All Blog Posts Tagged 'Internet' (8)

Exploring Discussion Forums in Mathematics Education

Have you asked any of these questions about discussion forums?

  • What is it like to take part in online discussions?
  • How do moderators and contributors create active and successful conversations?
  • How is the technology employed in the management of discussion forums evolving?
  • What could be achieved through discussion forums in the future?

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Added by Colin McAllister on May 20, 2011 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

The Future of the Internet

Pew recently conducted a survey of 895 technology “stakeholders,” comprised of both technology experts and individuals who represent the Internet savvy public. The survey presented “potential-future scenarios to which respondents [reacted] with their expectations based on current knowledge and attitudes.” MORE...… Continue

Added by Shawn Roner on April 2, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Internet Consumption: When it becomes an addiction.

Let's face it, the Internet has become a staple in everyday life for many people whether you're a grandmother keeping in touch with your grandchildren or a post-secondary student that is collaborating with peers and professors. The encompassing use of the Internet has made the line between addiction and healthy use blurred. The type of activity youths engage in online whether it be for homework or social networking (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube) isn't the problem. Both their dependency… Continue

Added by Kiwi Commons on December 14, 2009 at 9:05am — No Comments

Another Reason We NEED Our "Social" Tools

I haven't written here in a long time, and I don't usually cross-post. But this time, it's different. Here goes:



Unless you live in a vacuum, you know what happened at Ft. Hood, Texas yesterday. Tragedy for those there, tragedy for all our military forces everywhere, as they are, truly, a band of brothers and sisters who normally trust each other with their very lives. Yesterday, that trust was betrayed.



News reports were as chaotic as the scene, as the networks struggled… Continue

Added by Linda Loder on November 6, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Who should be held accountable for students breeching Internet safety measures on school-issued laptops? The parent or the school?

This was a recent issue brought up by a mother located in Fullerton, California, who discovered her daughter was speaking to an online stranger and was able to access pornographic websites on a school-issued laptop by connecting to their neighbour's wireless network. The mother feels that the school did not install adequate Internet safety software.



School-issued laptops, as much as any other wired technology, can be a gateway that leads you to inappropriate content that is available… Continue

Added by Kiwi Commons on November 4, 2009 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Internet Safety Checklist for Students and Teacher

Kiwi Commons has provided some tips for both students and teachers. These tips can help teachers equip students with fundamental safe online practices for in-home use. As well, we've included Internet Safety 101 basics for the classroom that every teacher should go over before students start any Internet-based tasks.



You can find our checklist for Parents at http://kiwicommons.com/2009/08/top-10-back-to-school-internet-safety-tips-for-parents/#more-1934



Checklist for… Continue

Added by Kiwi Commons on September 24, 2009 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

Possibilities 2.0



"Give me potential or give me death."

~yep, my version of Patrick Henry's stuff



Now that I think of it, I probably could have just entitled this one “2.0″ because this is now what this phrase means to me. I’m not going to go off… Continue

Added by Sean Nash on June 20, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Thoughts after reading Wesley Fryer's weblog on school Internet filtering.

As a former teacher and now the Director of Technology for a school district in Kansas, I agree with many of these comments. I too am deeply involved in developing our technology and providing a "Differentiated" scheme to our school district Internet as well as providing additional training for the implementation of technology as a resource and not just another tool.



Our school district has a 1:1 laptop program with students in grades 7-12. The lower levels of students are about… Continue

Added by Dean Mantz on March 12, 2008 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

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