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Parent training keynote_v3

  1. 1. Mooresville High School <ul><li>MacBook Orientation for Parents </li></ul><ul><li>August 2010 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Why us? why now? <ul><li>Mission of the NC State Board of Education: Every public school student will graduate from high school globally competitive for work or post-secondary education and prepared for life in the 21st Century. </li></ul><ul><li>Today’s learners have grown up in a digital world. They have cell phones, computers, multi-dimensional video entertainment, iPods, the Internet, and they have never seen a TV without a remote control. Our children are hyper-communicators, goal planners, multi-taskers, experts at figuring out and using technology, and they are active learners. </li></ul>
  3. 3. because it’s the right thing <ul><li>Yet students experience a huge gap between their everyday lives and activities when they walk into a classroom. They now use paper, pencils, listen to one person lecture them, read dated textbooks, then memorize for a test. </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging these students and making education relevant is critical...for our schools to continue to effectively and fully prepare the citizens and leaders of tomorrow. </li></ul>
  4. 4. basic use
  5. 5. basic use
  6. 6. Software <ul><li>Safari </li></ul><ul><li>iCal </li></ul><ul><li>iTunes </li></ul><ul><li>iPhoto </li></ul><ul><li>iMovie </li></ul><ul><li>iWeb </li></ul><ul><li>iDVD </li></ul><ul><li>GarageBand </li></ul><ul><li>ComicLife </li></ul><ul><li>Firefox </li></ul><ul><li>Google Earth </li></ul><ul><li>DVD Player </li></ul>
  7. 7. Care <ul><li>Carry in provided case at all times </li></ul><ul><li>Charge nightly </li></ul><ul><li>Visit Help Desk at first sign of trouble (don’t put it off) </li></ul><ul><li>Do not walk around with MacBook open </li></ul><ul><li>Do not leave unattended (charger and laptop) </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid eating and drinking near MacBook </li></ul><ul><li>Careful when using around young children and pets </li></ul><ul><li>Property of MGSD, entrusted to the student to benefit their education </li></ul>
  8. 8. Internet Safety in the Schools <ul><li>Student Training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students receive training on the use of the laptop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students receive training on Internet safety </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Teacher directed use of the internet <ul><li>Students use the Internet only for educational research and activities </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers monitor student Internet use in class </li></ul><ul><li>Students are not allowed “free time” to surf the Internet </li></ul>
  10. 10. internet safety guidelines for Students <ul><li>1. Never give out personal information </li></ul><ul><li>2. Never use parents’ credit card online </li></ul><ul><li>3. Never share passwords with anyone </li></ul><ul><li>4. Never arrange a face-to-face meeting </li></ul><ul><li>5. Don’t open e-mail if you don’t know who sent it </li></ul><ul><li>6. Don’t click on banner adds or pop-up ads on websites </li></ul><ul><li>7. Never use bad language or send threatening e-mail </li></ul>
  11. 11. internet safety <ul><li>Who is on the other side? </li></ul>
  12. 12. School internet filtering <ul><li>Server-based filtering software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Filtering software installed on MGSD web server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Filters web sites based on content-keywords </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can block specific web sites upon request </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. suggested guidelines for home internet use <ul><li>Parents should set and enforce rules for home Internet use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have computer in a common room (not in the bedroom with the door closed!) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time limit on Internet, instant messaging, social networking sites, online gaming, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents should ask and know student’s personal username and password </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Home Internet safety <ul><li>Suggestions concerning e-mail </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents should have access to students’ e-mail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Threatening e-mail should never be sent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attachments bring danger of viruses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spam=Junk mail=Don’t reply </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. Home Internet safety <ul><li>Instant Messaging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Different clients: AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo Instant Messenger, Microsoft Instant Messenger, iChat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can hide true identity with a screen name (dancergirl1996) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sessions can be saved and printed </li></ul></ul>
  16. 17. Home internet safety <ul><li>Social networking sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Various: Facebook, MySpace, Gmail Buzz, Twitter, MeeBo, BeBo, BlackPlanet, Buzznet, Habbo, imeem, Jaiku, MiGente, MyChurch, Windows Live Space, Xanga, and new ones appearing regularly </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Purpose: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online communities of people who share interests and activities, and provide a variety of ways to interact </li></ul></ul>
  17. 18. Home internet safety <ul><li>Web-surfing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Banner/pop-up ads: clicking on them places a “cookie” on your computer, allowing websites to track your movements (from Wal-mart to phishing scams!) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Never give out personal information, even seemingly innocent and unimportant info </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Never make online purchases without parent permission/supervision-- make sure website is secure ( https: ) before entering credit card information </li></ul></ul>
  18. 19. Monitoring student activity <ul><li>Check the History in FireFox (History, Show All History) </li></ul><ul><li>If it is empty, ask why </li></ul><ul><li>Click on an item to go to that page </li></ul>
  19. 20. Monitoring Student Activity <ul><li>Check the History in Safari (Bookmarks, Show All History) </li></ul><ul><li>If it is empty, ask why </li></ul><ul><li>Click on an item to go to that page </li></ul>
  20. 21. required use policy/Code of Conduct <ul><li>Students will make available all messages or files upon administrator or teacher request </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Just like a textbook or a locker, MGSD owns the laptop. Students are permitted to use it for educational advancement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrators have capability to remotely view student computers </li></ul></ul>
  21. 22. required use policy/code of conduct <ul><li>Use Appropriate Language </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When searching the web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When sending messages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When blogging/using message boards </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cyber Bullying </li></ul>
  22. 23. Cyberbullying <ul><li>If you wouldn’t say it in person, why say it online? </li></ul>
  23. 24. required use policy/ code of conduct <ul><li>Give credit where credit is due! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Following copyright laws </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff member responsible for training students and teachers on copyright laws </li></ul></ul>
  24. 25. required use policy/ code of conduct <ul><li>Prohibited access: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bypassing the filter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using another student’s username or password </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing passwords </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Downloading or installing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tampering with the hardware </li></ul></ul>
  25. 26. required use policy/ code of conduct <ul><li>Personal communications prohibited:* </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chat rooms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instant messaging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social networking sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hosting personal web pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*Unless school-approved, teacher supervised </li></ul></ul>
  26. 27. required use policy/ code of conduct <ul><li>Inappropriate materials: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Materials that are unacceptable in a school setting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pornographic, obscene, graphically violent, vulgar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Music, sounds, language, videos or other materials </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not download or transfer through an external drive </li></ul></ul>
  27. 28. required use policy/ code of conduct <ul><li>Keeping your laptop damage free: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not leave a laptop unattended. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep pets, food, drink, and babies away from laptop . Laptop may not be used during school lunch. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not leave your laptop in a vehicle. </li></ul></ul>
  28. 29. $40 will not cover... <ul><li>If the machine is dropped (Apple voids the warranty) </li></ul><ul><li>If the laptop/charger was “stolen” because it was left UNATTENDED </li></ul><ul><li>If damage is due to not following the Required Use Policy </li></ul>