Friday, February 16, 2018

Hex 4-9: Digital Safety


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Part I: Dangers on the Internet

Activity: Are You Web Aware?

1-What are some possible dangers on the Internet?  Is the Internet a dangerous place?

2-When is it OK to share personal information online? What kinds of personal information are NOT OK to share?  What kinds of personal information are OK to share?





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Video:  Friend or Fake

Guide to Social Networking 

Video: Think Before You Share (Top 10)

HW: Internet Contract

Things to Think About with Social Media:
-limit your friends list
-privacy settings/controls (check often)



-"privacy fatigue" (read privacy guidelines, know new features)
-malicious apps, phishing, malware (similar to email)
-future job hunting
   -These types of posts will impact future career plans the most: lifestyle; inappropriate materials (comments, photos, etc.) made by you OR your friends/relatives; comments criticizing your past jobs (employees, coworkers, clients, etc); membership in certain groups 
   -Positive online reputation will help
   -Do not disclose a username and password in an interview






Activity: Safe Online Talk
Part II: Scams


http://www.planetminecraft.com/blog/minecrafr-frauds-thetruth/

1-What are some different ways that you can be digitally scammed?

2-What can you do to make sure that you are not a victim of a scam?

3-What advice would you give to adults (especially older adults) in your life that might be susceptible to scams?

Video: 
The Internet: Cybersecurity & Crime





Types: 
-malware (connected to flash drives, embedded in files, downloads, email attachments)
-pop-ups (scareware ["Your computer is infected"], malicious advertising/contests)
-spyware (record keystrokes, screenshots, video, audio, browsing)
-ransomware (hold computer hostage until you pay)
-backdoor (hidden access to computer, besides malware)
-public wifi ("listen" to others, rogue router [not the wifi you think you're connecting to], "shoulder surfing", theft [don't leave unattended])
-private wifi (piggybacking [unauthorized use on private wifi--slows speed, could be doing illegal activity or "listening", hackers share locations]; turn off if not in use [vacation])

-Identity theft

How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft (Dave Ramsey)

Activity: Scams and Schemes



Video: Identity theft targets kids





Defense:
Data backup
Firewalls
Software patches
Antivirus software (only trust warnings from a legitimate source)
User knowledge/education
   -Do not click on unknown links! (hover over link)
   -Do not give personal/confidential information over the phone!
   -Phishing emails may use personalization or play on your emotions

Kahoot: Digital Security 



Part III: Passwords

1-How frequently do you change your passwords?

2-What makes a good password?


Most Used Passwords
Source: Computer Security Literacy: Staying Safe in a Digital World


Source: Better Buys


 Source: Better Buys


Video: A World Beyond Passwords


Activity:  Creating a Good Password

Dice Activity (optional)

Password Tester
(just for fun)


Part IV: Digital Footprint/Misc.

1-Did you know websites/companies collect your personal information (cookies)?
In the News: Disney Sued Over Gaming Apps

2-What are some issues with leaks of government information (Wikileaks, Edward Snowden)?

3-What is a digital footprint?  What is on your digital footprint?



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Video: Your Digital Footprint


Activity:  Privacy and Your Digital Footprint

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Hex 4-8: Digital Health & Wellness

Consider:

1-What are some possible physical issues that could happen because of technology?

2-Can you think of some "danger zones" at school or at home for physical issues?  


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Other: temporary blindness, injuries when not paying attention



What can you do about them (to avoid them, to fix them, etc.)?
http://mentalfloss.com/article/75385/how-you-should-really-be-sitting-your-desk



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Stretches:

GoNoodle

3-What are some possible psychological problems that could happen because of technology?


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Consider:  addiction, isolation, stress, depression, anxiety/social anxiety, sleep disorders, mental issues associated with cyberbullying, etc.

Video: We Need to Talk about Kids and Smartphones


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4-What can you do if you or someone you know is exhibiting some of these behaviors?




Video:  Internet Addiction




Site: Warning Signs of Internet Addiction



Addiction Test



Article: Dealing with the Device-Addicted Generation
In the News: Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?




What are these two images saying?



Activity (if time allows):

1-Choose one of the following images and write several sentences on the meaning of the picture.




Choose an Activity (if time allows):
1- Choose a partner and create a short scene where one person has any digital health and wellness issue and the other person is a friend trying to help them with their issue.  Show a positive way to help them and a negative way.  Act out for the class in a 2-3 minute skit.

2-Find an article or video that talks about physical, psychological, or emotional health and technology.  Write a summary of your article, including the important points (3-5 sentences), in the comment section of this post.  Be sure to include the URL of your article or video.

Possible topics/search terms include:  technology AND addiction, isolation, carpal tunnel, posture, eye strain, lack of exercise, etc.   

3-Write a detailed plan to solve a digital health and wellness issue of someone in your life (you do not need to share names).  Try to have 4-6 steps of things they can do to solve their problem. Ideas:  a plan to help them through addiction or isolation, a map/photos with a change to help with ergonomics, best items to buy to help with carpal tunnel or other ailments, etc.  Be specific!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Hex 4-7: Digital Rights & Responsibilities

Consider:

1-What rights (freedoms or privileges) do you have when using digital technology?

2-What responsibilities do you have when using digital technology?

3-What are some ways that you can use technology responsibly?

4-True or False:  Everyone is responsible for a positive online experience.


Part II:

Review:

1-What is plagiarism?

2-What are some consequences of plagiarism?

3-How can you avoid plagiarism?

MLA Documentation

Video




Part III:

Consider:

1-What is cyberbullying?




2-What are some examples of cyberbullying?




3-What are some consequences of cyberbullying?

4-What should you do if you are a victim of cyberbullying?




5-True or False:  Most kids do not cyberbully.

6-Do you think cyberbullying is a problem in our school?  If it is, what can we do about it?




Activity: Scenarios (if time allows)

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Hex 4-6: Digital Law

Consider:

1-Do you share music, games, movies, etc. with your friends?  

2-What are some consequences for illegal downloading, file sharing, pirating, etc?

3-What is your opinion on sharing files?




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Part II


Consider:

1-What is copyright?

Video: Rework, Reuse, Remix

2-What does copyright protect?  Why is it important?

3-How can we obey copyright in our school work?

4-What are the consequences for breaking copyright (in school, in college, at work, etc)?


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Video:  What's Mine Isn't Yours

Video:  Music Plagiarism



Activity: Creator's Rights

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Hex 4-5: Digital Etiquette



Consider:
1-Have you ever been annoyed in public by other people on their cell phones or other devices?  Give examples of poor cell phone etiquette.  



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2-Should cell phones or other technology be banned in some places?  In what places and under what circumstances?





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3-When are appropriate and inappropriate times to use cell phones in school?  
-How could cell phones help you learn? How could cell phones distract from your learning?  
-Is there anything you want teachers to know or understand about your cell phone use?




Consider texting, listening to music, answering a call, taking photos/video, social media, etc.

Side question: Should students be friends with teachers on social media?


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4-What are some things to keep in mind when borrowing someone else's computer? Examples: a friend, a parent, or a public computer

Consider: closing windows, changing settings, shutting down, privacy, etc.

5-How can we protect people's privacy on social media?  How can we avoid spreading gossip or starting rumors?  





6-What is "tech shaming"?  Why is it inappropriate? 

7-How can technology negatively affect your relationships?  What would be some good rules to help build relationships?
Example: no cell phones at the dinner table



Video: Device-Free Dinner 




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8-Email and other technological communication is now common in school and the workplace.  What are some guidelines (things to do and not do) when writing emails or other workplace communications?  




Consider: textspeak, capitalization, spelling, jokes, subject line, closing/greeting, all caps, etc.

Always try to catch  your mistakes:










Video:


Video: Word Crimes 



Activity:
Come up with 5 rules with your table group regarding cell phone use in public and post them in the comments section.  Be sure to include first names only of your group members.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Hex 4-4: Digital Literacy

Part I:

Activity:
Take notes (form provided) on the following presentations/video:

Picking the Right Search Terms 
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1JFaDwf3_mHVe-O0lqlGRibCD_Hv6zle58YsbUcanzDM/present?slide=id.i0

Understanding Search Results 
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1KQg1jH5zPK2tXP4CIHcPFyeGMhcX81mh2BpAzbWUbeg/present?slide=id.i0

Narrowing a Search to Get the Best Results 
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1C3Lte1CFgc4WSw8ydeEhF8BhHdXBFxGnXKpSCGsH6XE/present?slide=id.i0

Discuss:
-Boolean operators
-Advanced Searching


Evaluating Websites:  

Consider:
-What would make you suspicious of a website?

-What are some clues to help you tell if a website is trustworthy?



Part II:

Consider:

1-What are issues with using the Internet in schools?


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2-What are issues with using the Internet in the workplace?  Consider legal, ethical, and productivity issues


3-What kind of skills will be necessary for jobs in the future?


4-How can the Internet be used positively in the classroom?


Assignment:
Interview a parent or trusted adult and ask them one or both of the following questions, recording their response (at least 2 sentences total) in the comment section of this blog post:

1-How/when do you use technology in your job?  For example, how do you use technology in a regular work day?

2-What do you think is the future of technology in the workplace (in your field or others)?

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Hex 4-3: Digital Communication

Consider:

1. Why is making a connection with other humans important?




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2.  How is digital communication different from face-to face?  What are the pros and cons of digital communication?


3.  How can you make positive online connections?


4.  What are some specific challenges, barriers, or misunderstandings that can happen with digital communication?


5. What can people tell about you from your online communication?

Activity: Share with Care

6.  What are some differences in the ways you communicate with your friends, family, teachers, boss, etc?  

Activity: Communicating Across Platforms; Building Community Online

Optional question/activity (if time allows):7.  A Personal Learning Network (PLN) is an informal learning network that consists of people and websites that you learn from and/or communicate with.  Everyone has a PLN, whether or not they are on social media or not.  



What is in your PLN?  What could you add?