Friday, February 24, 2017

Hex 4-10: Final Project

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

Assignment: Research an issue from within the nine elements of digital citizenship and create a bibliography using Noodletools (one person per topic) [if time allows: and a digital project using an online tool of your choice (Prezi, Google Slides, Emaze, etc)].  

Sign up for your topic in the comments section of this blog post ("Final Project"), 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 have at least five sources.
-You must use at least one print source (a source that originated in print, although you may be viewing it as a digital source).  Some good options:  Cybersmarts or other ebooks on Mackinvia.com; books in the library; or articles in a database (Super SearchEBSCO, etc.)  [Websites are NOT a print source]
-You can include (not required) no more than one video or audio clip on your topic.
-You must use Noodletools to create your Works Cited.


Possible Topics within the Nine Elements: 
1. Digital Access
-digital divide (in America or internationally)
-disabilities that prevent access (physical or mental)
-filters
-censorship
-net neutrality

2.  Digital Commerce
-buying or selling online
-cookies

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

4.  Digital Literacy
-Search strategies 
-Evaluation of websites
-Internet in the workplace (future of technology)
-Technology in schools 

5.  Digital Etiquette
-Appropriate use of technology in society

6.  Digital law
-Copyright and/or plagiarism
-Music and copyright
-Pirating, downloading, or file-sharing
-Hacking
-Cybercriminals and/or cybercrime divisions of law enforcement
-Cyberterrorism
-Laws dealing with cyber acts 

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

8.  Digital Health and Wellness
-Physical issues (carpal tunnel, headaches, neck or eye strain, etc.)
-Psychological issues (addiction, depression, sleep issues, etc)

9.  Digital Security
-Internet safety 
-Sexting
-Predators
-Passwords
-Identity theft
-Online schemes/scams (phishing, etc)
-Malware, viruses, spyware, etc.
-Antivirus, firewalls, etc.
-Data collection by companies (big data, cookies, data mining)
-Government leaks (Wikileaks, Edward Snowden)
-Data breaches

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Hex 4-9: Digital Security


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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)

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

HW: Internet Contract





Part II: Scams


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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

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


Activity: Scams and Schemes

Kahoot: Digital Security


Part III: Sexting

1-What is sexting?  Why would someone do it?

2-What are some consequences of sexting?  
Consider child pornography before forwarding.

3-Do you think teens today feel pressured to sext?

4-What should you do if you receive an unwanted sext?




Part IV: 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


Password Tester
(just for fun)


Part V: Digital Footprint/Misc.

1-Did you know websites/companies collect your personal information (cookies)?

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

Monday, February 13, 2017

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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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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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.


(3:15-10:23)

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

Video: Tech Addiction

Video:  Internet Addiction

Article: Warning Signs of Internet Addiction

Article: Dealing with the Device-Addicted Generation

Addiction Test


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!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

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:  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?

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

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

Video:  Let's Fight It Together
Video:  Stand Up...Be InCtrl!
(positive response to bullying)

Activity:  Cyberbullying Poster (if time allows)


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

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?

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: Creator's Rights


Monday, February 6, 2017

Hex 4-5: Digital Etiquette

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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?



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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?  

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





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6-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:


Video: Word Crimes



Activity (if time allows):
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.