I have completed the Connect.ed modules and received my certificate for doing so here…Connect.ed certificate.
I was particularly impressed with the tools that were shared along the way from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).
Like Sharon I am specialising in Early Childhood and I can relate to her when she says that there was not much for Early Childhood through the modules in her blog but I don’t feel that the very young are as vulnerable because they are under the closer guidance from parents and teachers about the technologies they use. However, I was drawn to the video “tagged” for teenagers (16 +) to see the kind of things that they get up to. Mainly because I have one at home.
As I was going through the modules it was clear that I have not grown up with technologies with my dinosaur answers in the simulation about social networking! From one of the videos an ICT teacher hit the nail on the head when he said that technologies are not bad, they are here to stay but what is important is that we teach children to use them respectfully by promoting positive and safe online behaviour.