Friday, December 5, 2014

Hex 3: Final project

For your final project for this class, you will be creating a project on an issue within digital citizenship.

Research an issue from within the 9 elements of digital citizenship and create a presentation (one person per topic).  Your information should be an extension of what we have talked about in class, not regurgitation of what we have already covered.  The majority of your information should come from your sources.

Sign up in the comments section of this blog post, identifying the element AND the topic--first one to post gets the topic (you must include your first name, the element of digital citizenship, and the topic to claim first rights).  Let me know if you have any ideas that are NOT on the list (but fit within one of the nine elements).

Other requirements:
-You must use at least one print source--try the Cybersmarts ebooks on (under Groups), books in the library, or articles in a database (Super Search, EBSCO, etc.)  [Websites do NOT count as a print source]
-You must include at least one video or audio clip (under 5 minutes)
-Include a real-life example (a real person's story--can be someone you know, but it can be something you find online or in your video)
-You will be presenting in front of the class using Google Presentation, Prezi, or any other Web 2.0 tool that would work for presentations of this type.  You may have a time limit for your presentation (TBD)
-You must include in-text citations and a Works Cited page created using Noodletools.

Possible Topics within the Nine Elements: 
1. Digital Access
-digital divide (in America and/or internationally)
-disabilities that prevent access

2.  Digital Commerce
-buying and/or selling online

3.  Digital Communication
-Cell phones in society
-Creating community through online methods

4.  Digital Literacy
-Search strategies
-Internet in the workplace
-technology in schools

5.  Digital Etiquette
-Appropriate use of technology in society OR in schools

6.  Digital law
-Music (and copyright)
-Pirating, downloading, or filesharing
-Cybercriminals and/or cybercrime divisions of law enforcement
-Laws dealing with cyber acts (for example, what is the consequence for specific cyber crimes in the state of Iowa or other states?)

7. Digital Rights and Responsibilities
-Acceptable use policies (public computers, specific websites, etc.)

8.  Digital Health and Wellness
-Physical issues
-Psychological issues (addiction, depression,  etc)

9.  Digital Security
-Internet safety 
-Identity theft
-Online schemes/scams
-Viruses, spyware, etc.
-Data collection by companies (big data, cookies, data mining)
-Government leaks (example: Edward Snowden)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Hex 3-9: Digital Security

1-What are some possible dangers on the Internet?

Activity:  Scams and Schemes

Part II

2-What makes a good password?

Activity:  Creating a Good Password

Part III

3-Did you know websites/companies collect your personal information?

4-What are some issues with government leaks of information?

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

Video: Your Digital Footprint

Activity:  Privacy and Your Digital Footprint

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Hex 3-8: Digital Health & Wellness


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?

What can you do about them (to avoid them, to fix them, etc.)?

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

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

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

Video: Are You Addicted?

Extra Credit (choose one):

1-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.

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

2-Write a detailed plan to solve a digital health and wellness issue of someone in your life (you do not need to share names).  Options:  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, December 1, 2014

Hex 3-7: Digital Rights & Responsibilities


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?

Part II:


1-What is plagiarism?

2-What are some consequences of plagiarism?

3-How can you avoid plagiarism?

MLA Documentation

Video:  Stopping Word Thieves

Part III:


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?

Video:  Stand Up...Be InCtrl!
(positive response to bullying)