Monthly Archive: April 2012

Apr 29

Driving the web (without a licence)

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I think it’s not only a matter of what the Web is but more of what it will become. When I was a kid, I did not know there were different kinds of cars and had not the slightest clue of how engines worked, yet I learned how to drive when I was 13 without …

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Apr 20

A teenager’s battle continues

In Danah Boyd‘s article on ‘bullying’ I was pleasantly reminded that the Internet is not the real problem among teenager bullying each other. It is just another tool in that teenage battle. Likewise, it is also a tool that is forcing us to think about how we need to continue to help teenagers. In another article I read …

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Apr 12

Up the “AUP ladder”

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Schools are moving toward updating or creating AUP. This is not something new and many schools already have something in place whether created by teachers, admin, parents or other outside parties such as a school board of directors. It is common practice to ask members of a school/organization to sign an AUP before they are …

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Apr 05

Privatus?

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   Privacy (which comes from the Latin word privatus), is the ability of an individual or group to seclude themselves or information about themselves and thereby reveal themselves selectively. Privatus literarily means to be separated from the rest, deprived of something. To me this seems most ironic to want and/or expect privacy when we are using the internet, which …

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