Wednesday, March 9, 2011

President and First Lady Hosting Whitehouse Conference on Bullying Prevention

Tomorrow, March 10, the White House will be hosting parents, students, teachers, and community leaders for a conference on bullying prevention. You can watch the conference live and join in the discussion with bullying experts through an online chat. Please follow this link to see the President's video invitation to the event. You can also go to the website for more information and resources about bullying.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

$10,000 Internet Safety Video Contest

Trend Micro and the International Internet Safety Coalition have announced their second annual "What's Your Story" video contest. The contest is open to students ages 13 and up. The contest also accepts submissions from teachers and their classrooms. Each video entry is expected to address one or more of the following internet safety topics:
  1. Being a Good Online Citizen
  2. Using a Mobile Phone Wisely
  3. Maintaining Your Privacy Online

One grand prize of $10,000 will be awarded and six $500 prizes will also be given out for different categories. You can also check out last year's winners on the contest site.

This contest is a great vehicle to teach your students about issues of internet safety, as well as digital video storytelling, writing a story board, acting and teamwork.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

i-SAFE Internet Safety Curriculum Now Available via MyLearningPlan

We are pleased to make available i-SAFE's K-12 Internet Safety curriculum to all BPS educators. The interactive lesson plans, webcasts, and supplemental videos are being offered so all BPS educators can confidently teach their students appropriate online behavior, awareness and response regarding subjects such as cyber bullying, social networking, sexting, online predators, intellectual property and much more. In order to access the materials, you will need to sign-in to MyLearning Plan and search the district catalog for keyword: i-safe. Once you sign-up, please follow the instructions to access the i-SAFE site, which will allow you online access to grade-specific internet safety lesson plans.

Note: This is for Boston Public School use only, please do not share the district's subscription code with non-BPS personnel.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Resources for CyberSafety

The educational technology blog, Free Technology For Teachers, posted about Eleven Resources for Teaching & Learning Web Safety. Check out some of these sites for your classroom cyber safety lessons and pass them along to your student's parents!