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1 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Schools, Technology and the Internet Sylvania HS P & C, Term

2 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Greg Sharkey Technology Adviser Sydney Region NSW DET

3 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Digital Education Revolution The Digital Education Revolution, a major part of the Australian Government's Education Revolution, is a vital step in creating a world-class education system for Australia.Digital Education Revolution The aim of the program is to contribute sustainable and meaningful change to teaching and learning in Australian schools that will prepare students for further education, training and to live and work in a digital world.

4 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Digital Education Revolution The Australian Government is investing funding of $2 billion to provide for: –Access to Computers for all students in Yr 9-12 (National Secondary School Computer Fund).National Secondary School Computer Fund –Up to a 100mb fibre connection for Schools. –Teacher training in the use of ICT in the classroom. –Online curriculum tools and resources. –Support structures to support technology

5 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Laptops 4 Learning NSW DET has determined that the National Secondary School Computer Fund will provide Netbook style devices to all Yr 9-12 students over 4 years. –1 st rollout to Yr 9 Students in Semester –All permanent high school teachers to receive the same laptop this year –Managed Wireless infrastructure to be installed in every high school in NSW in two stages: –Teaching and Learning Resources to be provided

6 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Why Laptops? Desktops have been discounted because they require major infrastructure upgrades for which there are no funds: ◦ Network outlets ◦ Power upgrades ◦ Furniture / Available space ◦ Extra security Laptops can be totally “untethered” ◦ Battery operated ◦ Wireless Network Connections ◦ Dedicated desk space is not required. ◦ More flexible usage  Anywhere, anytime.

7 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Laptops 4 Learning Device Lenovo s10e IdeaPad –160GB HDD –2GB RAM –Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth –2 x USB 2.0 ports –VGA port –Audio in & out ports –Memory card reader –Wireless LAN & WAN –Inbuilt webcam –10.2” WSVGA LCD screen

8 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Laptops 4 Learning Device Software: –Windows XP –MS Office Pro 2007 (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Access, OneNote –Adobe Photoshop Elements, Premier Elements, Flash Presenter, Captivate CS4

9 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Laptops 4 Learning Device Content Filtering: strong, hack resistant network locking or policy based network filtering is included. System Identification: the IdeaPad S10e includes Radio Frequency Identification and Electronic call-home. Theft Protection and Deterrence: the Lenovo IdeaPad S10e features hack-resistant hardware level technologies to track and render stolen notebooks useless. Physical Security: physical security of the device is supported by tamper-proof screws and a Kensington lock slot on the device enables the option of security cables to secure the entire device. Secure Passwords: BIOS passwords help protect the system from changes which could impair the security of the device.

10 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Digital Education Revolution The official (rough) timeline is as follows: May 09 - Rollout of wireless commences May 09 - Teacher professional learning starts May 09 - Laptop devices trialled Jun 09- Stage 1 rollout of teacher laptops Aug 09- Round 1 and Year 9 laptop rollout starts Apr 10- Stage 2 of wireless completed 471 new support positions across NSW based in high schools expected to start in July 2009.

11 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Students and the Internet

12 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Students – Digital Natives Today’s students have grown up not knowing a world without the Internet. Their world is always connected, ubiquitous, instantaneous and multidirectional. Today’s youth do not consume information – they create it. Technology is not PART of their world –IT IS THEIR WORLD

13 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Digital Natives “These teens were born into a digital world where they expect to be able to create, consume, re-mix, and share material with each other” –Lee Rainie, Director, Pew Internet and American Life Project “Digital Learners have sent and received over s or instant messages by the time they graduate from College.” Prensky, M (2001) Digital Natives, Digital immigrants

14 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way The Internet has Changed

15 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way What was Web 1.0? When the Web started in the early 90’s only a select few could produce content for it: –People who could code in HTML –People who knew how to FTP –People who had access to (usually paid for) webserver space Many sites were produced full of static content: one-way information Known as the Information Super-Highway

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17 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way What is Web 2.0? The term was first used late-2004: –A new wave of dynamic and totally interactive websites – anyone can publish –the previous travellers of the information super- highway could all suddenly become consultants to and constructors of it –Web 2.0 sites and services are increasing the generation of content on the web exponentially, because everyone the ability to easily contribute, almost always for free.

18 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way What is Web 2.0? With Web 2.0, not only can you create a professional- looking website without any knowledge of HTML, FTP, Dreamweaver, FrontPage etc, but… …visitors to your site can add their comments, links and can also linkback to your posts – making your blog totally interactive. You also have full control over comments that are posted.

19 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way “YouTube and other video sharing sites have 100,000 new videos uploaded… every day.” As at December 2006 source: Web 2.0 “myspace and other social blogging sites have 900,000 new blog posts uploaded… every day.” As at December 2006 source: “del.icio.us, digg and other social bookmark sites have millions of new sites and tags uploaded… every day.” As at December 2006 source: Flickr Social Photo Sharing Tag your photos Discuss your photos Blog your photos Last.fm Tracks music you listen to Recommends other music based on your listening choices Connects you to other people with similar tastes in music Blog about your musical tastes See why students might find it all so attractive? It gives them a voice. An identity. They are no longer just consumers.

20 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Web 2.0: How the Internet Changed Mitch Olson Outsmart Labs

21 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way The Trouble With Web 2.0 Web 2.0 is outpacing (by far): –Governments –Privacy and Copyright laws –Schools, Teachers and Parents Without any guidance, students are: –Publishing videos and photos –Writing articles on anonymous and identified blogs –Communicating with friends and strangers –Commenting on “Rate Your Teachers” –Changing Wikipedia entries

22 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Anonymous Publishing Leads to: Cyber Bullying: –Bullying carried out through an Internet or Phone service Cyber Stalking: –Stalking or harassment by one person to another using Internet and phone technologies Cyber Defamation: –Defamation which takes place with the help of the Internet. eg. someone publishes defamatory material about someone else on a website, or sends s containing defamatory notes to all of that person's friends.

23 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Web 2.0 Issues in the Media Source: SMH

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25 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Your Digital Footprint Access to everything you’ve ever posted can be just a Google search away Content authored by people who post under their real name are easily found Content authored by people who post under a pseudonym can also be easily found Employers, police and others regularly search for people’s “digital footprints” – think about what you post – it’s often a permanent record

26 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Identity Theft Identity crime is one of the fastest growing crimes and has been referred to as “the crime of the new millennium” It is the crime of obtaining the personal or financial information of another person for the purpose of assuming a new identity It is an enabler for major crime including: –people smuggling, drug trafficking, terrorism and money laundering Mainly used for fraud and illegal financial gain ID Fraud cost Australians $4 billion in 2001* * Source: Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department

27 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Internet Stranger Danger When we were children, we were told about “stranger danger” when outside , instant messaging, social networking & chat rooms brings “stranger danger” inside –only it’s capable of being a lot more sinister Hidden behind children’s language, a 50 year- old man can appear to be a 14 year-old girl In a recent study*, 40% of children who chat on- line said they were contacted by a stranger * Wallis Consulting Group – July 2007

28 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Internet Stranger Danger An online-groomer is a person who hides behind the anonymity of the Internet to contact a child with the intent to establish a sexual relationship: –Either cybersex or physical sex Children need to be educated about the methods used by groomers Parents need to build the confidence in students to speak up if they are uncomfortable with something they encounter on the Internet

29 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Issues Children Faced Online Research indicates that the likelihood of children having negative online experiences increases with their age

30 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Internet Access Differences School Internet Acceptable Use Policy –Student Welfare and Discipline Student Supervision by staff Teaching Internet Awareness Providing a Safer Environment –Authenticated Internet Access –Website access Logs / Reporting –Age-appropriate Website Filtering –Global Website Filtering –Anti-virus / Anti-Spyware –No unauthorised Instant Messaging – Filter for inappropriate language Home Are there Home use guidelines? –What are they? Do you Supervise access? –Where is the Internet accessible? Do you discuss Internet Safety? What is accessible from Home? –Do you know what your children use the Internet for? –Does your ISP offer filtered access? –Do you use a local content filter? –Do you have up to date Anti-virus and Anti-spyware software? –Do you know who your children communicate with?

31 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way The Trouble with Web 2.0 and Schools Most high-school students have a mobile phone with a camera It takes minutes to upload videos taken in the playground and in class YouTube has minefields of: –Teenagers damaging property and themselves (Jackass- style) –Playing pranks and bullying –Schoolyard fights –Teachers out of control (all PhoneCams)

32 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way What Authorities Should Do Governments and Laws are ill-equipped to manage the problems of Web 2.0: –What if the poster is a minor? –What if the service is hosted in another country? –What lesson will be learnt by the poster if the only repercussions are that the offending post will be removed - sometime after it has been found and reported? Appropriate, enforceable guidelines and laws are needed

33 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way What DET Needs to be Doing Be open-minded about the social-networking phenomenon Stop managing the posts and start managing the students who post Update the age-old difference between right and wrong to mould it into a Web 2.0 environment Model appropriate use of Web 2.0 Teach respect, critical thinking and consideration and responsible self-publishing

34 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way What Carers Should Do Avoid placing Internet-access computers in child bedrooms or private spaces Set acceptable-use guidelines for all at home Reinforce the core family values of respect, sharing, communication Take an interest in what they do and get them to talk about their on-line “friends” Find the right balance between caring and being over-bearing

35 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way What Students Should Do It’s GREAT to have an on-line identity–BUT: –You have to be aware of the risks –It’s safer to keep your MySpace/Blog set as Private (invitation only) rather than Public (globally visible) Carefully consider WHAT you publish on-line. –What may look and sound hilarious now may not in years to come Prospective employers now regularly check for employee “on-line lives ”

36 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way What Everyone Should Do Keep your private stuff private Keep all your passwords secure –No-one should know your passwords Think about possible repercussions BEFORE posting anything on the Internet Read the screen before you agree to something by clicking OK The Internet is a fact of life now. At least try to keep up with it

37 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Internet Safety Resources NetAlert – Australian Government –http://www.netalert.gov.auhttp://www.netalert.gov.au –Free filter software and advice (highly recommended) NSW DET Sydney Region Internet Safety –http://www.sydneyr.det.nsw.edu.au/internetsafetyhttp://www.sydneyr.det.nsw.edu.au/internetsafety –Access this presentation and links to other sites Cyber Smart Kids –http://cybersmartkids.com.auhttp://cybersmartkids.com.au –Smart net surfing for kids and their grown-ups

38 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way School 1.0 : What Schools Currently Do The traditional classroom operates around anchors: –Desks anchor students –the front of the classroom anchors the teacher –Textbooks anchor the content –the walls anchor the relics of what was learned and is to be learned –Grades anchor our children’s attention –Teaching the same thing, the same way, year after year anchors our understanding of being a teacher. education technology pioneer, David Warlick

39 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Let’s Shed the Anchors “Today’s children, the Millennials, enjoy and flourish in an information landscape that would have been unimaginable when most of us were in school. And it dwarfs, by comparison the experiences they have in their classrooms. Their information experience puts them in control, gives them information that becomes a raw material for new information experiences. It connects them to wings instead of to anchors.” education technology pioneer, David Warlick

40 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way The Difference with School 2.0 “The education that we received was defined by limits. Its rules and roles were confined to what could happen inside the four walls of a classroom and the two covers of a text book. The education that our children and our future deserve, must be defined by its lack of limits.” education technology pioneer, David Warlick

41 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Thank you Any Questions?


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