Category: Digital Citizenship

How do we create responsible, creative, essential online identities? How do we use technology effectively and responsibly–and teach that to our students? What should be the role of technology in education and society at large? These posts consider those questions.

The Password is…

Let’s be real: Should you reuse passwords? Of course not! Do you? Probably…I know I do. Should you share passwords with anyone else? Of course not, again! Do you? Well…I do.  And how do you keep track of your passwords?…

Phishing Explained

“Don’t click on that link–it’s phishing!” Phishing (pronounced “fishing”) is when scammers attempt to trick you into giving them pieces of your personal information. With that info, they may be able to access your online accounts. Some phishing attempts look…

Facebook’s Privacy Settings

Social media is a blessing and a curse–sometimes, simultaneously! The price we pay for staying in touch is a loss of privacy, and that is true in multiple ways, depending how philosophical a person is inclined to be. You have…

Keeping Your Passwords Secure

The article “15 Tips to Better Passwords” by Robert Siciliano, who is a McAfee Consultant and Identity Theft Expert, offers some very helpful tips for creating strong passwords and keeping them secure. Here are a few of the most helpful hints: Using…

Don’t Be A Pirate Part 2

Often, we assume that using published materials for classroom use is legal–and it is…to an extent. However, the guidelines for legal use are very specific. Stanford University’s Copyright and Fair Use website provides an overview of current copyright law as relating…

Don’t be a Pirate!

Are you an accidental pirate? Do you pillage photos, graphics, and designs from online searches, using them for “educational use” without getting permission from the owners? If so, you’re not alone! Thanks to easy access, most of us have done…