki.nanjing-school.com/)
    39. 39. iCal• class calendars • (http://wiki.nanjing-school.com/)• homework and major assignments
    40. 40. iCal• class calendars • (http://wiki.nanjing-school.com/)• homework and major assignments• parents can subscribe
    41. 41. other tools
    42. 42. other tools• Typing Master
    43. 43. other tools• Typing Master• 132+ applications...
    44. 44. PARENTING TIPS
    45. 45. WHAT IS OUT THERE?• Texting/Messaging• Social Networking sites• Online Gaming
    46. 46. TEXTING• Cellphones• Personal Devices
    47. 47. SOCIAL NETWORKING• Facebook• Myspace• Eons.com• Flickr• Cyworld
    48. 48. ONLINE GAMING• First Person Shooters • Role Playing Games • Call of Duty • MMORPGs • Doom • Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games• Strategy • World of Warcraft • Starcraft II • Second Life • Civilization V
    49. 49. WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN• Less personal space • More ways to become vulnerable• More distractions• More ways to stay in touch•A more connected, modern child• More ways to learn
    50. 50. HOW TO CREATE A SECURE PASSWORD• Havea number of • But hard for others to guess passwords that are secure• Avoidusing a name, address or date that is meaningful to you• Usewords that are easy for you to remember
    51. 51. HOW TO KEEP YOUR PASSWORD SAFE• Avoid using the password in front of other people-including friends• Never give your passwords out• Never be tricked into giving your password out
    52. 52. WHAT CAN YOU DO?• Have rules• Emphasize other aspects of life• Teach balance
    53. 53. HAVE RULES• Have a place that is • living room/foyer/lobby computer friendly • any place with easy • family room access • kitchen
    54. 54. HAVE RULES• Keepthe computer out of • Show interest the bedroom • Do not be afraid to show• Keep the doors open disapproval• Stop by to check • Redirect• Askabout what they are • Refer to educational sites doing • Recommend a nonwired activity
    55. 55. HAVE RULES• Have a time given to • “Screens” are and are “screens” not limited to: • TVs • Computers • Cellphones • Nintendo ds/PSPs • Devices
    56. 56. HAVE RULES• Students easily lose track of time • To keep time use a• Have times when students can use their laptops or • stopwatch devices • alarm clock• Teach time management • egg timer
    57. 57. HAVE RULES• Give device time as an • Chores award for: • Reaching goals • Scores/Grades • Good manners • Exhibiting kindness • Treating family with decency • Sports
    58. 58. EMPHASIZE THE OTHER ASPECTS OF LIFE• After School Activities • Puzzles• Sports • Fitness• Travel • Hiking• Unplugged Friends • Fishing• Reading • Camping• Board games • Biking
    59. 59. EMPHASIZE THE OTHER ASPECTS OF LIFE• Let students know that: • Computers are a tool • They are a part of life • They should not be “your life”
    60. 60. BALANCE
    61. 61. Life is about balance
    62. 62. Some things get too much attention
    63. 63. Some things are left behind
    64. 64. . . . and sometimes we get it right
    65. 65. RESOURCES• Common Sense Media-Advice for Parents • http://www.commonsensemedia.org/advice-for-parents
    66. 66. RESOURCES• thatsnotcool.com • http://www.thatsnotcool.com/TalkItOutSplash.aspx
    67. 67. Kids,Social Networks, and Schools
    68. 68. making a podcast
    69. 69. making a podcast• what is a PODCAST?
    70. 70. making a podcast• what is a PODCAST?• how can we make one?
    71. 71. making a podcast• what is a PODCAST?• how can we make one? • Garage Band (audio)
    72. 72. making a podcast• what is a PODCAST?• how can we make one? • Garage Band (audio) • Keynote + Garage Band ( Enhanced )
    73. 73. making a podcast• what is a PODCAST?• how can we make one? • Garage Band (audio) • Keynote + Garage Band ( Enhanced ) • iMovie (video)
    74. 74. thanks :)• may we have some feedback?

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