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Friday, October 6, 2017


Today you will say goodbye to Schoology and start with a new learning management system.
If you are sharing a computer you are each responsible for logging in.

Here's how:

  • One person uses CHROME and one person uses INTERNET EXPLORER


Log In to JupiterEd

  • Your username is your 6 digit Student ID number
    • Make sure the light blue is over STUDENT
  • I will give you your first password
  • On the 3rd line type Riverside High School, Yonkers and click on New York from the drop down menu
  • Click login
  • Now have to change your password right away


Look at the menu inside the blue panel on the left. Everything you need is right there.

  • Click on GRADES
  • You will see all the assignments
  • Click on POSTER - you will see a window appear with the title TURN IN A FILE
  • Click on FROM THIS COMPUTER and upload your quote poster from your network folder
  • REPEAT for the Digital Media, Copyrights and Wrongs and Online Community assignments.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

OBJECTIVE - Internet Privacy
Today you will be able to:

  • WRITE your the privacy policy for your online community


Today you will be able to:

  • What kinds of information do you want to collect about visitors to your site?
  • How will you use the information?
  • Will you use cookies?
  • Will you share the information you collect with third parties?
  • Do you want to give your visitors privacy options, so that they have choices about how the information will be used?


OPEN yesterday's WORD document and continue. Start a new paragraph and call it PRIVACY POLICY. FOR and then write the name of your online community.

To stay organized you can use these headings:

INFORMATION WE WILL COLLECT - describe what information you will be collecting

HOW WE WILL USE THIS INFORMATION - describe why you need it. That will help you decide why you need it in the first place and how you will use it as you develop your site.


What is your strategy (what do you do) with a site that asks for more information than you feel comfortable sharing, or that does not post a clear policy? Remember this: you can always leave a site if you don’t like the policy.

You can always ask an adult who may have access to privacy settings to check out the site or contact the site for more information.

The Federal Trade Commission provides an online Consumer Complaint Form.

* S * A * V * E * your work to your NETWORK folder

Check These Out - Student Activity Sheet And the Family Tip Sheet

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

OBJECTIVE - Internet Privacy
Today you will be able to:

  • OBSERVE and ANALYZE the factors that foster positive community, both offline and online.
  • IDENTIFY characteristics of websites that excel at creating positive online community.
  • DEMONSTRATE their understanding of how to build positive community online.

DO NOW - There are some very important words you need to know in order to understand what privacy means when you are online.

  • OPEN a new MS Word document
  • COPY these definitions into your new document:
    • ANONYMOUS: someone who can’t be identified based on the information at hand
    • COOKIES: small computer text files placed in your computer by the sites you visit that collect information about your computer system and the webpages you view
    • THIRD PARTY: a person or company other than you  and the owner of the website you visit
    • PRIVACY OPTIONS: choices a website might give you  about what it does with your information
  • SAVE your document and NAME it Internet Privacy

EXERCISE - Every website has a privacy policy. They can usually find this by looking at the small print at the bottom of the home page and finding the words “Privacy” or “Privacy Policy.”

  • In pairs, one of you visits How Stuff Works and the other visit Google.
  • Find the Privacy Policy
  • OPEN the What's Private Student Handout
  • On your Word document, and take notes:
    • Which words did you find on the site?
    • Answer the questions about personal information and privacy options.
    • TYPE your answers in the WORD document.

* S * A * V * E * your work to your NETWORK folder


  • Do you mind that the site collects information about you? Why or why not?
  • Does it make a difference what kind of information your site collects about you?
  • What do you get in return for the information? Is the exchange worth it to you?

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

OBJECTIVE - Building Community Online
Today you will be able to:

  • DESIGN your own online community

DISCUSSION view the screenshots HERE

  • How do some of the websites we talked about yesterday fit the definition of social media?  

  • What would happen to each site if it failed to build an online community?  

  • What do you think might happen to these sites if they were full of negative, disrespectful, or inaccurate content?


OPEN your ONLINE COMMUNITY paper from yesterday
Start WRITING the premise of your online community:

  1. Specify what type of community it will be:
  2. Social or professional NETWORK
    Blog or Microblog
    Photo and Video sharing
    Reviews and Quality Ratings
    Collective Intelligence
  3. Make the purpose of your community clear to users
    Who is your intended population? And how do you plan to attract them?
  4. What social media features will your website have for fostering community?
  5. Choose four features and explain how you will use each one.
  6. Explain why you believe each will help build a sense of community.
  7. How will you involve users in some way? What features are you loonking for in your membership?
  8. How do you plan to build relationships with users who have strong voices or are very active?
  9. Encourage debates, but make sure users feel safe. 
  10. Describe how you will look to members to recruit their friends.
  11. How will you allow users to help run parts of the site?


Monday, October 2, 2017

OBJECTIVE - Building Community Online
Today you will be able to:

  • OBSERVE  and ANALYZE the factors that foster positive community, both offline and online.

  • IDENTIFY characteristics of websites that excel at creating positive online community.

  • DEMONSTRATE their understanding of how to build positive community online.

How can websites foster community online?

We are going to look at websites that foster positive community. We will explore the factors that increase community engagement on the Internet (social media messaging and sharing photos, videos, information or opinions).

OPEN the DOWNLOADS folder and OPEN the file
SAVE AS and name it Online COMMUNITY

Take notes as we discuss different types of online communities. In the back of your mind, think about what type YOU would like to start.




Thursday, September 28, 2017

OBJECTIVE - Copyrights and Wrongs
Today you will be able to

  • Identify the legal and ethical considerations involved in using the creative work of others.
  • Understand an individual's rights and responsibilities as a creator and consumer of content.
  • Practice critical thinking and ethical decision making about the use of creative works.

Google search the meaning of COPYRIGHT, CREATIVE COMMONS and PUBLIC DOMAIN http://www.cyberbee.com/copyrt.htm
  • OPEN MS Word and write the definitions.
    • NAME your document COPYRIGHTS AND WRONGS
    • SAVE it to your network folder.

Learn the best websites for creative commons images:

(even though these areblocked in school, they are reliable sources. Check them out at home)
https://openclipart.org/ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page


The Vegetable Farmers Association wants us to use a picture of beef so let’s search Google for images of cattle: look for the source of the picture and see if there is a watermark.

EXPLAIN what a watermark means

How can we make responsible choices when I use other people’s creative work? we are now working in an advertising agency. We have been hired by The Vegetable Farmers of America (VFA) to create print and billboard ads that encourage people to become vegetarians. These ads will be used in magazines and billboards nationwide.

We have gone through hundreds of images for them and have decided on five. It is your job to make the final decision on which of the five images to use. The photos, along with their source information, are in this packet.

Choose a photo that you believe will encourage someone to become a vegetarian, but be sure to also consider how the photo was originally used and how it is copyrighted.

For each photo, we need you to answer the following questions:

  1. Who owns the photo? Who holds the copyright for the photo (if anyone), and who gets paid for its use? Is it protected by copyright, available for free public use via Creative Commons, in the public domain, or some other way? In other words, what do we need to do to use the photo legally?
  2. Who created the photo? What was it originally used for, and what does it show? How do you think the creator might feel about having us use the photo in our ad campaign?
  3. Is the photo right for our ad campaign? To answer this question, you need to think about how the VFA might feel about having us use the photo in their ad campaign, and how the public might respond to an ad that uses this photo

Look at each picture in the student handout. Read the information about each one. Talk it over in small groups and decide if the picture is suitable for the Vegetable Farmers Association ad or not:



In your MS Word document, write the answer to the following

Decide which kind of license is best for each student’s work. Copyright, Creative Commons or public domain:

  1. An original song that Janelle doesn’t want anyone to copy or distribute without her permissionwant
  2. A digital illustration that Sasha wants credit for but doesn’t mind if others use without her permission
  3. An original documentary that Dom wants complete ownership of in case the documentary makes money
  4. An article that Ryan finds in a government database
  5. A collection of photos that Artie wants credit for but doesn’t care if others use
  6. A photo that Marcus wants others to share and use however they want for the purpose of creating new artwork.

Wednesday, September 26, 2017

OBJECTIVE - Digital Media
Today you will be able to:

  • Explore the role that media plays in your life
  • Understand basic statistics about the 'current' digital landscape
  • Reflect on the positive and negative impact digital media has on you (and society)

Explain your answer and give details 

  • How big a role do digital media (Internet, texting, video games) play in your life (a little, some a lot)?
  • What are your favorite and LEAST favorite things to do with digital media?
  • Do you connect with others or create things with digital media?
  • What are the positivie and not-so-positive aspects of having digital media in your life?

What do you think?

Which of the following are the positive nad negative aspects of using digital media:

  1. Private information can be copied and sent to anyone
  2. You can stay in touch with friends easily
  3. Many fun things online are free
  4. You may spend leass time with others face to face

What does 'digital citizenship' mean?

  1. Any information about you on the internet
  2. Using digital media safely, responsibly and respectully
  3. An online membership
  4. Not giving credit to else's work

Which of the following is an exaple of digital media?

  1. Computers
  2. Social network sites
  3. Video games
  4. All of the above

What about these questions?


Open Microsoft Word

  1. Type your definition of digital media
  2. Compose a paragraph describing what you think 'digital citizenship ' means
  3. SAVE your document to your network folder: name it 9-26 Digital Media

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