For the first time since 2003, when asked to
identify the major obstacle to prevent use
of technology in school, students in
grades 6–12 said “I cannot use my own
cell phone, smart phone or Mp3 player in
76% of secondary students have their own cell phones
▪ 30% have Smartphone's
▪ 54% of 8 year olds will have their own cell phone (end
1 in 3 teens sends more than 100 text messages a day
85% of secondary students have MP3 players
84% of children between the ages of 8 to 10 have a video
game player in their household
93% of teenagers use the Internet
▪ 70% have their own laptop or netbook
55% of 12-17 year olds have a profile on Facebook or
Digital Age Learner
Anytime, anyplace, anywhere, any pace
Relevancy with real world
*They want to do this with the TECHNOLOGY
of their generation
Millennials Rising (Neil Howe and William Strauss)
Technological changes are displacing low-skilled workers
and making room for more high-skilled creative and
Employers are calling for schools to integrate new skills
74% of all 18-24 year olds were
politically active on the Internet
during the 2008 campaign
During the 2008 campaign, 49%
of younger voters (18-24) shared
information via text message
about the campaigns.
Parent’s cell phones loaded with literacy
▪ Parents living at or below poverty line
▪ Participants found the intervention to be a positive
experience, especially for their children.
▪ They reacted enthusiastically to receiving early
literacy content via cell phone.
▪ Most importantly, participants reported that their
children enjoyed and benefited from the program.
▪ Child participants, for the most part, were eager
and excited to view the letter video clips.
▪ They frequently requested to view the videos.
▪ Some parents reported that each time the phone
rang, their children came running, hoping the call
was from Elmo.
Civilization IV & Democracy
More civic gaming experience=more civic
“Last year the school ran out
of calculators needed for a
math exam, So I let a student
use the calculator function on
his cell phone. The student
to use a phone instead of a
calculator. I found 19 of my
22 students had phones.”
-Kipp Rogers, Principal at
Passages Middle School in
Mary Passage Middle School Cell Phone Policy
1. Students will talk on their cell phone only to complete assignments that are related to the
2. Students will keep cell phones turned off or left in lockers when they are not being used for
instructional purposes in class.
3. Students will only send text- messages, pictures or video- messages to others outside of the
classroom with permission and directions from the teacher.
4. Students will not record still or moving images or voices of students or the teacher without
permission from the teacher.
5. Students will not post recordings of still or moving images or voice recordings of students or
the teacher to online websites without their permission.
6. Students will practice internet safety with online resources.
7. Students will post only appropriate text, audio and visual media to on-line websites.
I _____________________ understand that violation of our class acceptable cell phone use policy
may result in my not being able to participate in additional class activities that involve using the cell
phone. I also understand that I may receive disciplinary consequences for violating school board
policies regarding cyber-bullying.
I _______________________ have gone over the Cell Phones in Class Acceptable Use Policy with my
child and agree to allow my child to participate.
Norwich Free Academy (Connecticut)
Text of the week!
Monday is vocabulary day
Tuesday is science facts
Wednesday is mathematics
Thursday is history
Friday covers a variety of topics including general
knowledge and cultural literacy
Each day is a theme
Parents and Students Opt in
Mobile Novel Project: Cell
Popular in Asia to Read
Novels Via Cell.
Use a cell phone to write a private or collaborative novel, poem, chapter
review, or short story to “publish” on a cell phone.
3rd-6th graders use
Google Voice to
call in oral
Virtual Battle of the Bands
3 classes spent 15 minutes a day using two
games, Math Training and Brain Training.
In 6th grade, relative to their peers, the
Nintendo group scored substantially better.
Gains were “obvious and significant”.
In 5th grade, the average gain in the
experimental group was 6 percentile points
higher than in the control group.
In 4th grade, almost every pupil in the Nintendo
group improved their score in comparison with
last year – the average increase was more than
10 percentile points.
The children who made the greatest gains
were those who had been using the game both
in school and at home.
Use: Wii Homerun Derby (from Wii Sports)
First, a video clip from "Science of Summer" is
shown in which we discuss the force of a pitch as
it hits the catcher's glove.
The Wii is used to have students try to hit pitches
(using homerun derby game)
The purpose is to show just how fast pitches
come in and how a batter's timing needs to be
Students take data in the excel-to-go program
on our palm pilots. Students record the time of
each pitch and then deduce how to find the
velocity, acceleration, force, momentum, and
work of the pitch.
The unit culminates in May when they attend an
Atlantic City Surf game.
Students time pitches and enter data in the palm
pilots for a pitch-by-pitch analysis of a few
innings of the game.
“Student’s today can’t prepare
bark to calculate their
problems. They depend on
their slates, which are more
expensive. What will they
do when the slate is dropped
and it breaks? They will not
be able to write.”
-Teachers Conference, 1703
“Students today depend
upon paper too much.
They don’t know how to
write on slate without
getting chalk dust all
over themselves. They
can’t clean a slate
properly. What will they
do when they run out of
“The Internet is not a great tool for
teaching. ..People think that
children can think of any topic
and pull up a wealth of
information on it, but that is not
The information in the library is
what people seem to expect, but
nobody has the time to
transcribe entire libraries onto
computers. There is nothing on
the Internet that is incredibly
beneficial to education.”
-The Monterey County Herald, 1999
“We are not going to allow
iPods and BlackBerrys and
cell phones and things that
are disruptive in the
classroom. Classrooms are
for learning. Teachers
cannot be expected to look
under every kid’s desk at
what they’re doing.”
How do we engage the
anywhere, anytime, anyplace, any pace
How do we prepare 21st Century students for
the 21st Century job force?
How do we prepare 21st Century students to
be citizens in the global community?
Don’t assume anything you send or post is
going to remain private.
There is no changing your mind in
cyberspace—anything you send or post will
never truly go away.
Don’t give in to the pressure to do something
that makes you uncomfortable, even in
Consider the recipient’s reaction.
Nothing is truly anonymous.
Cambridge researchers posted pictures to sixteen
websites, noting the direct URL to the image, and then
deleted the original. They reopened the URLs over a period of
30 days to see whether the pictures were accessible and
found that images were still visible on five sites at the end of
that month. This is possible because the files remain in photo
server caches of the underlying content delivery network
(CDN) after they have been cleared from indices that provide
data for dynamic pages (such as profiles) and search results.
The terms of service for these sites indicate that deletion may
not be immediate, with Facebook likening the process to
putting a file in the Recycle Bin.
Social networks have been used to post
content to embarrass or intimidate
students, so it is important for learners to
understand that the consequences of such
actions may last even longer than they
expected. Not only may content remain in
caches and backups, but it can be copied to
third party sites or be captured in archives
without your knowledge or permission, such
as the Wayback Machine.
"I know for a fact that when a superintendent in
Missouri was interviewing potential teachers
last year, he would ask, 'Do you have a
Facebook or MySpace page?' " said Todd
Fuller, a spokesman for the Missouri State
Teachers Association, which is warning
members to clean up their pages. "If the
candidate said yes, then the superintendent
would say, 'I've got my computer up right
now. Let's take a look.' "
53% of employers hiring search
social networking sites as part
of the interview process
Of those hiring managers who have screened
job candidates via social networking
profiles, one-third (34 percent) reported they
found content that caused them to dismiss
the candidate from consideration.
40% - candidate posted provocative or
inappropriate photographs or information
29% - candidate had poor communication
28% - candidate bad-mouthed their previous
company or fellow employee
22% - candidate’s screen name was
On the other hand, social networking profiles
gave some job seekers an edge over the
24% of hiring managers who researched job
candidates via social networking sites said
they found content that helped to solidify
their decision to hire the candidate.
50% Profile provided a good feel for the candidate’s
personality and fit
39% Profile supported candidate’s professional
38% Candidate was creative
35% Candidate showed solid communication skills
33% Candidate was well-rounded
19% Other people posted good references about
15% Candidate received awards and accolades
“"Teaching in DCPS -- Lesson #1: Don't smoke
crack while pregnant."
"you're a retard, but i love you.”
"I only have two feelings: hunger and lust. Also, I
slept with a hooker. Be jealous. I like to go onto
Jdate and get straight guys to agree to sleep
"rocking out with some deaf kids. it. is.
"teaching chitlins in the ghetto of Charlotte”
"I am teaching in the most ghetto school in
RED X for NO
GREEN CHECK for YES
Prosecutors use Facebook, MySpace photos
Students who made light of drinking received jail sentences for DUI
Defense attorneys also use social networking sites to dig up dirt on
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) -- Two weeks after Joshua Lipton was
charged in a drunken driving crash that seriously injured a
woman, the 20-year-old college junior attended a Halloween party dressed
as a prisoner. Pictures from the party showed him in a
black-and-white striped shirt and an orange jumpsuit labeled "Jail Bird.”
“When you access Facebook from a
computer, mobile phone, or other device, we
may collect information from that device
about your browser type, location, and IP
address, as well as the pages you visit.”
Certain categories of information such as
your name, profile photo, list of friends and
pages you are a fan of, gender, geographic
region, and networks you belong to are
considered publicly available, and therefore
do not have privacy settings.
You can limit the ability of others to find this
information on third party search engines
through your search privacy settings.
We may institute programs with advertising partners and other
websites in which they share information with us:
- We may ask advertisers to tell us how our users responded to
the ads we showed them. This data sharing, commonly known as
“conversion tracking,” helps us measure our advertising
effectiveness and improve the quality of the advertisements you
- We may receive information about whether or not you’ve seen or
interacted with certain ads on other sites in order to measure the
effectiveness of those ads.
“We may collect information about you from
other Facebook users, such as when a friend
tags you in a photo or video, provides friend
details, or indicates a relationship with you.
You can limit who can see that you have been
tagged in a photo or video – which we refer to
as photos or videos “of me” – in your privacy
When you make a payment.
When you invite a friend to join
When you choose to share your
information with marketers.
To help your friends find you.
To give search engines access to publicly
To help improve or promote our service.
To provide you with services.
To advertise our services.
To respond to legal requests and prevent
To offer joint services.
We cannot control the actions of other users with
whom you share your information.
We cannot guarantee that only authorized persons
will view your information.
We cannot ensure that information you share on
Facebook will not become publicly available.
We are not responsible for third party circumvention
of any privacy settings or security measures on
You can reduce these risks by using common sense
security practices such as choosing a strong
password, using different passwords for different
services, and using up to date antivirus software.
Get rid of your year on your birth date (in
No children’s names (no tags, nothing)
Do not mention your future plans (esp. away
Remove yourself from public search
1. Take control of your photos. Your personal and professional life are becoming one, largely
due to Facebook. Go through what you have on your social network & untag yourself in
photos that an employer might find inappropriate.
2. Set privacy settings. You have less reason to worry if employers can’t access your digital life.
3. Post photos that promote you as a professional. If you have photos from
volunteering, studying abroad, working a job, giving a presentation, or any other semi-
professional event, post them. They go a long way to help counteract other photos that
might negatively impact your image.
4. Put up a clean profile photo of yourself. Even if you got a lot of compliments on your
stripper Halloween costume, a profile picture that isn’t associated raucous college partying
means a lot to people in hiring positions.
5) Stay active online. By commenting on blogs and forums, updating your profiles, and even
creating your own site you can become much more visible and credible online. This gives
the people who search you a much more comprehensive picture of who you are and allows
you to highlight the good and bury the bad
6. Be mindful of who you accept as a “Friend.” Poor choices could reflect badly on you as a
professional. Make sure to monitor their comments on your sites as well.
Six teens face child porn (13 to 15) charges after
being caught "sexting" each other. Criminal
IN PA, 3 girls (12, 12, 16) charged with child
pornography for sexing. Picture of them in bras.
15% of teenagers have risqué photos of
themselves or their friends on their cell phones.
1 in 5 sext recipients report that they have
passed the images along to someone else
"If you take a picture, you can be accused of producing
child pornography; if you send it to somebody, you can
be accused of distributing child pornography; and if you
keep a picture, you can be accused of possessing child
pornography. Anywhere along this chain of transmission
of the images, you can be charged as a registered sex
-Parry Aftab, an Internet privacy and security lawyer.
33% of students in grades 6-12 have been
bullied via social networking sites
750,000 kids between the ages of 8 and 12 have
set up a profile on the big social-networking
Research shows that issues of privacy and safety are
not at the forefront of younger users' minds.
41% of children aged 8 to 17 who had a visible profile
had them set so they were open and accessible to
anyone. (Office of Communications in GB)
Younger adults and children are much more likely to
share sensitive information
After weeks of butting heads with his
coaches, Taylor, 17, logged on to Facebook from home
Jan. 3. He typed his frustrations for the online world to
see: "I'ma kill em all. I'ma bust this (expletive) up from the
inside like nobody's ever done before.”
(USA Today, Jan 2010)
Taylor's profile was public, so there were no restrictions on
who could view it.
Taylor’s family argued that students and
parents aren't properly educated or warned
that what they write online can have
consequences in the classroom.
78% report they frequently see other players
being kind or helpful to those who are
63% report seeing or hearing “people being
mean or overly aggressive while playing”
49% report seeing or hearing “people being
hateful, racist, or sexist” while playing
How can you help keep your student’s
safe and create positive footprints?
For K-4, use younger social networking sites
KidBlog (we will use)
Make up names
No identifying information
Select most private settings
No posting pictures of themselves (use Avatars
instead such as http://voki.com )
Go over cybersafety at home
Computers NOT in bedroom
Set up accounts with children
Watch kids online to see where they go
Never talk to strangers online
No unmonitored chatrooms
No sharing ANY personal information online
▪ Phone, address, location, vacations, full names, school, or names of
Talk with kids often about what they are doing online
Post rules next to computer
Suggest resources such as