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Congresswoman Susan Brooks Talks With Student Volunteers at Fishers Junior High and Joins Net Literacy’s Honorary Board!
Net Literacy’s Fishers Junior High chapter was honored by a visit from Congresswoman Brooks (Indiana’s 5th Congressional District), and the 15 student volunteers that met her and talked with her were thrilled! “I was so impressed when I learned about your leadership and what you were doing,” said Representative Brooks as she explained to the students why she felt what they were doing for the community is so important. “You are the reason that I ran for office,” she said, …
Indianapolis Public Schools, Indiana’s largest school district is using 46 Net Literacy student-created videos to help teach online safety. The videos were uploaded to IPSTube and can be viewed by clicking on this link: http://ipstube.ips.k12.in.us/search/?search_id=internet+safety&search_type=search_videos&x=0&y=0 They were also loaded to the IPS’s Curriculum Resources and their Technology Competencies. IPS is using the voice of net savvy teens to help students be safe while having fun online. For more information, contact [email protected]
One size does not fit all and Lone Eagle Consulting helps provide online training for rural remote, at-risk, and indigenous learners. We especially liked this focus on indigenous learners and wanted to share the following: The Self-directed Digital Literacy Training and Resource Guide for All Learners Lone Eagle Online Courses Community Training Resources Social Media Training Resources For additional information, please visit: http://lone-eagles.com/guides.htm
Collier, Lordan, Sheburne, and Kent Co-host “How Today’s Digital Natives Can Enhance their Online Reputations” on Google Education On Air
click on the link to watch Google Education On Air: http://youtu.be/gNjnqwJdwt4 . . Hangout information Saturday, December 8, 6pm Eastern Live on the Google+ page of Dan Kent Hashtag #netlit Send online reputation questions to: [email protected] . Session description This Google Education On Air provides practical and actionable strategies to students enhance their online reputation as they seek scholarships, employment, and admission to competitive colleges. We’ll also discuss today’s online reputation landscape and what’s in store for the future. What …
In 2003, a team of middle school students founded Net Literacy and today, middle school students are still making a difference! To read more, click on the image below or to read the article directly at At Fishers by clicking on this LINK.
Click on the video below to listen to Dave McClure’s sage insights and perspectives about the Internet, produced for South Africa’s iWeek 2012. . Dave McClure was elected a “Net Literacy Hero” in 2010 and is a member of Net Literacy’s Honorary Board.
If you’re a student (ages 13-21) and have about 60 seconds, you can submit 140 characters about what YOU wish your parents knew about technology. The prize – an Xbox Kinect! Net Literacy is a proud supporter of the Family Online Safety Institute and a Platform for Good. Make a difference and add to the thoughtful discourse on the Web – just click on the image below!
On September 23, 2012, Net Literacy discussed its student-empowered digital inclusion and digital literacy model to the United Nations Broadband Commissioners in New York City. Woven throughout the presentation, Net Literacy referenced its support of the Broadband Commission’s “B more” campaign and we asked the Commissioners to consider adding a fourth objective for the Working Group on Youth – to engage youth-managed and focused organizations to innovate, propose, and test practical and effective sustainable development solutions that engage and mobilize …
The Internet is a platform to do good and on September 12, 2012, a new website, A PLATFORM for GOOD is launching to help get the good word out and enable teens, teachers, and parents connect, share and do good online. This site is a project of the Family Online Safety Institute, a knowledgeable and trusted source of online safety information that Net Literacy endorses. A PLATFORM for GOOD provides a toolbox of actionable resources that we believe are particularly …