Digital identities and digital security

digital security

Robinson. T (2014)  What degree do I need to be a Digital Forensics Analyst?

 

Oh my God! My Facebook has been hacked, so now what do I do?! We all have our own identity online whether you’re using a social media site or just casually surfing the net. You have one and so do I.

So when I completed this topic on Digital Security I found that we are not alone when we surf the net. When we surf we create a digital tattoo. A digital tattoo is just like a normal tattoo except it is what we ‘ink’ online for example, the emails we write, the social media posts and tweets we make and even the apps we use on our mobile phones. Hackers are everywhere and this is why we need to put it across to students that they are not 100% safe.There are so many problems that can occur if we do not protect ourselves such as

  • hackers
  • spyware
  • identity theft
  • credit card fraud

I can make suggestions to my students that they change their passwords regularly. They should make sure that their passwords are hard to guess for potential hackers. To be on the safe side, credit card details should not be saved on the site they are purchasing from. Finding and using the privacy tools on the various applications will improve social networking security. All these issues are occurring all over the world and we need to prevent them.  Conducting a lesson on digital security will benefit the students in the long run.

Watching the video Fake it – to control your digital identity (Tranberg, 2013) will allow me to help my students protect their online identities by creating fake profiles. This is to make sure they have control over their profiles and to be able to manage the level of sophistication they embed in their everyday digital lives.

References

Tedx Talks (2013, April 10) Fake it: to control your digital identity (Tranberg.P) . Retrieved from https://youtu.be/cRrgD-4-D8s

Image – Robinson. T (2014) What degree do I need to be a Digital Forensics Scientist? Retrieved from http://www.degreequery.com/degree-need-digital-forensics-analyst/

Further Reading:

http://www.internetsociety.org/your-digital-footprint-matters

 

 

Teaching Resource 1 – Year 3 English

Fun English Activities

  • Evaluation Matrix

 

Name of teaching resource

Pinterest Page for Year 3 English

 

 

Weblink (if web based)

 

 

Who should this digital teaching resource be used with? (ie year/grade)

This resource is used for Year 3 students with some help from teachers or parents.

 

 

How should it be used? (e.g. individual, whole class)

This Pinterest Page can be used for showing the whole class or to an individual how learning can be fun. Teachers will obviously have to direct them to the page from a computer and they can choose an activity/pin from the board to do.

 

 

Which subject or learning area would it be most appropriate to use in?

This subject is most suitable for English lessons. These activities are for different learning areas such as Poetry, Literacy and Reading.

 

 

Identify the strengths of this teaching resource

Pinterest is not a complex resource and is quite easy to create. It is simply a great way to share interests and hobbies with others online. We are able to connect with our students in a modern, technical fashion instead of just writing down notes on the blackboard.

 

 

Identify any weaknesses of this teaching resource

Students need to be careful with browsing the pins as many links are followed by google spam and could lead them to unsuitable content. Pinterest requires login details so students will need to register to see the full pages.

 

 

Explain any ideas you may have for further use of this teaching resource

I would like to add more pins on my board for other learning areas such as Mathematics and Science and definitely would like to arrange an inspirational quote board where I can inspire students to learn while keeping a positive approach.

 

 

 

Participation and the Digital Divide

digital-divide

               Gould, E (2015) Digital Divide: Fact or Fiction.

I asked my little sister today why she was more spoilt than I was when I was her age. She’s fifteen. She has her own iPad. She looked at me and she said, “well,iPads were not even invented in your time.” I tried to find words to get back at her but when I thought about it, I knew she was right. iPads were not invented when I was fifteen.

The teenagers of today have more access to digital devices than the kids back in my day. I had  MSN and broadband. Our world may have so many modern technology systems but not everyone is able to access it. I am aware that not all parents can provide like mine did. Kids in areas that have little or no access to internet seems to bother me quite much. It is like here I am typing this blog from my laptop and being able to widen my use of resources while many others in parts of Africa or the Middle East do not even know what a blog is because their world does not contain mobile devices and big wireless connectivity. Right now they are less fortunate.

Studying this unit of the digital gap between those who have and those who have not has really made me open up and see that we as teachers of the future really need to push our kids to bridge that gap. Currently one in five Australians are not accessing the internet (Bentley, 2014). iPad or no iPad we need to be on the same level. Employers are also digitally expectant.(Howell, 2012) I feel I will be able to bridge that gap with my students and prepare them for work and when their employer asks them they will say “yes, I know how to use that device.”

References

Howell, J. (2012) Teaching with ICT: Digital Pedagogies for Collaboration and Creativity. Melbourne, VIC: Oxford University Press

Bentley, P. (2014) Lack of affordable broadband creating ‘digital divide’. Retrieved from http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-02/bridging-the-digital-divide/5566644

Image – Gould, E (2015) Digital Divide: Fact or Fiction. Retrieved from http://www.laneterralever.com/digital-divide-fact-or-fiction/

Further Reading:

Bridging the Digital Divide

 

Teaching Resource 1 – Year 7 Science

Year 7 Science – Tornado in a jar

Evaluation Matrix

 

Name of teaching resource

Prezi Presentation for Year 7 Science

 

 

Weblink (if web based)

https://prezi.com/hfxfiu9zk5oq/copy-of-mind-mapping-template/#

 

 

Who should this digital teaching resource be used with? (ie year/grade)

This resource is to be used for Year 7 students with help from the teacher.

 

 

How should it be used? (e.g. individual, whole class)

Prezi can be used as a group or individual presentation. Students will brainstorm ideas based on a particular topic the teacher or student themselves have come up with. They are to collect their findings and add it to the Prezi canvas which has a zooming tool and everything can be seen on one slide.

 

 

Which subject or learning area would it be most appropriate to use in?

This resource is great for any subject as it is a tool mostly used for presentations. In this instance I have chosen a science experiment because I like the zoom-in tool if I were to present it on a projector screen making it a clear view.

 

 

Identify the strengths of this teaching resource

Prezi is a more interesting version of Microsoft PowerPoint. Students are able to access my Prezi presentations at home if they need to if I keep it in the Public Domain. It is also a resource tool for classroom interactive sessions.

 

 

Identify any weaknesses of this teaching resource

Students will not be able to add sound to Prezi presentations. The educational institution account is free and unlimited but if a student were to sign up as a free account he is limited to basic functions of the tool.

 

 

Explain any ideas you may have for further use of this teaching resource

I would like to design another presentation on the use of technology in the classroom and conduct a survey of how teachers feel about educating their students in the digital world. Adding statistics and comments to my Prezi presentation will give me a great insight into my future teaching world.

 

 

 

What is a digital World?

digital world.jpgSmith. D (2014) Digital Literacy: A corporate perspective

So it’s 2016! When I was in primary school I saw how technology was changing. So suddenly dial-up internet became broadband. ‘Normal’ T.V became ‘digital’. I knew our technology was changing but I did not have that perspective of it changing our world completely. It has only come to my mind since I have been studying this unit at Curtin University. It shows me how important keeping up with technology is because if we don’t we would miss out and backdate our knowledge of the devices we use everyday.

I am becoming a teacher and I need to make sure my students are kept up to date when using modern devices in the classroom. Digital technologies are fast-changing and evolving quickly, particularly web-based applications (Howell,2012, p. 9). I can totally agree to this because as the young crowd are adjusting quickly to this new world, the older generation prefer the old world for example: hand-writing letters instead of text messaging, calling their grandchildren by the home phone instead of using the mobile. Is it because they are stubborn to learn or is it because their knowledge is just not catching on quickly like us young people?

My world consists of mobile phones, iPads, GPS and all these little gadgets and gizmos. From the time I wake up to the time I go to bed at night, everyday I am in a digital sense of mind. I know students of today seem to be more self-educated than a lot of teachers today and this is why we need to question ourselves, is the digital age good or bad when it comes down to educating our kids in the classroom? They don’t need books like we used to. Most books are on the internet. We are always finding a quicker,better resources through digital media devices.

References:

Howell, J. (2012). Teaching with ICT: Digital Pedagogies for Collaboration and Creativity. Melbourne, VIC: Oxford University Press.

Image – Smith. D (2014) Digital Literacy: A corporate perspective. Retrieved from https://davidmsmith.net/2014/05/20/digital-literacy-a-corporate-

Further Reading:

The 21st-Century digital learner