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Ralph Herndon

FRIT 7739
Faceto Face Development Workshop
Topic: Digital Security
Location: East Georgia College campus at Augusta University
Duration: 45 minutes

Topic Description

Digital Security
Recently Augusta University experienced a breach in cyber
security where some employees personal information was
hacked. It was necessary for the entire campus to reset all
passwords. This workshop will cover good password
protection strategies and securing digital information in
general.

Needs Assessment and Learner

A needs assessment survey was sent to faculty at East


Georgia College. Faculty indicated that a workshop on
Digital Security would be helpful information.

Workshop Objectives

Teachers and Educators will establish guidelines, safeguards


and securities to good digital security practices.
1. Participants will know how to protect online
materials.
2. Participants will know how to backup online
materials.
3. Participants will know how to identify potential
security breeches or hacks and how to report them.

Course Objectives

Workshop Description

In todays technology-rich world electronic devices are used


by almost everyone to complete a variety of tasks. At the
very least teachers and educators need to learn how to protect
electronic data ( e.g., password protection, how to identify
secure websites, and making backups. There is a greater
emphasis put on securing our online materials than ever
before. The purpose of this workshop is to explore the issues
with Digital Security and how teachers and educational
specialist can utilize the safeguards and securities associated
with Digital Security. This is a workshop for educators to
learn the how tos and practice effective digital security
while preparing them to feel comfortable in regards to
integrating into lessons. The workshop consists of

NETS-T Addressed

PowerPoint slides, a short video, an assessment, and a


survey.
4. Promote and model digital citizenship and
responsibility
Teachers understand local and global societal issues and
responsibilities in an evolving digital culture and exhibit
legal and ethical behavior in their professional practices.
Advocate, model, and teach safe, legal,and ethical use of
digital information and technology, including respect for
copyright, intellectual property, and the appropriate
documentation of sources.
5. Engage in professional growth and leadership
Teachers continuously improve their professional practice,
model lifelong learning, and exhibit leadership in their
school and professional community by promoting and
demonstrating the effective use of digital tools and resources.
Exhibit leadership by demonstrating a visionof technology
infusion, participating in shared decision making and
community building, and developing the leadership and
technology skills of others.

Extended Objectives

Participants will be able to use the knowledge gained in this


workshop to teach students and other educators about the
safeguards and securities about digital security in the school
and other environments.

Resources Needed

Access to PowerPoint:
Digital Security tips and tactics
http://generationsafe.ikeepsafe.org/professionaldevelopment/achieving-digital-security/
Optional textbook: Ribble, M. (2011). Digital Citizenship in
Schools. Washington, DC:ISTW

Activity Description

Learners will be shown the lesson as a PowerPoint


presentation. Learners are encouraged to take notes while
viewing the slides.
*Presentation will include an overview of Element 9: Digital
Security.
In any society, there are individuals who steal, deface, or
disrupt other people. The same is true for the digital
community. It is not enough to trust other members in the
community for our own safety. In our own homes, we put
locks on our doors and fire alarms in our houses to provide
some level of protection. The same must be true for the
digital security. We need to have virus protection, backups of
data, and surge control of our equipment. As responsible
citizens, we must protect our information from outside forces
that might cause disruption or harm. There is a greater
emphasis put on securing our online materials than ever
before. This course is a workshop made for teachers and
educational specialists. The purpose of this workshop is to
explore the issues with Digital Security and how teachers and
educational specialist can utilize the safeguards and
securities associated with Digital Security. The slides consist
of tips on how to safeguard and secure electronic
information.
Show YouTube video: The video offers volume level
adjustments, closed caption. This video would be an
appropriate resource for learners to use in their
classrooms for a variety of grade levels. Run time: 5
minutes.

Additional information will be provided by the


instructor.

Learners will be ask who is currently using best

practices for digital security in their classrooms.


Learners will provide feedback on the workshop by
completing a survey in an on-line format such as survey
monkey or opinion poll.

Extension Idea

Incorporate ideas learned from workshop in personal


classrooms by creating a lesson plan that highlights the
digital security important points.

Teaching Tips

Discuss how digital security issues can be avoided by


students.
Discuss why students need to learn digital security issues as
opposed to not learning them.

Assessment of Participant Learning &


Workshop Effectiveness

Learners will be assessed at the end of the presentation.

References

www.digitalcitizenship.net/nineelements
Ribble, M. (2011). Digital citizenship in schools (2nd ed.).
Washington, DC: ISTE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYyWgPXfx9U