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Why America’s kids need a national Digital Citizenship curriculum

Why America’s kids need a national Digital Citizenship curriculum | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Teaching kids how to conduct themselves online has become a matter of urgency.
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We teach students how to drive before they get a car.  Sex Ed helps prevent countless young people from making dangerous decisions.  We need a systematic way of helping young people know the potential power and potential problems with digital realities.

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8 Awesome Cases of Internet Vigilantism

8 Awesome Cases of Internet Vigilantism | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Yet another unintended side effect of the web has been the birth of the Internet lynch mob. Now, everything from child abuse to bad customer service can get the online masses whipped into a frenzy of Old Testament-style vengeance.
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I am teaching my students today about Stolen Sidekick which was featured in Clay Shirky's "Here Comes Everybody" book.  The source is Cracked.com, so there is some language that is less than mature.  Yet, these are some good stories to know about as examples of society doing good and/or taking action for what they believe in.

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SafeKids.com | Digital citizenship, online safety & civility

SafeKids.com | Digital citizenship, online safety & civility | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
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This is a great site for learning about how to both a) protect children online and b) help young people strive online by developing strong digital media literacy skills.

 

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The Facebook friends box & how it selects who to display : Shiny Shiny

The Facebook friends box & how it selects who to display : Shiny Shiny | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
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This is a very important inquiry about how Facebook chooses to highlight (to all of your visitors) as your top nine friends.   Personally, I strongly preferred it when it was random.  I also think that it was a wise strategy for Facebook to remind me of great people who I have slipped out of my mind for a while.  Showing me random friends who I have already said that I care about seems to be a wiser choice than showing me who is already obviously on my mind/timeline.  

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Ready or not...here is comes. Are you ready for Facebook's Graph Search? This easy tutorial will help you out.

Ready or not...here is comes.  Are you ready for Facebook's Graph Search?  This easy tutorial will help you out. | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Facebook Graph Search privacy settings.
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I've always liked the idea of Graph Search as long as people who what they are sharing and who will see it.  This tutorial can quickly walk you through the steps to ensure that your Facebook experience will not cause stress.

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SCOOP.IT STUDENTS

SCOOP.IT STUDENTS | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

My students have been working hard with their curation project this semester. My students have a diverse range of career goals. They use Scoop.it to learn about their future careers.

 

This is my second year of using Scoop.it in the curriculum. Previously, i used it as a repository for great resources for students and other faculty. I am confident that teachers of diverse ages or course subjects can integrate curation to help expand the classroom walls and to teaching and applying media literacy.

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I encourage you to visit the students' sites. They are in no order. It would be helpful if you don't just choose the top site and scoll down to give them an equal chance at exposure of their hard work.  Thank you!
Ken 

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2nd Grade Media Literacy Web Quest : Ruth Borchardt Elementary Library

2nd Grade Media Literacy Web Quest : Ruth Borchardt Elementary Library | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

"This web quest will ask students to read and think critically about some of the media sources they are familiar with. Students will look closely at the purposes of the different kinds of media, look at the techniques used to create the different types of media and their messages. Students will also examine different written conventions for different types of media."


Via Manuel Pinto
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I am very happy that the are introducing this at an early age. I learned last week that Canadian students are introduced to media literacy very early in their education.  This is crucial because they receive an onslaught of US-centric messages jumping over the border

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The Web Is Much Bigger (And Smaller) Than You Think

The Web Is Much Bigger (And Smaller) Than You Think | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
This is a guest post by Gary Griffiths, CEO and co-founder of Trapit, a personalized content discovery platform. Trapit was incubated at SRI and the CALO project.
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KEN'S KEY TAKEAWAY:

This is an important look at the need for curation and digital media literacy. I like that it goes deeper than just 'information overload' but also mentions how we tend to limit our spectrum of incoming information because our friends are proably sharing the same things as 70% of the rest of the web.

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News and Topic Monitoring: Eight Alternatives If Google Kills "Alerts"

News and Topic Monitoring: Eight Alternatives If Google Kills "Alerts" | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

"Google Alerts have become a critical part of my business from brand monitoring to topic monitoring, but it may be going away."


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This scoop seems to be picking up steam on my other site.  Sincere thanks to Robin Good for sharing this link!

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Elsie Whitelock's curator insight, May 6, 2013 6:12 AM

 some good alternatives for alerts..

Robyn Mather's comment, June 8, 2013 12:07 PM
Looking at talkwalker.com/alerts as a possible replacement for google
Robyn Mather's comment, June 8, 2013 12:07 PM
Looking at talkwalker.com/alerts as a possible replacement for google
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Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles" | Video on TED.com

As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there's a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a "filter bubble" and don't get exposed to information that could challenge...
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Ken's Key Takeaway:

It is nice that Google learns from you but it is also dangerous.  Google and other search engiines and social networks decide what information is provided for you.  Pariser gives the example of two people searching for Egypt.  They took screen shots. One person's top results did not even indicate that there was an uprising.

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What You Need to Know About Facebook Graph Search

What You Need to Know About Facebook Graph Search | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know about Facebook Graph Search. I will be updating this in real time. Will be completed by end of the day.
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Blogger John Loomer gives some nice tidbits about how to prepare for Graph Search by Facebook

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You are what you watch -TEDxVancouver - Shahrzad Rafati -

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TED...
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Rafati discusses the importance of choosing what you watch, utilizing a curation tool as a viewing 'butler', and the power of video as a power of choice in helping you to become the change that you want to see in the world. She says that we should all watch more tv...but more of the good TV. Then she introduces VisoGive. Every time that you watch a video, the cause that you watch receives a portion of the ad proceds
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Top 10 Good Tech Habits Everyone Should Have

Top 10 Good Tech Habits Everyone Should Have | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
You've probably heard people tell you should back up your computer, or you should have more secure passwords.

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Ken Morrison's comment, January 27, 2013 4:39 AM
This is a helpful framework. Thanks for sharing.
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Mark Bauerlein: The Adolescent Instinct & 'The Dumbest Generation'

Andy Nash speaks with Dr. Mark Bauerlein on how modern social technology and targeted media isolate and absorb young people as often, if not more, than those...
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I am giving Bauerlein a new ear. I agree with his idea of a prisoner who is released into the modern age after years of being in jail.  We live in a different world!  In a library, all students are huddled around computers, none are in 'the stacks'.

 

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Just Delete Me | A directory of direct links to delete your account from web services.

If you choose to downsize and cut the clutter (or protect your privacy), this meta-link may be helpful. It keeps updated links to the 'close account' page of many popular social media and social commerce websites. 
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If you choose to downsize and cut the clutter (or protect your privacy), this meta-link may be helpful. It keeps updated links to the 'close account' page of many popular social media and social commerce websites.  
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If you choose to downsize and cut the clutter (or protect your privacy), this meta-link may be helpful. It keeps updated links to the 'close account' page of many popular social media and social commerce websites.
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1 in 4 women deliberately post gross photos of their 'friends' on Facebook : Shiny Shiny

1 in 4 women deliberately post gross photos of their 'friends' on Facebook : Shiny Shiny | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
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More than 1500 women polled admitted to having purposefully uploaded a gross photograph of a friend in a bikini. An even bigger 45% said they upload unflattering outfit shots all the time and 41% decide to tag when someone hasn't got make-up on

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One Second on the Internet

One Second on the Internet | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
A visual display of the data being uploaded every second.
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Wow!  You might enjoy this visual representation of how we collectively spend our time on the internet.

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Lee Werrell's comment, August 13, 2013 3:51 AM
Frightening, yet a great opportunity
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How to Use Twitter to Help You Learn About Any Topic.

How to Use Twitter to Help You Learn About Any Topic. | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Sometimes you need to quickly immerse yourself in a new field. You might want to gain expertise or quickly gauge what the current issues are around a particular topic. One way of doing this is by c...

Via Howard Rheingold
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My students often hear me say that Twitter is not a talking too. It is a listening and learning tool.  This link helps you learn the steps on how to begin using Twitter wisely.

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Stephen Dale's comment, July 31, 2013 1:48 AM
Thanks for the kind words :-)
Julia Chandler's curator insight, August 7, 2013 1:35 AM

Title says it all - good intro for those who remain unswayed?

Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, October 10, 2013 6:54 AM

This might be good for students beginning a current research topic.

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Social Scientist Diana Rhoten on 21st Century Learning, Youth Networks, and Digital Media

Diana Rhoten is director of the Knowledge Institutions program and the Digital Media and Learning project at the Social Science Research Council in New York....
Ken Morrison's insight:

Here is a great five-minute video by Diana Rhoten about how we can use new media in our classrooms to connect our learners with their passions in a way that will engage them and motivate them to keep learning beyond what we tell them to do.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 24, 2013 4:06 PM

We want connection Houston.

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Connected Learning: A Learning Approach Designed for Our Times

Connected Learning: A Learning Approach Designed for Our Times | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

What does connected learning look like in action? It looks like Charles Raben, a 14-year-old aspiring photographer from a public school in New York City.


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This is part of the reason why I have integrated Scoop.it into the classroom. More importantly, I integrate many aspects of connected learning and PLN development.  I try to model for my students that many experts in their fields are willing to spend a few minutes to help polite young students who reach out to them.

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Dear News Media: Want To Remain Relevant? Try A Little Sourcing

Dear News Media: Want To Remain Relevant? Try A Little Sourcing | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Updated: Four months ago (almost to the day), I lamented the massive missteps committed by mainstream media in the Sandy Hook shooting. Then, as now, misleading headlines are often unchanged. And anonymous sources dominate.
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I am sharing this link because it is very important to remember how crucial it is to be responsible when spreading information online.  Spreading bad information will hurt your credibility and trust in the eyes of your audience.

 

Thank you to Howard Rheingold for sharing this link on another platform.  

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Seth's Blog: Understanding local media

Seth's Blog: Understanding local media | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Local media was an essential business for a century, largely for three reasons: 1. Broadcast signals and newspaper trucks could only travel so far, so 'local' was the natural category. 2. Commerce (and thus advertising) was local.
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Seth does a great job describing why local media used to be important and how new 'local media' will be focused on serving people who gather around a specific idea or interest instead of people who may gather at the same bar, grocery store, high school sports games, etc.

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The need for media literacy in the digital age

The need for media literacy in the digital age | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Policymakers should beware of producing generations of students drowning in digital devices without enough good ideas about what to do with them.

Via Manuel Pinto
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Students view media for eight or more hours per day.  They are fluent with technology but not fluent in decoding media messages.  The article points out that the US is lagging even though all 50 states include media literacy is included in the curriculum of all 50 states

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An old look at New Media conversations by Howard Rheingold

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The original title of this article is 

The Art of Hosting Good Conversations Online 
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Superwired S Koreans seek analogue comfort

Superwired S Koreans seek analogue comfort | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
While many spend huge amounts of time on digital devices, some now seek respite in retro equipment.
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Korea is top in the world for fast internet connections.  How is this effecting society?

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