The Read-Only Web Powerful resource for educators and students, but… Information moves from publishers to consumers Information cannot be edited One-Way Web (Web 1.0)
The Read/Write Web It is now as easy to create as it is to consume. Anyone can publish, share, and change information Two-Way Web (Web 2.0) This is changing our world!
Blogs Web + Log = weblog or we blog Easily created Easily updated If you can email, you can blog. Blogs allow visitors to comment. www.technorati.com
Educational Blogs Teacher web sites Class web sites Learning journals Book Clubs Connect with Authors and Experts Pen pals Professional Development Reflective Practice www.edublogs.org
Podcasts Podcasts are blogs with audio or video. Podcasts are like Internet radio shows or TV shows. Podcasts are consumed on demand. www.podomatic.com
Educational Podcasts Lectures & lessons Just-in-time learning School News Classroom News Final Projects Presentations Performances Foreign Languages Music www.epnweb.org
Wikis Websites anyone can edit! If you can use a word processor, you can use a wiki. Visitors can see a history of changes and revert to earlier versions.
Wikipedia Online encyclopedia Collaboratively authored and edited Over 1 millions users worldwide Over 1 million articles in English Great resource, but.. Use with caution www.wikipedia.org
Educational Wikis Collaboratively authored class texts Writing projects Group projects Sharing resources Grade level teams Subject area teams Professional Development www.wikispaces.org/site/for/teachers/
Other Services FURL.net FURL.net - Annotate, save, and share bookmarks online! Flickr.com Flickr.com - Upload, tag, and share images online! ThinkfreeThinkfree - Create and share office documents online! www.youtube.com
Social Networking Members have profiles May contain personal information Used to connect with others Often includes a blog, pictures, songs, videos, and messages. www.myspace.com
Information Literacy Relevance? Source? Agenda or bias? Fact Checking Trusted Sources www.big6.com
Inappropriate Content Offensive, sexual, or violent content Due Diligence Increasingly difficult to filter Appropriate responses to the inevitable
Inappropriate Sharing Students may post: –Inappropriately –Unsafely –Irresponsibly –Provocatively –Illicit or illegal behavior Students will post outside of school!
Threats and Cyber-bullying Students may post threats Threats that impact attendance or academics are a school concern Credible threats may be a criminal matter www.cyberbully.org
Free Speech Concerns Students do have 1st Amendment Rights Parody is protected We cannot control students, we can educate them
Intellectual Property Academic Honesty Copyright Law Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 Alternative licenses http://creativecommons.org/ Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5
Fraud and Identity Theft Students may put their families and friends at risk Students are at risk Fraud Theft Identity Theft www.consumer.gov/idtheft/
Stalkers and Predators Most serious consequence of inappropriate sharing Predators do hunt children through online social networks Students can protect themselves www.perverted-justice.com
A New Perspective Citizen Journalism Citizen Police Work Threats, suicides, and risky behavior are often reported Sting operations catch criminals My space is safer for teens than predators.
Lack of Understanding Fear of the Unknown Some adults vilify technologies with many benefits Deleting Online Predators Act 2006 Potential for rebellion and destruction of trust www.saveyourspace.org
Proactive Strategies Communicate with students Communicate with other educators Communicate with IT Communicate with the police Confront students who are behaving in irresponsible, inappropriate, or unsafe ways. Do not look the other way.
Credits Laguna Beach Unified School District Orange County Department of Education Educational Technology and Life Corporation Laguna Beach Police Department Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5
References Hewitt, H. (2005) Blog: understanding the information reformation thats changing your world. Nashville, TN: Nelson Books. Richardson, W. (2006). Blogs, wikis, podcasts, and other powerful web tools for classrooms. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. Wagner, M. D. (2006). An Introduction to the read/write web in education. Gifted Education Communicator. Summer 2006, Vol 37, No. 2.
References Warlick, D. F. (2005a). Classroom blogging: a teachers guide to the blogosphere. Raleigh, NC: The Landmark Project. Warlick, D.F. (2005b). Raw materials for the mind: a teachers guide to digital literacy. Raleigh, NC: The Landmark Project. Warlick, D. F. (2004). Redefining literacy for the 21st century. Worthington, OH: Linworth Publishing.
Online Resources Will Richardsons Blog (Educator-Blogger) www.weblogg-ed.com David Warlicks Blog (Landmark Project) http://davidwarlick.com/2cents/ Danah Boyds Blog (UC Berkeley) www.zephoria.org/thoughts/ Henry Jenkinss Blog (MIT) http://www.henryjenkins.org/
Contact Information Detective Zach Martinez Laguna Beach Police Department 949-497-0360 Victor Guthrie, Director Information Technology Laguna Beach Unified School District 949-497-7700 firstname.lastname@example.org@lagunabeachschools.org Mark Wagner, President Educational Technology and Life Corporation 949-394-6071 email@example.com@edtechlife.com Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5
Internet Awareness and Safety For Educators and Their Students Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5