The educational thoughts of Jason Epstein
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Organized around the way middle schoolers use the Internet, the CyberCitz Project provides teaching materials on Internet safety, security and ethics. This new project includes an Educators' Guide, a youth website, technology citizenship posters, and e-lessons on a K-12 learning management system. This project was produced in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Educational Technology and IIIA at James Madison University. Navigate through the curriculum content using the sidebar on the left side of the screen.
Cisco & Wired Safety's Tween CyberSafety 6-page document is loaded with colorful graphics and gives kids tips on a variety of Internet safety topics, such as cyberbullying, remembering passwords, and determining which sites are safe.
NCSA teamed up with USA Today Education Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security to develop seven lessons during the 2009-2010 school year targeted at 8th-12th graders. Lesson plans use recent news stories about cyber security issues.
In 2006, legislation in the state of Virginia added a new component to the educational curriculum for GR K-12: Internet Safety for Students. This colorful 25-page Citizen's Cyberguide focuses on a middle school audience and integrates ethical standards that can promote their use of the web more wisely and responsibly. Includes information on general safety, social networking and gaming and is designed to help kids develop safety skills, cyberethics and respect regarding their behavior online.
Download free posters suitable for GR 6-12 classrooms on sexting awareness, firewalls, cyberpredators and cybersecurity from Cyber Exchange, a Cyber Security Awareness program and nonprofit that provides education and certification for information security professionals.
GINA'S STORY - first-person account of a high school student whose photos were high-jacked from her private page on a social networking site. They were altered with PhotoShop and covered with nasty comments, then posted on another site for everyone to see.
26 page guide for Educators on Safety, Security and Ethics produced for K-12 students and teachers by the IIIA/James Madison University in cooperation with the Office of Ed Tech for the State of Virginia. Covers digital communication topics like ethics, digital footprint, flaming, spyware, viruses, hoaxes, spoofing & phishing, spam, identity theft, privacy, cyberpredators, social networking, gaming, and bullying via cell phone.
Higher ed requires incoming freshmen to take Composition and some form of math, and so, too, should universities require students to take a course that helps them identify reputable information in the vast expanse of the web.