Cyberbullying

Prompt 1

One take away from the video is that it changed my perspective.  Before watching it, I didn’t really feel any sympathy about the situation.  After watching the video, I was able to see how this was different than someone getting caught cheating.  This was in the public eye, so it wasn’t just in front of the normal social circle, it was in front of the world  Everyone makes mistakes, so I can imagine how hard it can be to do that for everyone to see.  One word that comes to mind, for me, is change.  Again, I didn’t really feel sorry until think about the situation and how it was different for her.  We’ve all made mistakes and have probably been embarrassed when it’s been noticed by others.  Now imagine if the whole world witnessed your mistakes.

If this was during the social media time, this would have been way worse.  It would have been all over the the applications and I would imagine that she would have to shut down her accounts for a while to avoid any harassment and possible threats.  To cope with the “shame game”, individuals need to be taught how to about netiquette. They need to know mind their own business and be nice to others online.  I believe that reminding others that everyone messes up and asking if they would like to be attacked, when that time comes, is a good question to ask.  People make mistakes and this “canceled culture” isn’t making life easy for anyone.  No one is perfect and everyone should realize that and try to help people learn from their mistakes, in a positive way, rather than live in fear.

Prompt 2

If I had unlimited resources, I would create a digital citizenship course for all students.  I think it would be best, for all students in the district.  Students, younger and younger, are going online and I would like to prepare them.  I would have different courses for the different age groups.  It would be great for students in the district, since the beginning, because they would see the natural progression of the courses and consistently learn and be reminded of digital citizenship.  I think it would be great to supplement these courses by having posters throughout the schools about digital citizenship.  I would also like to add that have mini assemblies, using guest speakers that have firsthand accounts on aspects of digital citizenship.  It would be powerful for students to see how digital citizenship or lack there of can have an impact on an individual.

Copyrights

Prompt 1

The White Paper made some good points about separating Library of Congress and the U.S Copyright Office. The U.S Copyright Office may not be up to date with technology, but they still have a plan in place to build up their sources.  Seeing as the years have gone on, the number of copyrights have growing and growing, this can be a factor.  Since the Library of Congress is using a system that is not as up to date, because they were created before the technology surge.  In the current time, I believe sources and databases need a different approach.

Tepp, S. & Oman,R. (2015 October). a 21st copyright office:the conservative case for reform. Retrieved from  https://learn-us-east-1-prod-fleet01-xythos.s3.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/5c082f78d4ba4/2595237?response-content-disposition=inline%3B%20filename%2A%3DUTF-8%27%27Hudson%2520Institute_White%2520Paper%25282%2529.pdf&response-content-type=application%2Fpdf&X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Date=20190913T042503Z&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host&X-Amz-Expires=21600&X-Amz-Credential=AKIAIBGJ7RCS23L3LEJQ%2F20190913%2Fus-east-1%2Fs3%2Faws4_request&X-Amz-Signature=088efdd014f3a2d3b80cbaff7f35a4d1704a4bcb64720588292c040aba1eb0a8

 

Prompt 2

Plagiarism is when someone takes another person’s work and tries to take credit for it, by trying to pass it off as their own.  An example of this is when an individual writes a paper, takes a a quote from a source and doesn’t cite it.

Copyright Infringement is pretty much using an individual’s work in a way that is not allowed.  An example is using an image in an advertisement, without permission.

Attribution is when an credit is given to a source that was used.  An example of this is citing a source, for a paper.

Transformation is when an individual’s work is being used in a different way than it was supposed to used. An example is when new music uses clips or inspired parts of songs, of old songs.

References:

Bailey. J (2013 October 7). The difference between copyright infringement and plagiarism. Retrieved from https://www.plagiarismtoday.com/2013/10/07/difference-copyright-infringement-plagiarism/

Life as a Digital Native

Prompt 1:

As teachers we have all seen the impact of technology on us and our students.  My district is lucky enough to be able to provide Chromebooks for all students, in our high school.  So in our case, at school, there isn’t a lack of technology.  Every student I have has a cell phone.  Needless to say, they are consumed by technology on the daily.  Even though I haven’t been exposed to technology, as much as my students, I consider myself to be  digital native.  I’ve always had access to a computer and a cellphone by 6th grade.  I can totally relate to the attraction of complete accessibility to technology.

Although I can relate, in some aspects, to the students I feel that it definitely impacts them socially and educationally.  Socially, I notice students are drawn to screen time of the phone instead of face time with people.  Students seem to opt to go on social media and watch hours on hours of Youtube and Netflix, rather than hang out with their friends.  Educationally, students have the technology to be able to complete online assignments and classes.  Students that don’t have room in their schedules are now able to complete online or hybrid courses.  This is a huge positive and solves a variety of scheduling issues.  Students are able to also use and experience education applications or programs and get practice, through use in their classes. There are pros and cons to this easy access to technology, the way it’ll be successful is with monitoring by adults.

The most dangerous threats, pertaining to accessing and sharing, deal with what our students share.  Some students, behind the screen, aren’t afraid to bully and say what they want.  Others over share, on the Internet, and this can put them in danger or get them in trouble.  There are cases when students post inappropriate material or give personal information to strangers. Another common trend I notice, is influencers.  On social media, people tend to post the good and it’s not realistic.  If one of our students start to compare themselves to these impossible standards, it can lead to negative thoughts and actions.

Prompt 2:

A digital footprint is the mark that an individual leaves on the digital world.  If a digital footprint is intentional, the individual posts content related to them on purpose.  They mean to send the pictures or information into the digital world.  So if I post a picture to instagram of myself, that is an intentional digital footprint that I’m leaving.  A digital footprint is unintentional if someone other than the individual shares pictures or information about them. An example of an unintentional digital footprint is if a newspaper posts an article and picture of an individual, from an an event.

Students can deliberately cultivate a digital footprint, by gearing a web page or social media towards career or personal interests.  Students can also create ePortfolios.  It can be a basic one for jobs or a content specific one for photography.  Students should include an ePortfolio, because it’ll leave a positive digital footprint.  If perspective schools, employers or coaches find an ePortfolio, it’ll make a lasting and positive impression on outside individuals.