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Me vs Me

I am planning projects for the year to come, and as part of a unit on Digital Citizenship I am trying to get students to think about the way they project (or create identities) for themselves. I will be asking them to compare their identity within their own family to their identity online. This is what I call "Me vs Me" (a nod to the old Mad comic "Spy vs Spy"), and students will be asked to create a visual representation of these two facets of themselves. To make it clear what I mean I put together the following example work...I hope no one takes it seriously:

Thanks to Bbpics on Wikimedia Commons for the image of the model.


Online Safety

This presentation, which I prepared for an assembly at my school, might be useful for educating secondary students about staying safe online. It focuses on the various dangers and how they can be avoided. Thumbnail image by brunogirin on Flickr.…

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Margaret Gould Stewart: How YouTube Thinks About Copyright

http://www.ted.com/talks/margaret_stewart_how_youtube…

Copyright is an area of immense interest for me: I cannot say exactly why, but I think it is to do with the interplay of creativity, reward and culture. I mostly think of copyright as being a battle between the content creators and content …

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Comics

I love comics, and am often amazed not only by how funny they can be, but also how much can be learned from them. Growing up I was a regular reader of Calvin & Hobbes, The Far Side and Mad Magazine. As I …

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BibMe: Fast & Easy Bibliography Maker

http://www.bibme.org/

Whilst citing references is certainly a vital part of academic research, it is also very tedious. By helping to create and format references according to a given system (e.g. Harvard, APA, etc), BibMe makes this task a lot easier. Simply search for the item …

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JigZone.com Jigsaw Puzzle Games

http://www.jigzone.com/

Take a picture and turn it into a jigsaw. Embed it in your blog, and use it as a tool to engage students.…

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Tartan Maker

http://www.tartanmaker.com/

Generate unique and colourful tartan patterns for use in web and graphic design.…

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Down for everyone or just me?

http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/

Can’t access a website? Use this service to see if the site is down for everyone, or just you.…

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Pixastic

http://editor.pixastic.com

Pixtastic is an online image editor (as well as being a JavaScript library). As such, it provides a quick, free and easy way to edit images online (meaning you do not need to install any desktop software). This makes it really useful if you …

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Free Documentaries Online

http://freedocumentaries.org/

Great collection of free documentaries on a wide range of topics. This site represents a goldmine of material for encouraging students to question the status quo, and look at the world outside of their own experience.…

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