Cybersmart is a national cybersafety and cybersecurity education program managed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), as part of the Australian Government's commitment to cybersafety. The program is specifically designed to meet the needs of its target audiences of children, young people, parents, teachers and library staff.
Cyberstrong Schools: A program developed by the Child Health Protection Research Centre, the Public Education Endowment Trust and Edith Cowan University.
Do Something.org: 11 facts about cyberbullying; Take action against cyber bullying.
Kids Helpline: Explains cyberbullying and how to recognise it.
ThinkuKnow.co.uk: "Come in to find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. If you look after young people there’s an area for you too – with resources you can use in the classroom or at home. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online."
Social media refers to interaction among people in which they create, share, and/or exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks. Andreas Kaplan and Michael Haenlein define social media as "a group of Internet-based applications that build on the ideological and technological foundations of Web 2.0, and that allow the creation and exchange of user-generated content." Furthermore, social media depend on mobile and web-based technologies to create highly interactive platforms through which individuals and communities share, co-create, discuss, and modify user-generated content. They introduce substantial and pervasive changes to communication between organizations, communities, and individuals.
ACMA: Kids Online: Get some tips on how to keep safe online.
Aussie Teens Online: Research into the behaviour of teens online.
- The Twitter Guidebook
- The Facebook Guidebook
Learn to Touch Type
Doorway Online: The touch typing tutor that takes learners from the home keys to mastery of the whole keyboard and typing sentences.
Free Typing Game.net: Learn to touch type, play games and test your skill.
Keyboarding Games: Keyboarding games teach important skills through a variety of online typing lessons and typing games
Peter's Online Typing Course: Everything here necessary for you to become an accomplished typist in the shortest amount of time possible.
Typing Rocket: A fun way to learn to type, you have 60 seconds to hit the letters on the rockets.
Canva: Free design software that is simple to use, fast and effective.
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: This Canadian site offers a range of articles, links, reviews of educational web tools, guides and video tutorials focusing on integrating technology into the classroom.
NMC Horizon Report: Focuses on trends and challenges that will impact on schools, the role of teachers, BYOD and more.
Online tools for common tasks: A few suggestions for web apps that you can find in the Google Chrome Web Store or that simply work directly in your browser without the need of an app. These work in the Chrome browser, on a desktop or laptop, and of course they work on Chromebooks.