Summer Internet Safety Class for Educators

photo by Rebecca MWhat dangers lurk online for our children? We teach them how to be safe within the physical community, but what about safety in the cyber community?  In this tele class, Online “Street Smarts:” Being Legal, Literate, and Secure, offered by Cooperating School Districts of Greater St. Louis, learn the Internet Safety concepts of: Cyber Security • Personal Safety • Cyber Bullying • Cyber Predators.

Do students know how to validate information found on the Web? Too often, information published on the Internet is viewed as truth, but is it really?  Also, what about copyright?  Do students have the legal right to copy and paste information from a website into their multi-media presentations and/or their own documents and websites?  Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the iSAFE curriculum and the modules available to them in the classroom.  They will create model lessons for their students that teach Internet Safety, Literacy, and Intellectual Property/Copyright.

In addition to Internet Safety, learn the new grammar of the Web and how to:
•    Read URL web addresses to find their hidden meaning
•    Locate owners of websites
•    Evaluate the validity of a website
•    Investigate fair use as it applies to student-created digital documents

This full-day class is June 24, 2009 from  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The cost is  $138 CSD member; $214 non-member. In addition, one graduate credit is available for those interested. To register, visit CSD’s tele URL, www.csd.org/tele and look for summer classes!

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