Alan November Presentation

Podcasting workshop outline

KMS Technology Plan

Lost the link to the sources in the very next section..from Dean Couros (?)

Isn't being "open" problematic?

  • Online "Predators" and their Victims (PDF) - Scholars at the University of New Hampshire studied the publicity around "online predators" and concluded that there is no evidence to suggest incidents of inviduals "who prey on naive children using trickery and violence". Dean Shareski does a good job at highlighting key points of this article.
  • Enhancing Child Safety and Online Technologies - A report from the Berkman Centre for Internet & Society (Harvard) debunks mainstream media hysteria and concludes a much narrower sphere of risk; the risks that exist today predate the rise of social networks. The report also concludes "bullying and harrassment, most often by peers, are the most frequent threats that minors face, both online and offline". The following explanation by Art Wollinsky is not directly related to the study, but describes some of the same conclusions in a visual, interactive manner.
  • Taken out of Context: American Teen Sociality in Networked Publics - Danah Boyd's recent dissertation describes the types of activities in which teens are now engaged, and their implications. Boyd suggests that teens are now "public by default, private when necessary", and this contrasts and challenges the standard definitions of privacy of adult culture.
  • Online Safety: Dispelling Common Myths - "At NECC 2008, a panel of safety experts agreed, Education is the best tool to keep kids safe online." So what does this mean when we block access to sites such as social networking services in school? Are we missing opportunites to educate? What are our responsiblities as teachers and adminstrators? And how can we help educate parents?

Teen online safety mostly about behavior

Dangers of the internet

90,000 predators

PBS Frontline Videos on the internet

In late 2004, Google reported only 24 hits on the word “podcasts;” as of November 30, 2005, it reports about 98,500,000 hits on that word. Dr. Steve Wyckoff's blog

What have these kids learnt by doing this exercise? They have learnt that they can communicate with anyone in the world. They have learnt to frame intelligent, open-ended questions. They have learnt more about the realities of education in a country very different from their own. They have learnt to use several different types of technology in carrying out the exercise. They have learnt to appreciate the opportunities they have. Their understanding of the world around them has grown. Perhaps they will begin to reflect on their own future role in the broader society of our global village. These kids have horizons stretching way beyond their own neighborhood.

9 Saftey

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Perceived dangers...real or media driven...reality behind the headlines.