Web Awareness

Things to consider when introducing online teaching into the classroom

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Web Awareness by Mind Map: Web Awareness

1. Viability & Accuracy

1.1. Just because online, doesn't mean true

1.2. How to tell?

1.2.1. Authority Author? Qualified author? Sponsor reputable? Link to sponsor/ author info?

1.2.2. Aucracy Error-free? Editor/ info checker?

1.2.3. Objectivity Minimum bias? Persuasive intent? Advertising?

1.2.4. Currency Date? Last update? Links current?

1.3. Instruct students on correct searching procedures

1.3.1. follow above check list

1.3.2. use more than one site check information against other sources

1.3.3. question everything you find online does this make sense? who wrote it? why? can I trust what I am reading?

1.4. Info that is incorrect and harmful

1.4.1. address before searching internet is for everyone to post no one regulates a lot of it some people believe things that are not 'correct' according to the rest of society some people post things to harm other people

1.4.2. address if found discuss individually with student who found it ask them why they think someone would post this? ask them if they think it is a nice thing to do/ should be done discuss above stated issues perhaps bring it up to class discuss why someone would want to post this discuss what they were trying to get across with it discuss that everyone is entitled to their own opinion

2. Safety

2.1. No use in schools?

2.2. Filtering programs

2.3. Media Smarts

2.4. Lack of awareness of students

2.5. Sexually explicit information

2.5.1. media promoting normalization of harmful sexual behaviour

2.5.2. children do not process same as adults incapable of processing store & reminded

2.5.3. consequences of early exposure risk taking victimization health risks sexual behaviour against other children shape sexual attitudes & behaviours sexual experimentation

2.5.4. avoidable? be aware of child's online uses set limits verbal online filtering & parental blocks talk about media portrayals foster healthy body image foster healthy gender identity

2.6. Cyberbullying

2.6.1. email

2.6.2. Instant messaging

2.6.3. chat rooms bash boards annonymous write anything they want hate groups

2.6.4. SMS/ Texting

2.6.5. websites

2.6.6. voting/ polling booths polls of ugliest/ fattest/ stupidest/ etc. may state have no bullying policy but not regulated

2.7. Teaching internet safety

2.7.1. through gaming

2.7.2. through student generated projects

2.7.3. through role playing

2.7.4. with guest speakers

2.7.5. through student teaching

2.7.6. with third party resources

2.7.7. through self-created curriculum

2.7.8. through department citizenship programs

2.7.9. as part of research lesson

2.7.10. through school wide initiative

3. Marketing

3.1. Marketing to children has exploded

3.1.1. 17 million in 2009, double that of 1992

3.2. Schools becoming advertising zones

3.2.1. budget shortfalls made up by money from advertisers

3.2.2. offers large youth audience

3.2.3. image that endorsed by teachers/ admin

3.2.4. sponsorships through educational materials provision of branded technology fast food & soda in schools advertising in classrooms contests & incentive programs sponsored school events

3.3. Advertising on the internet

3.3.1. major youth audience largely unsupervised

3.3.2. fairly unregulated

3.3.3. relationship building ads

3.3.4. viral adds

3.3.5. adds targeted to people based on online activity facebook 'likes' websites constantly visited

4. Privacy

4.1. Online registrations

4.1.1. ask for name (usually first and last)

4.1.2. age/ date of birth

4.1.3. some ask for country/ region

4.2. Ask why they need the info?

4.2.1. read privacy policies

4.2.2. consider what they could do with the info

4.2.3. consider what would happen if someone else got info

4.3. Geotagging

4.3.1. gps coordinates in pictures

4.3.2. shows where picture was taken

4.3.3. can be used to find extreme specifics

4.3.4. dangerous when falls into wrong hands can be used to stalk can be used to find children can give extreme details about person life

4.4. Student publishing

4.4.1. consider audience everyone & anyone can read content some people can take info and use elsewhere

4.4.2. how anonymous is anonymity? use of username provides anonymity posts on online can still be tracked digital footprint

4.4.3. permanence what you post online can never be fully removes

4.4.4. copyright do not post things that do not belong to you

4.4.5. guidelines for student publishing assume that everyone will see what is posted consider that others will use what you posted for fun for harm post nothing inappropriate publish only your own content involve parents/ teachers in online publishing

4.5. Entire life is online, so be vigilant about what is posted and who could be accessing it

5. Copyright & Piracy

5.1. Copyright laws

5.1.1. fair dealing Canadian allows limited use of copyrighted material

5.1.2. intellectual property is anything that is created/ comes into being through invention and/ or artistic creation

5.1.3. protection of property does not need copyright symbol ideas cannot be copyrighted

5.1.4. intellectual property that is almost finished is copyrighted

5.1.5. technological protection measures prohibits access prevents copies

5.2. Use of materials in school

5.2.1. copyrighted material can be used for criticism & reviews news reporting private study/ research

5.2.2. always give credit where credit is due be especially considerate of picture/ video use proper referencing

5.2.3. as teacher, discuss implications of using pirated material pirated material is that which has been illegally obtained, & w/o considering copyright

6. WebQuest

6.1. Inquiry-oriented online activity

6.2. All or most information from Internet

6.3. Challenges students

6.4. Student appropriate links

7. Digital Citizenship

7.1. Respect

7.1.1. Respect Yourself

7.1.2. Respect Intellectual Property

7.1.3. Respect Others

7.2. Ethical

7.2.1. Ethical Issues Identity Privacy Trustworthiness Ownership Participation

7.2.2. Common Sense Media

7.2.3. Three Truths and a Lie

7.3. Google yourself

7.4. A La Alberta Ed

7.5. Netiquette

7.5.1. Proof-read

7.5.2. Avoid All Caps

7.5.3. Be truthful

7.5.4. Be yourself

7.5.5. No Flames

7.5.6. No Spam

7.5.7. Be conservative in messages posts Be liberal in message receptions

7.5.8. Timely replies

7.5.9. Use secure sites

7.5.10. Use discretion