The educational thoughts of Jason Epstein
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Impressive school district page on external Internet Safety resources by topic and age group. Also includes samples of K-12 student content and cybersafety activities that have taken place at individual schools within the district.
How will you prove your students meet NCLB requirements to be "technology literate" by 8th Grade? This free assessment is based on the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS-S), the assessment is available in both Mac and PC versions. In other words, the screen shots used in the assessment questions match those of a Mac or PC. (The actual assessment is web-based and platform-independent).
Yes that Garfield! Garfield animated comic books now educate kids about cyberbullying and online safety. Other topics in development include digital and media literacy. Watch/Try/Apply scaffolded teaching strategies are used as students watch animated lessons, try interactive, guided practice and apply interactive knowledge. Kids earn safety certificates.
Excellent educator-created video offers students an introduction to the concepts of "managing personal identity online" and "digital footprint" and what it will mean in the course of their lifetime. Particularly noteworthy are the employer comments regarding what they learn from reading what job candidates have posted online and how it affects them both negatively and positively in considering the person for a job.
Do Internet search engines point us to the information that we need or confuse us with irrelevant or questionable information? How can Internet users improve their searches to find reliable information? are some ways to perform effective searches? In this lesson, students conduct Web searches on open-ended questions, and draw on their experiences to develop guides to searching effectively and finding reliable information online.
New Jersey Legal, a firm specializing in computer forensics, (eDiscovery, litigation support and trial service), also provides custom court room exhibits and multimedia presentations. They run a weekly comic series on their web site called CAPTAIN FORENSICS - with comics that are all related to computer crimes. This is part one of a 4-part series on Cyberbullying. Click next for the rest of the episodes.
Among 50 U.S. cities studied for their vulnerability to cybercrime, Seattle came out on top as the riskiest place, followed by Boston, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, according to the report "Norton's Top 10 Riskiest Online Cities," released Monday. Results are based on number of attempted hacking attacks and infected systems.
In this lesson, students research different types of identity-theft fraud and ways to avoid falling victim to various scams. They then create focused public service announcements in different media, targeted to individuals most susceptible to consumer fraud.
Executive Summary of a white paper on the same title, available at http://www.pearson.org. The study begins a discussion of how digital media is changing the way children learn and whether the way they learn is evolving to meet a new, dynamic digital media format.