2010 MLTI Student Technology Conference

Maine students and the World Food Programme invite you to join in helping to feed the hungry around the globe via http://mlti.freerice.com

On May 27, 2010 at 1 PM EST (5 PM GMT) during the 7th Annual MLTI Student Conference, students from across Maine will be going to MLTI.freerice.com as a body – working in a wireless environment that has been fine tuned by network technicians of the University of Maine System and Cisco to facilitate 1000 simultaneous connections. But in 2010 purposeful use of social networks has to be a part of taking on any major effort, and so Maine educators are reaching out across their state-wide, national, and worldwide human networks to invite others to join us in donating rice via a customized version of FreeRice.com.

To learn more about the 7th Annual MLTI Student Conference, please head here: http://www.mlti.org/studentconference

To join us in helping to fight world hunger, go here: http://mlti.freerice.com

To help fight hunger in Maine, go to http://www.gsfb.org

To help fight world hunger beyond the conference, head to http://freerice.com

(PLEASE NOTE:  Though the http://mlti.freerice.com site is now live, rice “earned” via the site in advance of the 1 PM EDT (5 PM GMT) start time for the Conference session will not be “counted.” Once the conference session begins, the site will be re-set, counting of contributions will begin fresh, and the site will remain live until the amount of rice available for donation has been exhausted.)

SEEDlings Season 2 Show #17

We were joined by Emily Hunt of Common Sense Media.  There are so many great sections to the web site, including tailoring the material so that a child can use it appropriately. You really have to listen to the show to hear about all of the tools. They cover social networking, Facebook, games, books, cell phone use, TV, and so much more. Common Sense media also has a You Tube Channel. What great resources for parents, students and educators. Thanks Emily, for sharing this wealth of material!

Download and Chat

Geek of the week

Counseling in the Digital World

Keeping our kids safe

Maine Counseling Association (MeCA)
Annual Conference 2011

I hope to have the keynote presentation posted soon.

Resources

•    Slide 3 Marc Prensky; Digital Natives/Digital Immigrants http://marcprensky.com
•    Slide 4 Social Media Count: http://www.personalizemedia.com/garys-social-media-count/
•    Slide 8 Pew Internet: http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Social-Media-and-Young-Adults.aspx
•    Slide 12: danah boyd Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning with New Media (John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning) (Hardcover) http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0262013363/apophenia-20
•    Slide 14: Educational Leadership, September 2009 Jason Ohler, Orchestrating the Media Collage http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational_leadership/mar09/vol66/num06/Orchestrating_the_Media_Collage.aspx
•    Slide 25: Digital Dossier http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79IYZVYIVLA
•    Slide 25: John Palfrey, Born Digital http://borndigitalbook.com/
•    Slide 29: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_citizen
•    Slide 30: Vicki Davis: The Digiteen Project (she will be at MaineEd 2010) http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=431
•    Slide 33: http://twitter.com, http://facebook.com. http://ning.com
•    Slide 37: http://tcs.cybertipline.com and  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w4_Hrwh2XI
•    Slide 42: Facebook for Parents, YHS Digital Citizenship Day
•    Slide 45: Digital Citizenship in Schools http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Citizenship-Schools-Mike-Ribble/dp/1564842320/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1271078144&sr=8-1
•    Slide 46: NetCetera http://www.onguardonline.gov/topics/net-cetera.aspx
•    Slide 47: Common Sense Media http://commonsensemedia.org
•    Slide 53: http://www.zephoria.org/thoughts/archives/2009/11/30/sociality_is_le.html

My digital citizenship links

Other Books

Image: ‘Multimedia message http://www.flickr.com/photos/20224904@N00/2340982008

Digital Citizenship – Part 2, A Conversation

How does technology positively impact your:

  • Profession/School
  • Clients/Students
  • Job

How does technology negatively impact your:

  • Profession/School
  • Clients/Students
  • Job

What are you /your school doing to respond?

What do you want to learn more about?

  • Training, kids just given computers
  • Bullying and harassment in and out of school
  • Is it a discipline issue?
  • Digital Footprint
  • appropriate use
  • career information
  • legal perspective
  • millennial perspective – levels of control
  • teachers/ appropriate use in classroom
  • how do students learn?
  • Boundaries for social media

Reporting Out

Group 1

Positive

    • Electronic communication great
    • Separate school and personal email
    • Blogs and Facebook pages used by colleges
    • Still connected to work when out of the office

Negative

    • How do students transition into the world of  work
    • Digital Footprints

Group 2

Positive

    • Easy to access information and research
    • Less expensive to use Skype to stay connected
    • Efficient use of time

Negative

    • Not everyone can understand or afford the internet
    • How quickly information can be spread

Strategies

    • Sharing information about staff at trainings

Group 3

Positive

    • Ease of email
    • Already knew “friends” before a college orientation

Negatives

    • Boundaries

Strategies

    • Two different Facebook accounts
    • Need a policy on social networking use

Group 4

Positive

    • More frequent contact with students/parents
    • Everything was typed/better organized
    • Researching potential professors

Negative

    • Amount of information (confidential) circulating
    • A lot of drama
    • Is it easier to cheat

Strategies

    • Have handouts for on “Technology Tips for Parents”
    • Classes/training for parents
    • students involved in the training.

Summer Technology Professional Development

If you are interested in taking graduate education courses in using technology in the classroom at The University of Southern Maine this summer, here is a listing of the courses being offered:

Summer 2010 Courses

  • EDU 300 Educational Media and Technology
  • EPB 599 Digital Storytelling
  • EPC 500 The Read/Write Web in the Classroom
  • EPC 508 Technology Integration for the Classroom Teacher: Mac
  • EPB 510 Technology Integration for the Classroom Teacher: Windows
  • EPC 511 Learning to Use Podcasting and Vodcasting for Teaching and Learning
  • EPC 512 21st Century Teaching and Learning with Technology

Summer 2010 Conferences

Added May 8. 2010 Professional Development Opportunities in New Hampshire (Deb Boisvert’S Blog)