Northern Region Blended Learning Network Day

Notes from Meeting - 16th November 2012

Blended e-Learning - 16th November - National Library

Digital Citizenship - enabling e-Learning - NetSafe
e-Learning Planning Framework - MOE

CyberSafety programmes to be implemented.
Emerging - Engaging - Extending - Empowering

  • Where Are We?
  • Student/staff ICT agreement
  • Implementation of Hector’s World programme

TKI: Home Page - Software For Learning

Kellie Roberts on key competencies & e-competencies:
  • eAwareness
  • Technological Literacy
  • Media Literacy
  • Digital Literacy
  • Information Literacy

Digital Citizenship - Discussions & exemplars
Jason Ohler on digital literacies and capabilities
EDTalks - ULearn
Jason Ohler

Andrew Churches on citizenship and cybersafety

Google images - copyright issues (check usage rights) - use of “SafeSearch moderate” button and wheel options (right hand side of the page)

Canterbury Earthquake Digital Archive

Blogs/wikis - Considerations
  • Purpose
  • Readsership
  • Fine print
  • Responsibility of teacher in charge
  • Security?
  • Approriate content
  • Who owns content?
  • How long content online?
  • How will issues be managed?
  • What web content can you reuse?

The Role of The Library in Digital Citizenship - National Library

  • Not just about providing resources
  • How can support the learning in schools
  • A shift in focus - an extension of the classroom
  • Future focussed library - end to end learning - multi literacies developed
  • Digital citizenship in the library - pedagogical centres
  • A place where every student is connected to global communities
  • A place where collaboration takes place (include librarian in loop)
  • Hub of the school (digital citizenship programme)

Libraries can be:
  • Leader
  • Collaborating partner
  • Expert
  • Hub
  • Model
  • Enabler

Access to textual relevant resources
NZ search engine:

Digital Citizenship

Pukukohe Cluster

Digital Citizenship (wiki)
Digital Citizenship (googlesite) featured in discussion
Excellent resources on digital citizenship - lessons, overviews & objectives, activities & links for different year level.
Links to commonsensemedia that have lessons to download - have to register to save stuff.
(Check use of student names - may need to revisit videos posted on wiki where students have used names - may need to use nickname).
Need to check permission for students to have image posted online - may need to have register of parents who decline to have their child’s image posted (custody issues, privacy) - go into student folder

Importance of bringing DC into everyday teaching.
Need to get teachers on board first.

School FaceBook page as medium for events, discussion and messaging.

Julia Adkin - Value Beliefs
Why? ---à What? ---à How? …….. PDF of this.

Independent, not for profit organization - funded by the Government (but not beholden to the Govt).

  • 4 ‘truths’ of ICT

  • ICT use is the norm - the media has become an important of growing up
  • Mobiles & consoles are now the net 1,000,000 + consoles in NZ 5,000,000 gaming capable devices
  • PEER & SELF action is very important for cybersafety
  • cybersafety requires and educated cysbercitizen as well as a cybersafe environment

What does this mean for schools?
NAG 5 requirement - policy - use agreement - filtering seeing internet as broadcast medium - protection from external content.

As times change the response & approach needs to change.
The technology gives rise to these changes and challenges.
Dialogue is required between school & home.

Complex set of skills are required to navigate through the cyber environment. Our students need to be:
  • Learned
  • Guided
  • Protected

15 character passwords are recommend (takes 1 year to break)

myLGP - NetSafe learn guide protect website
The Kit - NetSafe kit for schools (Google terms for more links)

National Library

Digital Citizenship Project