This computer lab will introduce attendees to the ways they are tracked on the Internet by marketing companies. Recent studies by the Wall Street Journal indicate the nation’s 50 most visited websites installed, on average, 64 pieces of tracking technology onto visitors’ computers without their knowledge.
To youth, sharing and collaborating online comes naturally. They download, copy, and mix images and music, re-purposing the work of others into something new. Similarly, to adults, mixing graphics or music found online with one’s own original writing seems a logical way to build presentation slides.
Newsletters can help a group’s leadership keep in touch with its members. Today, many groups are shifting from printed newsletters to e-newsletters to save money and time and improve group communications.
It’s nearly spring, and before the weather gets too nice to stay indoors, it’s time for a clean up—for your computer, that is. Computers run faster and more efficiently when the data stored on the hard drive are minimized and well organized.
The Socratic method of teaching has been around since, well, Socrates. Posing a question to a student, letting him work through the answer before giving it, rephrasing the question—it’s a time-tested way of encouraging critical thinking. But the Socratic method works best one-on-one or in small groups.
Youth create a social issue video and post it on YouTube. After a tweet, retweets, and more tweets, the video goes viral. That issue that youth care about is suddenly all over the net and receiving broad traditional media attention. With a simple click of the mouse, youth voices are being heard—loudly. What’s going on?
Voice Thread, Prezi, Voki and other tech tools might be considered the next “shiny objects” to chase, but this session will give the opportunity to experiment with, apply, and demonstrate the use of web based applications that can strengthen an educational program or be utilized among coworkers as collaborative tools.
On schematic diagrams of computing architecture, the Internet is often represented as a nebulous cloud. “Cloud computing” allows users to work on files housed on the Internet without having to know where they are or even what program they are using.