Thursday, October 25, 2012

Privacy is Dead

Can I brag about my PLN again? PLN stands for Personal Learning Network or Professional Learning Network. These are the people that I follow and follow me most on Plurk but on Twitter and Facebook too. I first came across Matthew Hughes when he was a pimply faced teenager in high school in the UK.  We followed each other while he was in college but were never friends on Plurk until recently. And I am amazed at his growth and maturity. Yes, in a way I feel like he is one of my students or one of my kids. We have never met yet, but today he taught me something we all should realize, nothing is private on the Internet.  Here he is speaking about the death of privacy and how we can find out anything about anybody online!

Pretty heavy stuff and who would put a picture of their debit card online?

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Internet Safety

Lately I have been very impressed with some YouTube videos I have encountered on the subject of Internet Safety, Cyber Bullying, and Digital Footprints. I am very impressed with the video below.


On Saturday, October 20, 2012 I attended EdCamp Harrisburg held at Harrisburg University. Yes, I am a geek. I spent a full day at a conference that gave me no professional development credit and you know what. I loved every second of it.
It was my first time seeing the Pennsylvania State Capitol that close but it was my second EdCamp experience. And it did not dissapoint. I learned so many new things my head is still spinning. I learned what I need to upgrade on my MacBook Pro in order to creat e-textbooks for the iPad. I learned a few good websites for creating QR Code games ( and And I was one of the big winners. I won a year site license for Flocabulary! I can't wait to tell my principal tomorrow morning. I plan to use the Flocabulary video below with my students this week as we study the election process and if this video is any indication of what is available through Flocabulary, my students are going to love it!!!