The following presentation is geared towards the military, but the premise is still highly valid for both students and teachers. With so many students utilizing smartphones and applications with geo-tagging and GPS, security and privacy are critical concerns that every family should fully understand.
Please take a moment to browse the presentation. Your phone may be transmitting information without you even aware of what data is being gathered! (I know, it sounds 1984-ish)
A few years ago PBS put out a great program entitled Growing Up Online. Segments were used in MS Computer Studies (with the help of Guidance) to explore some real-life cyberbullying stories.
Last week PBS again posted online produced another full length 90 minute program relating to technology and education. Digital Nation focuses on digital learning, gaming, virtual reality, 21st century learning, socializing, parenting, virtual reality and many other topics.
It is well worth watching in its entirety. Overall , it is fairly balanced-it mentions the drawbacks and well as the unstoppable digital influence in society. It lets the viewer decide for themselves what the future and effect of technology will be.
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