It is difficult for users to keep up with what is new and important in the world of digital technology. This page has been created to provide some resources for teachers/parents/users on some of the latest technological changes. There are some resources that are specifically tied to the Digital Citizenship in Schools book. To access all these resources please see the Digital Citizenship handbook on the Publications page.
Social networking sites such as Facebook™ and MySpace™ have become very popular among students as well as adults. These sites allow users to communicate and share information. These sites can be accessed anywhere there is an Internet connection including Smartphones. All users need to be aware of the information that is shared on these sites to protect their identity as well as friends.
With the popularity of the blog, online users have gone one better. Instead of just written journals the podcast allows for auditory programs to be produced for anyone to download to an MP3 player. Many people are using the podcasts to create information for others to learn, it also allows for users to take the information with them where ever they take their player. Twitter
Twitter is a micro-blogging site. It allows users to post short messages (or Tweets) of 140 characters or less. The origin of Twitter started with cell phones (this is the reason for the small number of characters) but has grown beyond its original idea. Users enjoy Tweeting as it is a quick and easy way to share information.
Resources from the Digital Citizenship in Schools handbook.