This is a google presentation, you can create your own and embed them in your blogs just as I have done here. One of the fun things you can do is share the presentation with your students and then you can have them make comments in a ‘chat’ window. Click the “open in a new window button” (next to the page counter) and then click “View Together” (which appears at the right hand side of the bottom tool bar.)
(Incidentally, this presentation is embedded using the “Embed Iframe” plugin.)
Usually it’s no cause for concern, all it means is someone has linked to your post. In this case, one math post October 10th links to an earlier post from August 5th. You can tell who is linking to you, and if you don’t like the originating link, you have the option of deleting it in the links at the bottom of the message.
If you don’t want to allow them at all, you can disable them at the bottom of the Post window by un-ticking the box.
Google offers a lot of resources for teachers and students and is well worth checking out. A good place to start is at their Educatorpage. Be sure to check out the tools for your class room and the links on the left.
I will not give out personal information such as my address, telephone number, parents’ work address/telephone number, or the name and location of my school without my parents’ permission.
I will tell my parents right away if I come across any information that makes me feel uncomfortable.
I will never agree to get together with someone I “meet” online without first checking with my parents. If my parents agree to the meeting, I will be sure that it is in a public place and bring my mother or father along.
I will never send a person my picture or anything else without first checking with my parents.
I will not respond to any messages that are mean or in any way make me feel uncomfortable. It is not my fault if I get a message like that. If I do I will tell my parents right away so that they can contact the service provider.
I will talk with my parents so that we can set up rules for going online. We will decide upon the time of day that I can be online, the length of time I can be online and appropriate areas for me to visit. I will not access other areas or break these rules without their permission.
I will not give out my Internet password to anyone (even my best friends) other than my parents.
I will check with my parents before downloading or installing software or doing anything that could possibly hurt our computer or jeopardize my family’s privacy
I will be a good online citizen and not do anything that hurts other people or is against the law.
I will help my parents understand how to have fun and learn things online and teach them things about the Internet, computers and other technology.
Ever wonder what’s coming next in the world of technology and education? You should definitely check out the new Horizon Report which “identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, or creative inquiry on college and university campuses within the next five years. ”
Ever asked yourself how to go about getting some cash for those Professional Development dreams you’ve been harboring? Why not head over to the Professional Learning blog http://professionallearning.ism-online.org/. There’s a tonne of information about funding, courses, workshops and conferences… You can find application forms and rubrics here as well.