Friday, January 30, 2015

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?


Part II:

Review:

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:

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?


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


Thursday, January 29, 2015

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?




http://cloudfront.sproutfund.org/files/2014/10/pirating-music1.jpg



Part II


Consider:

1-What is copyright?

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)?


http://blog.kunvay.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Copyright-CutOut2.jpg

Video:  What's Mine Isn't Yours


Video:  Music Plagiarism


Activity: Music & copyright


Monday, January 26, 2015

Hex 4-5: Digital Etiquette

http://wallpaper.mohoboroto.com/images/892729-mobile-manners-cell-phone-etiquette-do-not-use-cell-phones-when-in.jpg

Consider:
1-Have you ever been annoyed in public by other people on their cell phones or other devices?  Give examples.  When and/or where can the use of cell phones be considered impolite, inappropriate, or illegal?



https://www.wow247.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/popes.jpg

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


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Ty1MoTdJZYA/TK2FTqedmeI/AAAAAAAAAFw/sZqACDrcmxI/s1600/CELL+PHONE+CITATION.jpg

3-When are appropriate and inappropriate times to use cell phones in school?  Consider texting, listening to music, answering a call, taking photos/video, social media, etc.


http://www.grandhaventribune.com/sites/www.grandhaventribune.com/files/styles/large/public/cell_phone.gif?itok=-lNa-O4L

4-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





http://www.techbrother.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/funny-cell-phone-quotes.jpg

5-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, etc.




Video: Word Crimes



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



Thursday, January 15, 2015

Hex 4-4: Digital Literacy

Consider:

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

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?


http://blog.mindjet.com/2013/12/innovation-culture-soctech-wired/



Assignment:
Interview a parent or trusted adult and ask them one or both of the following questions, recording their response 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 13, 2015

Hex 4-3: Digital Communication

Consider:

1. Why is making a connection important?

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

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



http://hub.salesways.com/is-your-sales-team-using-social-media-effectively/

Activity (if time allows):
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?    

In your table groups, comment on this blog about what is in your Personal Learning Network (focus on groups or types of people and websites--do not name specific people).





Monday, January 12, 2015

Hex 4-2: Digital Commerce

https://digitalcitizenship-2a.wikispaces.com/Digital+Commerce

Consider:

1-What are some concerns with shopping online?

2-How can you know that you are on a secure site?

3-What are some ways to make sure you can be safe when shopping online?

4-What should you (as a young adult) always do before shopping online?



http://www.businessinsider.com.au/teens-digital-behavior-changes-2014-10


Some considerations:
1-identity theft/stolen financial information, scams

2-lock symbol, statements of security, encryptions

3-Talk to your parents, especially before paying and before meeting someone face-to-face

Assignment: Comment on this blog post with 2-3 sentences about your parents' opinions on online shopping.  If you're not sure, ask your parents before responding (or have your parents respond for you!).  Be sure to put your first name only on your blog post.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Hex 4-1: Digital Access


Consider the following questions:

1.  Why is access to technology important?

2.  What are some ways that access to technology can be limited? 


http://blog.jobsfirstnyc.org/2011/09/bridging-digital-divide-in-new-york.html

 Consider: 
-physical limitations
-financial/economic limitations
-geographic limitations (national and international)
-filters
-censorship 
-technology limitations (mobile phones vs. computers)


Video:  Internet Censorship


"Participation gap" is defined as "the unequal access to the opportunities, experiences, skills, and knowledge that will prepare youths for full participation in the world of tomorrow."
(Harlan, Mary Ann.  "Standing on a Corner: The Access Gap in Rural Communities."  Teacher Librarian.  Oct. 2014: 38-42.)

3.  What are some of the opportunities, experiences, skills and knowledge that students without access are missing?  In other words, what are they going to be missing when they graduate and go to college or into the working world?

(Communication, creation, collaboration, discovery, evaluation, innovations, networking/PLN)

Video: Bridging the Digital Divide
(0-2:40)

4.  What can be done about lack of access?  Whose responsibility is it to ensure access?

(Optional) Video:  Five Lessons in Bridging the Digital Divide



http://ologie.com/2013/06/bridging-the-brand-gap/

Activity (if time allows):
With your table group, come up with ideas about bridging the digital divide for the following factors:  physical, financial, geographic, filters, or censorship.  Type several paragraphs on your ideas in the comment section, using the requirements assigned to your group.  

Include:  
-Specific problems with access to technology for your group 
-Specific ideas to bridge the digital divide for your group.  Think about specific things that you and people you know can do, as well as big ideas.  Use your own ideas, but you can do some quick research as well.


Hex 4: Digital Citizenship (overview)

In this class, we will be focusing on 9 Elements of Digital Citizenship.  


http://cohort21.com/garthnichols/action-plan/digital-citizenship-curriculum/

Video: Living in a Digital World

Consider the following questions:

1.  What does it mean to be a citizen of a community (school, city, state, national, etc.)?

2. What are some rights and responsibilities of a citizen?

3.  How is being a digital citizen similar and different to other kinds of citizens?

4. Where can you find policies of different websites?


http://www.edudemic.com/first-five-days-of-digital-citizenship-at-your-school/


Next, you will be creating rules of conduct for being online with your table groups.  

Group roles:
-Facilitator (you like to take charge and can keep everyone on task)
-Recorder (you can write and type quickly)
-Spokesperson (you like to talk)
-Abstract thinker (you can think of creative ideas)

Everyone should contribute!

Come up with five rules for proper behavior when using the Internet.  

Share your five rules in the comment section of this post.  Comment as Anonymous, but be sure to put the first names of your group members.






Monday, January 5, 2015

7th Class/Blog Expectations


For this class, you will participating in a class blog several days a week.  On the blog, you may be discussing, writing responses, questions, or comments, responding to others, and turning in assignments.

Remember that what you write will be seen by others in this class, in our school, in our community, and possibly even around the world.  Keeping that in mind, here are several expectations when participating in our class blog:
  • Be respectful to others
  • Be academic in your writing (spelling, grammar, etc)
  • Stay on topic (no random posts)
  • Be mindful of who can/should read this (feel free to share with your parents)
  • Respond in the comment section for the correct day/post
  • Use your first name only (but be sure to include a name so you can get credit)

We will also be discussing issues related to digital citizenship in this class.  You may be asked to respond in writing to what we have discussed, so be sure to pay attention!  While we are discussing issues, be sure to:
  • Pay attention and listen to others 
  • Participate in the discussion, if you have something meaningful to add to the topic
  • Be considerate--do not interrupt or put down what someone else has to say


IF YOU ARE ABSENT:
Look first on the blog to see what you missed that day.  Answer and turn in the questions for the day (and watch any videos), and then check with Mrs. Arrants for any additional activities you missed.