Any burning questions?
CC0 Evan Kirby
In this short session we'll learn about everyday online privacy and security issues and how to discuss and deal with them. The 'shades of grey' between unfettered access and outright banning is something that we as educators need to know how to deal with. After some input, we'll have an informal conversation about how to approach some issues you may have come across in your practice.
Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
3 things to talk about today:
(also great on mobile)
Discussion: what kind of everyday problems do you have around privacy and security?
2. Fake news
What is fake news?
Fake news is a type of hoax or deliberate spread of misinformation in social media or traditional news media with the intent to mislead in order to gain financially or politically. It often employs eye-catching headlines or entirely fabricated news-stories in order to increase readership and online sharing. Profit is made in a similar fashion to clickbait and relies on ad-revenue generated regardless of the veracity of the published stories. Easy access to ad-revenue, increased political polarization and the ubiquity of social media, primarily the Facebook newsfeed have been implicated in the spread of fake news. (Wikipedia)
Eli Parisier’s TED Talk on ‘filter bubbles’ (2011)
Facebook Live feeds of the same event (2017)
3. Digital use divide
We shouldn’t simply replace a narrow focus on training students to use Microsoft Office with a narrow focus on training students to use Google tools.