Tuesday, August 1, 2017

2017 GAME: EDU: Digital citizenship: "Be Internet Awesome " Awesome needs public demonstration

Digital citizenship:  "Be Internet Awesome " 
Awesome needs public demonstration
A good start, but keeping safe just makes you safe.   You are not awesome till the people around you can see you use your superpowers.

"Be Internet Awesome, a program developed in concert with the Family Online Safety Institute, the Internet Keep Safe Coalition and ConnectSafely, educates kids about digital citizenship in interactive ways, including an online game." 
Google Partners with ISTE/Others to Create Digital Citizenship Game
  • Bullets bounce off Superman
  • But that is only awesome if you see somebody shoot at him.
  • If nobody shoots at him, he is only the mild-mannered Clark Kent.  

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    Metaverse events, current and upcoming

    Genre Short Poetry Workshop-Tue, 8/1, 7pm SLT

    This week Arabella Nemeth is guest host for the Short Poetry Workshop. In Genre Poetry, we craft poems to match concepts and imagery with the vocabulary used to express them. The intent is to write in the style of the genre, not so much to make the genre a topic. So join us to learn, write and share your poems. East Cookie, Cookie (185, 121, 23)


    Think about what the learner wants

    Learning objectives for the game

    • Be Internet Smart and think before sharing
    • Be Internet Alert and don’t fall for fake news
    • Be Internet Strong and keep personal information private
    • Be Internet Kind and stay nice online
    • Be Internet Brave and speak if you see something bad

    Which of these is awesome power to a child, tween, or teen?

    • None of the above, I suspect. 
    • Those all look like propaganda of the parents.
    • Real power: you get a good enough score, you get something good.
    • Maybe access for you and 3 of your friends to a popular web-based game.  
    • A one-hour free trial for a game that otherwise costs.
    • Some game company might support that as promotion.  
    • Less power, but more satisfaction to educators: research skills.
    • Skills for web-based research go way beyond Google search.
    • Digital citizenship instruction should have a digital module to teach that.
    • Other low-power rewards might be of value if they had local support.  
    • A certificate might earn credit in a class. 


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    News and Notes

    HG links-- depending on your interests 

    Communities in the virtual worlds

    Radio in the virtual worlds

    Metaverse beginner help

    The Hypergrid WIP Show

    • The Hypergrid WIP is a one hour "show & tell" of works in progress. 
    • Everyone is invited.  Building, scripting, entertainment-- whatever you are working on.
    • Selby may capture video of presentations in voice, for posting on YouTube.
    • The WIP show normally meets on 2 Sundays a month at 12 pm California time.
    • The show meets at the Pandora location on the second Sunday 
    • But will not meet in the summer.
    • And at Cookie II on the fourth Sunday.  
    • To keep up with the WIP meetings, join the Kitely group, Work in progress.

    Next WIP meeting

      • Sunday August 27, noon SLT (California) time
      • Cookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)
      • HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TP
      • grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II 
      • In Kitely, put Cookie II into the find bar of the world map. 
      • Suspended for Summer: Pandora Location: (second Sunday of the month)
      • Pandora allows presenters to run high threat OSSL functions.
      • world.narasnook.com:8900
      • Put the line above in your World Map next to Find.  Click FindTP
      • At Narasnook, use World Map to search for Pandora

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