Week 4 – Theme: Safety (online)
Lab Work: Create a PowerPoint presentation that either presents your survey findings or one that you can use in your classroom. Use appropriate animations and sound.
Academic Chat using instant messaging.
Reference: Wiggins, G. & McTighe, J: Chapter 5; Child Safety Technology
|Protecting students and yourself on the
Internet is certainly a concern. Just as you would not leave your address
and phone number lying about in public, you should also secure your private
information while you use the Internet and when you will publish information
on the Internet. You must carefully consider which phone numbers, addresses
and email information you will choose to publish.
Child Safety is also a major concern. Most school districts follow the Federal guideline and pay for some form of censorship by subscribing to Internet Filters. Popular filters used by schools and individual families include Lightspeed, BESS, Cyber Patrol, Cybersitter, Net Nanny, SurfControl, and FamilyConnect to name just a few - there are many, many more.
While the protection of children is of tantamount importance, is filtering really the solution? I don't think so. Please skim the following article I wrote regarding Internet filtering.
What's your opinion? Some feel strongly that schools must censor in order to protect children. Others agree that protecting children is important, but think that filtering does not provide a pedagogically valid reason to filter. What you think?
|PowerPoint (Office XP)|
This week you will be using the illustrations, tables, and/or charts you created and inserting them into a PowerPoint. Please also effectively use illustrations you find on the Internet. You will be presenting your presentations to the class next week. (Week 5).
Basic PowerPoint Instructions:
To create a your own customized slide
|For PowerPoint tutorials please see
Florida Gulf Coast
see also Internet4Classrooms tutorial for PowerPoint