YOUR NAME: Suzanne McGuirk
YOUR SUBJECT OR GRADE: Radiology, College Jr. & Sr.

A. Web 2.0 Safety Article:
I found Nancy Willard’s article “A web 2.0 approach to Internet Safety” to be both interesting and informative. As technology constantly changes, security measures are also in need of modification.
I’m a little confused with the heading “Five Key Components” and the listing of six? Probably a typo? But, I think that the components that are listed are important. They all are relevant issues and most are very difficult to address. In terms of educational use, keeping students on task is an important issue. The better prepared the teacher, the less likely the students will loose interest and get distracted. Unfortunately, sometimes when a teacher is well prepared and the activity is engaging, there are still students that will “wander” on the internet.
I think that appropriate supervision and monitoring is the key to effective use of technology in the classroom. The article suggests the collection of student history files and I think that would be a great method of monitoring students. I think that with proper supervision & monitoring, a school can properly document a student’s accidental access to porn, which unfortunately can happen. If properly supervised by qualified teachers, I think that the number of such occurrences would be limited.
In terms of internet safety and responsible use in education, I think that the responsibility to protect children is two-fold. Both educators and parents have to be aware and proficient at maintaining proper internet safety practices. I agree that “school is an important conduit for providing information to parents”. Although it is ultimately a parent’s responsibility to monitor their child’s computer use at home, schools can help facilitate this by supplying them with the information and tools to do so. What I find to be a frightening truth is that oftentimes, the kids know so much about technology that it’s difficult to keep up with them in terms internet safety.
I like the “How’s Your School Doing” portion of this article. It raises some great questions in terms of assessing the effectiveness of an educational facility.

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C. The resourse that I have chosen to visit is The Cradle of Aviaiton in Garden City, N.Y.

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Name of the resource site/museum: Cradle of Aviaiton
A description of the resource site/museum: Aerospace Museum
Address :Cradle of Aviation
Charles Lindbergh Blvd.
Garden City, NY 11530

Telephone number: (516) 572-4111
Hours of operation:

9:30 - 2:00 Tuesday (6/21 - 9/6 open until 5:00)
9:30 - 5:00 Wednesday - Sunday
Closed Mondays

Fees if any General Admission: $9
Visitors over 65: $8
Members: FREE

Children under 1: FREE

Website of the resource (if it has an online presence):
URL of a google map of this resource site/museum
Directions to Cradle of Aviaition


I chose the Cradle of Aviation because I thought that it would be an ineteresting fieldtrip. The history of flight is intriguing for students because it takes them back to a time that they can't even imagine being real. A time when "flying" meant being in a hot air balloon or on a glider and not being in a plane. The can see how flight has evolved and the huge role that technology has played in the process.

Admission to the museum is minimal at $8 - $9 per person. They offer group rate discounts to reduce the cost for classes.
Content that can be addressed on such a fieldtrip would address the following ISTE Standards:

ISTE Standards: Information obtained from:

Research and Information Fluency "Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. Students: a.plan strategies to guide inquiry.b.locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media.c.evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.d.process data and report results".

Students will use research techniques in gathering information from websites, while on the fieldtrip and from other sources. For all assignments they will be required to collect, sort and organize this information for use in their projects.

Creativity and Innovation "Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology".

Students will demonstrate creativity through the production of voicethreads, timelines and podcasts. They will organize information in a creative and innovative manner to make their project interesting
Voicethreads, Podcasts and Timeline

Communication and Collaboration "Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Students: a.interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.b.communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.c.develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures.d.contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems".

Students will collaborate on the voicethread project, each adding their own text and audio to create a complete voicethread.
Students will communicate through the use of text and audio. The use of text will be evident in the essay writing portion of each assignment and in the voicethread assignment. Audio communication will be part of both the voicethread and podcast assignment. These assignemtns will improve the students ability to effectively communicate information.

Low Level Learner Documents

Pre-visit Assignment - Assessment/Assignment Instruction Sheet - Scoring Rubric (PDF file):

Pre-visit Assignment - Assessment/Assignment Instruction Sheet - Scoring Rubric (Word File):


Intermediate Level Learner Documents

Pre-visit Assignment - Assessment/Assignment Instruction Sheet - Scoring Rubric (PDF File):

Pre-visit Assignment - Assessment/Assignment Instruction Sheet - Scoring Rubric (Word File):

Exemplar: ****Early History of Flight Timeline****

Advanced Level Learner Documents

Pre-visit Assignment - Assessment/Assignment Instruction Sheet - Scoring Rubric (PDF file):

Pre-visit Assignment - Assessment/Assignment Instruction Sheet - Scoring Rubric (Word File):

Exemplar ****Podcas**t**

Web 2.0 Tools, Why I Chose Them & Challanges
Low-Level Learners: -It allows me to select photos that I want to make sure the students can recognize and identify the events and it also allows them the fredom to add their own photos. Students have options in terms of adding comments. They can add audio or simply type text as a response.I chose to use this with my Low-Level assignment because I think that it is easy to use and errors are easily resolved.The only challange I may see students having is if they want to move around pictures to put them in a different order. It gets a bit confusing at times.

Intermediate Learners: - This is a great tool to create a timeline of events. For the pre-trip activity I refered students to a site containing a timeline. They used this timeline to collect information. I thought that after the trip and the collection of information, it would be interesting for students to create their own timeline. I chose this activity for my intermediate-level group because gathering and organizing information for the timeline is a bit more difficult. These students would need to have the ability to gather and organize information from the trip and apply it accurately to their timeline. Some challanges I think the students might face would be in the creation of the timeline. Putting their information in the proper order and deciding what to include will porbably be time consuming. In terms of the tool being used, I think that students will be challanged and yet pleased with the end result.

High-Level Learners: & I chose these tools because I think that it is of value to the students to be familiar with how they work and their uses. Audacity is a great resource for recording audio and converting it to mp3 or other audio formats. Podomatic enables you to then take these files and use them in a podcast. I thought that this would be a good activity for my high-level learners because it challanges them in terms of the use of the tools and the gathering of information for use in their podcast. Some challanges I think the students might face are primarity in the recording and editing of their audio using audacity. It takes some practice in recording the audio and editing to get it to sound the way you want it to. I think it will be a challange but something that they will probably have use for in the future.