Considerations when working online

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The section of my Confident and Connected keynote dealing with things for schools to consider before jumping into using online spaces.

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Considerations when working online

  1. 1. Considerations when working online Adapted from a discussion forum post by Russell Burt
  2. 2. What do you feel are the most important issues to consider when beginning to use online spaces in classrooms? What is your school doing right now in relation to this?
  3. 3. Considerations when working online Online spaces begin to appear in the school The standard school approach
  4. 4. Considerations when working online Schools use Netsafe to help develop a cyber safety policy The standard school approach Netsafe kit for schools
  5. 5. Considerations when working online Forms are sent out to parents asking for them to agree to: First names only The Photos with permission standard school No other personal details approach published The End!
  6. 6. but is this really the end???
  7. 7. Working online brings up other complex issues that need to be considered!
  8. 8. Start with the ‘Why?’ Reference - http://manaiakalani.blogspot.com/
  9. 9. What do you hope to achieve? Action plan Always 1. Learning outcomes start with the purpose!
  10. 10. What do you hope to achieve? Build it and they will come? Always start with the purpose! Image - Crowd@Memorial Stadium by IAN RANSLEY DESIGN + ILLUSTRATION on Flickr
  11. 11. What do you hope to achieve? To moderate or not to moderate? Always start with the purpose!
  12. 12. Consider your community Reference - http://manaiakalani.blogspot.com/
  13. 13. Consider your community The ‘Walled Garden’ community that want everything locked down Image - Garden gate by niznoz on Flickr
  14. 14. Consider your community The ‘Go for it’ community that are happy for most things to go online. Image - So excited! by Andrew Nielsen on Flickr
  15. 15. Consider your community The ‘Yes...but’ community that have concerns but are open to the idea of online learning. Image - 268/365 Default State by Helgasms! on Flickr
  16. 16. Consider your community Start You have to start from a point the community Education is comfortable with and go from there.
  17. 17. Consultation with management before staring online spaces in classrooms
  18. 18. Consulting with school management Scenario - enthusiastic teacher returns from conference
  19. 19. Consulting with school management A blog is set up Learning on the computer This is the blog of a class of Year 4 without students at Learning School discussion with management Monday 12th June Johnny or Today I wrote a story on the computer Kate Peter community Jane
  20. 20. Consulting with school management A concerned parent complains Image - I want my cookie crips by ohhector on Flickr
  21. 21. Consulting with school management The school management say the blog needs to be shut down. Community is distrustful.
  22. 22. Consulting with school management Senior staff The use of online spaces Awareness needs to be Monitor Communication part of a Consultation deliberate school strategy. Teachers using online tools
  23. 23. Checking age restrictions on online tools
  24. 24. Checking the age restrictions for tools Scenario - enthusiastic teacher sets up wiki
  25. 25. Checking the age restrictions for tools Teacher account Each student is set up with an account in order to have an individual Account Account login Account Account Account
  26. 26. Checking the age restrictions for tools Many tools have a 13 13 years + year age restriction due to the Children Online Privacy Protection Act. http://www.coppa.org/coppa.htm
  27. 27. Checking the age restrictions for tools Wiki accounts have to be closed and work is lost.
  28. 28. Checking the age restrictions for tools Possible solution - Use only Teacher account when logged into a teacher account
  29. 29. Checking the age restrictions for tools Possible solution - Use a tool that doesn’t have an age restriction
  30. 30. Checking the age restrictions for tools Possible solution - Get a Google Apps Education account
  31. 31. Maintaining control of online spaces
  32. 32. Maintaining control of online spaces Scenario - teacher sets up a blog through correct Purpose procedures Community Management consultation Age limits considered
  33. 33. Maintaining control of online spaces Teacher Learning on the This is the blog of a class leaves of Year 4 during the year. Monday 12th June Johnny Today I wrote a story on Kate the computer Peter
  34. 34. Maintaining control of online spaces Login The blog was set up details with the ? teacher’s own email address and password
  35. 35. Maintaining control of online spaces Two years later, the Learning on the computer This is the blog of a class of Year blog is still 4 students at Learning School online with comments accepted Monday 12th June Today I wrote a story on the Johnny Kate and no computer Peter Jane monitoring
  36. 36. Maintaining control of online spaces Solution - all school Account online spaces to name@learning.school.nz be set up with school based email addresses.
  37. 37. Maintaining control of online spaces Solution - Learning on the This is the have a blog of a class of Year 4 school account or other staff Monday 12th June Today I wrote a story on the Johnny Kate member as computer Peter dual account holder
  38. 38. Ownership and life span of online material
  39. 39. Ownership of online content That’s our That’s my art class blog. and writing. Do you need permission from students to keep work online or delete it?
  40. 40. Length of time work remains online Should work be deleted at the end of the year/ end of time in school/ never? 2010 2011 2012 2013 ?
  41. 41. Length of time work remains online Solution - have a discussion as a staff to decide but ensure that the school is able to remove content on request.
  42. 42. Establishing naming conventions for online spaces
  43. 43. Naming online spaces http://mrsvesper.blogpost.com Will the blog ‘travel’ with the OR teacher or stay with the class? http://room2school.blogspot.com
  44. 44. Naming of online spaces School http://room2school.blogspot.com wide conventions can make it http://room3school.blogspot.com easier for the community to find each http://room4school.blogspot.com blog and engage.
  45. 45. Naming of online spaces However, teachers become very Learning on the computer This is the blog of a class of Year 4 students at attached to Learning School their class blogs and Monday 12th June Johnny Kate Today I wrote a story on the may be computer Peter Jane loath to hand over if changing rooms.
  46. 46. Naming of online spaces It is also difficult to reuse a blog or wiki address should another teacher want that URL in the Image - Recycled logo by TheTruthAbout... on Flickr future
  47. 47. Naming of online spaces http://mrsvesper.blogpost.com Solution - there is no ‘correct’ way to go but schools OR need to have discussed this and come to an agreement http://room2school.blogspot.com
  48. 48. Preparing our students to work in a digital environment
  49. 49. Respecting others Learning on the computer This is the blog of a How to class of Year 4 students at Learning School comment on blog posts or in Johnny Monday 12th June wiki Today I wrote a story on the Kate Peter computer discussions Jane I really liked the story you wrote.
  50. 50. Making sensible choices What do you do if you find inappropriate material online?
  51. 51. Respecting the work of others What are you allowed to reuse from the web?
  52. 52. Protecting yourself How do you deal with cyber bullying?
  53. 53. Respecting yourself What should you put online? Would it pass the ‘would grandma approve’ test? Image - Dna. Marina by Levy Carneiro Jr
  54. 54. Consider what your school needs to focus on in relation to the issues raised today. What support do you need as an educator to be able to work in online spaces effectively?
  55. 55. Risk Con s fide Issues 21stC nt Connected

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