Presentation on theme: "Education Bradford Curriculum ICT E-safety and Communication Technologies May 2009 Presented by Paul Scott."— Presentation transcript:
Education Bradford Curriculum ICT E-safety and Communication Technologies May 2009 Presented by Paul Scott
Aims of the session May 2009 Presented by Paul Scott Demonstrate common communication technologies that are used by pupils and staff Discuss the benefits of these technologies to teachers & learners. Outline key issues around responsible and safe use of these technologies by pupils and staff
Social networkingBloggingForumsInstant messaging Communication Technologies in detail
What is Social Networking? Social networking services refers here to a wide-range of rapidly developing services tools and practices. Social networking services can be broadly defined as Internet- or mobile-device- based social spaces designed to facilitate communication, collaboration and content sharing across networks of contacts. Digizen.org (Childnet International)
Keep in contact with friends, colleagues and family No need to contact lots of different people with information – publish to one place Share information instantly including images, sound and video Quickly find out what other friends, colleagues and family are doing and comment on this Meet new friends and colleagues with similar interests Why use Social Networking sites
What information about yourself are you happy to post and are you sure who can access it. Be careful not to publish anything offensive or slanderous Be careful not to publish anything that may conflict with your expected professional conduct Be aware who you are sharing your personal space with & avoid communicating with pupils and parents Understand that when you publish information online it can be copied and republished by others Safe use of Social Networking sites
Blogging A blog (a contraction of the term weblog) is a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. "Blog" can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog. Wikipedia
Easy and quick way to publish information online to a large audience Helps communicate with people of similar interests by using comments Recorded chronologically so you can see a history of your posts like a diary Many blogs now operate as a mini website for people Build a reputation for specialist knowledge and a develop a large audience of followers Why use a blog?
Be aware that anybody can create a blog and bloggers might not be who they say they are. Bloggers might not be specialists in their field so cross reference information to be sure Some blogs contain adult content and language and mightn't be suitable for children If you have comments on your blog ensure they are for registered users only or are moderated Blog responsibly and consider the impact personally and professionally your comments might have Safe use of blogs
What are forums / message boards? Forums (newsgroups or message boards) are used by people with common interests to discuss issues and share ideas. Unlike Internet Chat and Messenger these do not require real time responses. The comments are posted online where other people can read them and add comments to them over a period of time. These postings and their comments are known as threads. Pedsoft.org.uk
Easy and quick way to communicate with people all over the world on a common interest Quick way to get feedback and opinions on a subject or get a question answered Easy way to express your opinions or feelings to a large audience Comments / responses are not in real time so you can come back at any point to see postings No management issues as they can be set up / moderated and organised by third parties Why use a forum?
Be aware that some forums can get heated and comments of an adult nature can be posted. Anybody can register on a forum Some forums contain adult content and language and mightn't be suitable for children Never share personal contact information on a forum Post responsibly and consider the impact personally and professionally your comments might have Safe use of forums
What is Instant Messaging? Instant messaging (IM) is a form of real-time text-based communication conveyed over a network, such as the internet, between two or more people on a user's contact list. Examples include Windows Live Messenger, Jabber, ICQ and AIM. IM technologies often include additional features that make them even more popular such as having the ability to talk directly for free; to share files; or to view the other party through a webcam Thinkuknow.co.uk
Easy and quick way to communicate with one or more people in real time Cheap way to communicate via voice or video Easy way to share images and other files with friends and family Children enjoy the use of avatars, IM abbreviations and smileys Why use Instant Messaging?
Be aware that children add lots of friends (buddies) and they often dont know who these people are Never arrange to meet face to face somebody you do not know without an adults consent or attendance Never share personal contact information with buddies you do not know in the real world Know how to block buddies, report abuse and speak to an adult if you are upset or offended by conversations Are children using webcams appropriately? Safe use of Instant Messaging