Tag Archives: Internet safety

New Class! Integrating Media Literacy Across the Curriculum

Little hands need digital learning, too! Come learn how to help promote safe, effective student work in the 21st century. In this class, we will learn about how to integrate media literacy and digital technology across the K-12 education curriculum. Using digital media to help build critical thinking and communication skills is a life long craft necessary for our 21st century learners. Participants will share instructional strategies that work and discover how to measure learning outcomes for students and teachers. We will share experiences with copyright and fair use while creating safe and legal projects for the classroom.

Discussion will occur about developing, managing, and sharing multimedia work of both students and teachers. What steps should be taken to legally and effectively promote digital media projects in education? Learn where to find and how to properly cite music, video clips, images and more. Leave this class with information about media literacy in order to formulate your own plan for integrating technology. Integrating Media Literacy Across the Curriculum is July 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Cooperating School Districts in St. Louis, Missouri. This new tele class costs $149 for a CSD member and $189 for a non-member. Graduate credit is available for this class, too. Register here.

photo found on Flickr Creative Commons

Safe Surfing in the Online World…

…Understand the Internet while learning online safety techniques!

NEW! Understanding Your Digital Footprint
June 10 | 8:30 am-3:30pm
$149 CSD member; $189 non-member (One Grad. Credit Available)
Do you know what type of digital footprint you are creating? Anyone using the web and mobile devices leaves a digital footprint. We teach our children how to be safe within the physical community, but what about safety norms for communicating in this highly digital age? Class time will include:

  • Discussion about social networks
  • Resources for using the Internet
  • Tips on guarding your identity
  • Netiquette and posting information to the web
  • Creating a code of conduct for your digital presence

NEW! Cyberbullying In and Out of the Classroom
July 6 | 8:30am-3:30pm
$149 CSD member; $189 non-member (One Grad. Credit Available)
Technology + 24/7 + Bullying = Cyberbullying. That’s the formula for the newest bully on the block. Learn what a cyberbully is, why kids become cyberbullies, how the cyberbully target can protect him/herself, and how schools/districts should address this issue. Online resources/lessons and suggested student projects and activities will be shared. Time will be allotted to begin developing your student project.

NEW! Web Literacy for Educators
July 21  | 8:30am-3:30pm
$149 CSD member; $189 non-member (One Grad. Credit Available)
Today’s students must know how to find, evaluate and utilize electronic resources. However, do our 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? This class will include:

  • Reading URL web addresses to find their hidden meaning
  • Locating owners of websites
  • Conducting an efficient and effective search
  • Evaluating the validity of a website
  • Investigating fair use as it applies to student-created digital documents
  • Locating and using new Creative Commons sources
  • Recognizing the intent of a website

Internet Safey Class @ CSD Next Week

St. Louis area educators, do you want to learn the Internet Safety concepts of:

  • Cyber Security?
  • Personal Safety?
  • Cyber Bullying?
  • Cyber Predators?

Do you worry about the dangers that 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 class, learn how you can help your students navigate the world wide web- safely. For instance, do you and your 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? 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

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.

On March 3 & 4, come to CSD for Online “Street Smarts:” Being Legal, Literate, and Secure.

The class runs 4:00 – 7:00 pm each evening and costs $138 for CSD member and $214 for non-members. To sign up, click here.

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!

First Week of June, First Week of tele classes

at work SMART Board Snowman Discovery streaming
June 1st marks beginning of the summer tele schedule! The summer schedule packed with classes five days a week on several topics: Second Life, Internet Safety, WebQuests, Wikis…

Here’s what is lined up for the first week:
Monday, June 1: GarageBand
Tuesday, June 2: PowerWalkThrough
Wednesday, June 3: Beginning SMART Board
Thursday, June 4: Intermediate SMART Board
Friday, June 5: Discovery streaming

Look for the full schedule to be released very soon!