Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Kiddle is marketed as a "kid safe, visual search engine". It uses an embedded Google search box that filters out explicit/adult content. Search results are often categorised and it's useful to know how these work when you are web searching with students.
Many websites included in the Kiddle search have been recommended by educators, librarians and parents around the world. The best results for students are likely to pop up in results 1 - 7.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Monday, April 23, 2018
If you are leaving Seoul Foreign school at the end of this year, you probably want to take your Google data with you to your new school. Here is a video that will show you how to use a Google tool called Takeout that allows you to easily export all your information and take it with you when you leave.
Here is a link to Google Takeout
Twenty years before the launch of Google Maps, the BBC launched an interactive map distributed by laser disc. Alas it never caught on. Find out more about this extraordinary project.
- Download all the information Google has on you.
- Try not to let your smart toaster take down the internet.
- Ensure your AirDrop settings are locked down.
- Secure your old Yahoo account.
- 1234 is not an acceptable password.
- Check if you have been pwned. (owned, conquered or gain ownership of - video game speak)
- Be aware of personalised pricing.
- Say hi to the NSA guy spying on you via your webcam.
- Turn off notifications for anything that’s not another person speaking directly to you.
- Never put your kids on the public internet.
- Leave your phone in your pocket or face down on the table when you’re with friends.
- Sometimes it’s worth just wiping everything and starting over.
- An Echo is fine, but don’t put a camera in your bedroom.
- Have as many social-media-free days in the week as you have alcohol-free days.
- Retrain your brain to focus.
- Don’t let the algorithms pick what you do.
- Do what you want with your data, but guard your friends’ info with your life.
- Finally, remember your privacy is worth protecting.