Indigenous People &<br />Information & Communication Technology<br />We use TECHNOLOGY to COMMUNICATE about INFORMATION. <...
 digital immigrants (these area people born before the technology).</li></ul>However I also argue that we need to make sur...
Indigenous People & ICT
Indigenous People & ICT
Indigenous People & ICT
Indigenous People & ICT
Indigenous People & ICT
Indigenous People & ICT
Indigenous People & ICT
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This doument Indigenous People & Information Technology is the start of something much more substantial. Its part of my quest to get more Indigenous People on social media - blogging, sharing etc. I developed this for a friend at the Australian Catholic University teaching in Indigenous Education. I'm basically trying to develop a really easy how-to document. I want to use it this semester with my own students, but its too big to email - so we'll see if it works here!

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  1. 1. Indigenous People &<br />Information & Communication Technology<br />We use TECHNOLOGY to COMMUNICATE about INFORMATION. <br />It is very important that Indigenous Peoples are not left behind in this area. Communication can cost a great deal and requires a degree of skill (including basic literacy). Many argue that there are: <br /><ul><li>digital natives (these are people who are born with this technology around them), and
  2. 2. digital immigrants (these area people born before the technology).</li></ul>However I also argue that we need to make sure that there are no digital refugees (those who have no access to technology). <br />This short paper will outline some of the technologies available at no cost that can assist you in participating in the ICT area that will benefit you professionally and your students in their learning.<br />Blogging<br />A blog is short for “web-log”. A blog can really be whatever you want it to be. It can be a personal page where you share with your friends & family; it can be professional and/or business oriented, where you share with colleagues and business. You can also choose to keep your blog private, so that only registered users (people you have approved of) can access it. <br />There are more and more teachers using blogs in their classrooms. But be clear in your purpose. As with all other forms of communication, you need to be clear about what you want your blog to do if it is to be most effective. Your blog can do many things such as:<br />Be a diary of your experiences;<br />A place to share resources with other teachers;<br />Share resources with your students about a topic you are going to study this term;<br />A communication hub where many blogs are linked (all the students in your class have their own blogs and they link to each other and you)<br />A back-up place for information, dates for your students (most helpful if you teach in a school where most of the students will have access to computers and the web)<br />So think clearly about what you want it to do if you are going to do with your professional blog. Some of the advantages of a blog are<br />· You have a web presence & a digital identity;<br />· They allow you to communicate with other people anywhere in the world;<br />· It’s a great place to keep your information in one spot<br />Some disadvantages are blog are:<br />· You’re on the web & you need to be responsible for your digital identity;<br />· Need to be aware of copyright issues and security issues.<br /> <br />Sign into Google & Blogspot and your digital career is on its way<br /><ul><li>Go to Google.com. Look in the top of the page and you’ll see a hyperlink for Gmail. When you click on the Gmail hyperlink, you will be asked to ‘SIGN IN’ or ‘SIGN UP’. If you’re new, then you’ll need to ‘SIGN UP’ (on the bottom left corner)You will need to complete the online form. This will include choosing an email address for yourself. Think about the email address you want to choose, make it something professional. If you don’t want to choose your name for your email address you may like to call it the same name as the name of your blog (or something similar)Go to www.blogspot.com (do not go to www.blogspot.com.au!! – it won’t work). Click on CREATE A BLOGStep 1 is to create a Google Account (use the same information for your Gmail!). Fill in the online form. Click Continue. Step 2 is to Name your blog. Fill in the online form. Your will need to find a blog title and your blog URL (they can be the same or different)Choose a templateYou can change your template including colours at anytime. So pick one that will do for now, come back later and change it to how you want it.Your blog is created. Now start blogging.</li></ul>Twitter<br />Twitter is a free website that allows people from all over the world to communicate simply by starting off with “what are you doing?”. You can follow people from all over the world. There are forums for Indigenous People, Feminism, Education etc. Learn more about what’s out there, resources, events and communicate globally.<br /><ul><li>Go to www.twitter.com. You will be asked to “sign in” or “sign up”. Click GET STARTED NOW (in green box)Complete form. Choose your twitter name and click create.Find people through twitter. If you know some-one’s twitter name, you can find them. If you don’t, as you know more, follow people when they look interesting.

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