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Monday, August 6

  1. msg Last wiki collaboration message posted Last wiki collaboration I added some info regarding how to flag videos and report abuse on YouTube and also some informatio…
    Last wiki collaboration
    I added some info regarding how to flag videos and report abuse on YouTube and also some information about other video sites that could be alternatives. Will review the wiki again this afternoon and see what else we might need.

    I think this topic is a tricky one to figure out how to do on a wiki. Thanks for getting this all going.
    6:28 am

Sunday, August 5

  1. page Group A 7-C-2 edited ... Inform them to make their video "private". The following steps and link will provide…
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    Inform them to make their video "private". The following steps and link will provide them with information on how to share their video with classmates and parents only: http://support.google.com/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=157177.
    Another option would be to disable comments. The following link provides the steps to do so: http://support.google.com/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=58123
    Use this as a "teachable moment" to review YouTube's Community Guidelines so students are familiar both with what they can post and what they can identify and report as abuse.
    Response to Parents:
    Call Olivia's parents first and let them know about the situation, although Olivia may have already informed them. Tell the parents that the administration is aware of the situation and if further action is required they will be informed.
    Draft a letter and email that explains the situation to the parents of the other students in the class. The content of the letter can detail the incident and what was done to rectify the situation.
    The letter can also provide students with the steps to change the privacy settings on the site.
    Response to Authorities, including YouTube:
    YouTube has a very clear set of Community Guidelines located at http://www.youtube.com/t/community_guidelines
    This comment is in violation of those guidelines.
    Initiate higher level safety students' videos. See further instructions below for options and details regarding how to do this.
    Block the user from making any further comments or from trying to contact the person who uploaded the video. Follow this link for instructions on how to block a user.
    Flag the user's videos. This is something the teacher should do in this situation, not ask the student to revisit the offender's videos. The "flag" button is located directly under every video, just to the right of the "Share" button. YouTube has reviewers on duty 24/7 and tries to respond as quickly as possible, often removing offending videos in a matter of a couple hours.
    Report the user using YouTube's Help and Safety Tool If YouTube finds your report to be founded, the user's account will be removed from YouTube and further comments blocked. This will not, however, prevent the user from opening another account under a different name, so make sure to implement safety protocols as stated in item 1.
    If the comments seem to put the student in danger, law enforcement should be contacted.

    YouTube Safety Resources:
    The following links provide helpful tips on how to keep students safe on You Tube and can be provided in the letter sent home to parents:
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    You also have the option to lock Safety Mode on your browser. This option prevents others from changing the Safety Mode setting on this browser. Once Safety Mode is locked, it will remain on even after you sign out. To use this option, click the Save and lock Safety Mode on this browser button.
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    Be Prepared
    Many schools don't allow access to YouTube at all. In this case, they do, but we don't know if it is a long standing practice or a recent change. Be prepared that after an incident such as this, there may be demands from parents, administration or tech staff to prohibit YouTube access. In order to keep this successful assignment, you may need to be prepared to present counter arguments regarding why and under what conditions YouTube should remain accessible. You may also need to come up with alternative sites or processes the students can use to share their videos, such as TeacherTube or Vimeo. These sites are not completely abuse-proof, but tend to have a smaller pool of users and are more likely to be accessed for professional and educational purposes instead of social.

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    4:29 pm
  2. msg Gayle's plan message posted Gayle's plan These are all high school students. I debated about that role - it certainly isn't one I want them…
    Gayle's plan
    These are all high school students. I debated about that role - it certainly isn't one I want them to practice - but couldn't think of another good way to get them to look more critically at what they post. Part of the beauty of this program is that class size is limited to 12 and there is typically a selection process so even before the class starts, the teacher has a pretty good idea of who the kids are. Might be good for me to add that as a caveat in the lesson plan. Thanks for the feedback.
    3:36 pm
  3. msg Gayle's plan message posted Gayle's plan I agree that would be a good option. Thanks for the suggestion. I was trying to write the lesson …
    Gayle's plan
    I agree that would be a good option. Thanks for the suggestion. I was trying to write the lesson plan so that it could work for multiple LRP teachers and tried to pick the lowest common denominator for them. It would be best, I think, to list several options there, depending on what classroom technology the teacher has available. Great idea.
    3:32 pm
  4. msg Jen's plan message posted Jen's plan Most are hand-outs that I have scanned on to my website so that students can take a paper copy or r…
    Jen's plan
    Most are hand-outs that I have scanned on to my website so that students can take a paper copy or read the document on-line.
    5:23 am
  5. msg Gayle's letter message posted Gayle's letter Your letter was very thorough in terms of explaining the different aspects of the assignment. The…
    Gayle's letter
    Your letter was very thorough in terms of explaining the different aspects of the assignment.
    The part that I thought was intriguing included the explanation of student journal entries and the suggestion that parents could comment also. That is an excellent way of connecting the community and urging parents to take an active role in their student's learning. I may use this!
    5:02 am
  6. msg Gayle's plan message posted Gayle's plan Very interesting lesson. I found it to be a very creative approach to evaluating technology, specif…
    Gayle's plan
    Very interesting lesson. I found it to be a very creative approach to evaluating technology, specifically the various roles provided. My only suggestion or question is how old are the students involved? The role of "stalker" would have to be assigned to a very mature student, I would assume.
    4:58 am
  7. msg Jen's plan message posted Jen's plan Hey Jen. Great lesson that would work well with many different levels. I was wondering-do you have …
    Jen's plan
    Hey Jen. Great lesson that would work well with many different levels. I was wondering-do you have links to primary source documents or are they handouts that you use?
    4:51 am
  8. msg Lori's Lesson Plan message posted Lori's Lesson Plan Great plan Lori. I think it is perfect for middle school students to explore the use of wikis. Sin…
    Lori's Lesson Plan
    Great plan Lori. I think it is perfect for middle school students to explore the use of wikis.
    Since I am required to give a suggestion, the only thing I could think of was whether or not it would be difficult for someone to monitor the use of the Smartboard for screenshots during study halls or after school. I am unsure if there is a technology teacher at you school to aid with this.
    4:45 am
  9. msg Michelle's Lesson Plan message posted Michelle's Lesson Plan No! Team means group--it is a group assignment. I would preselect groups, as in cooperative learnin…
    Michelle's Lesson Plan
    No! Team means group--it is a group assignment. I would preselect groups, as in cooperative learning.
    4:41 am

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