Phishing Anyone? Some Great Tips to Protect Yourself
Phishing is the process of sending an email falsely claiming to be a genuine email from a legitimate, and often well-known enterprise.
For example, you may receive an email from a banking institution. The page will look EXACTLY like the banking login page. If you look carefully at the web address the domain is different and the site is being used to collect your information.
Typically, a phishing email will imitate a popular brand, and may use their company logo for a professional and authentic design. Usually, the email will contain a link to a phishing website, which will look and feel very similar to the site it attempts to mimic. From there, you may be asked to enter personal details such as passwords and bank account numbers, which the sender can then harvest for their own illegal use.
Vishing is the telephone equivalent of phishing. Someone will call pretending to represent a legitimate business, and attempt to scam the user into handing over personal details which can then be used to perform identity theft.
Voices into Action is a FREE online curriculum-based resource to teach students about prejudice, human rights and social justice. Register at no charge and you will instantly receive access to a personalized Dashboard with teaching plans, customizable hand-outs, rubrics and curriculum links to secondary courses.
The following units are currently available:
Unit 1: Human Rights
Unit 2: Genocide
Unit 3: Understanding Prejudice and Discrimination
Google Classroom now allows outside developers access to Google Classroom with their products. These products can add features and productivity to you and your students. For example, you can integrate EdPuzzle (video), Quizzlet (quiz maker), and Newsela ( leveled reading articles) to your Google Classroom.
For more information, please check out this link for a full description from Kasey Bell.
“Lessons From the Earth is a resource guide for educators that provides a practical application of Indigenous Knowledge into the classroom. The focus of learning is grounded in a traditional Anishinaabe story, Jiig Nong Aadsookan, The Fisher Story. Included are sample lessons and video modules that support the traditional teachings embedded within the story. Lessons From the Earth is a provocation for student inquiry into topics such as the environment, First Peoples of Canada, Science, Social Studies, as well as important concepts such as love, respect and balance.” Jodie Williams
Led by Jodie Williams, Co-chair First Nations, Métis & Inuit Education Association of Ontario along with The Provincial Subject Association for teachers of First Nations,Métis & Inuit Studies and Native Languages, this resource contains direct links to the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations, the Catholic Virtues as well as the 7 Sacred Grandfather Teachings of the Anishinaabek.
Students will hear The Fisher Story narrated by Isaac Murdoch, Fish Clan, Serpent River First Nation and will deepen their understanding as they enjoy illustrations by Christi Belcourt, Métis Nation.
While there are numerous themes and big ideas throughout the story, the resources provided focus on the seven listed below. With each big idea, you will find an explanation, supporting video and sample lesson plans,
Zhawenjige: Walking With A Good Heart
Dodem: The Clan System
Maawanji’idiwag: Working Together in a Good Way
Omdendum: Hope For the Future
Each lesson provides teachers with an Overview, suggestions for Assessment,Minds On Activity, Action and Consolidation activities.
These free Resource Kits are available online at Project H.O.M.E. (Helping Our Mother Earth)under the Education Resource Kit tab or you can download these free resources from iBooks directly onto your iPad, iPhone and MacBook.
Google Sites has been completely revamped from the ground up. NO upgrade here. The new Sites is modern, comfortable to use and, professional. I need to be fair in my assessment and state that Sites Classic wasn't difficult to use, but it was challenging to get a site looking professional without much effort.
The new Google Sites has a preview mode that will allow you to see how your page looks on a computer, tablet or phone. Just click on the icon in the bottom right to change your view. Your web page is automatically formatted for the device.
All Sites are automatically formatted for any computer or mobile device!
Sites will allow you to insert pictures or colours for backgrounds. Sites will automatically adjust the image so the text will show through and make it easy for the viewer! If you don't like the changes you can turn it off.
The White text is lost in this light coloured graphic choice.
Google Sites automatically changed the font colour and lightened the graphic to increase readability
Who can access the NEW Google Sites?
The New Google Sites is not available for the general public yet. Only institutions or individuals with special access to the preview this tool will be able to use it at this time. The good news is WECDSB staff and students with a MyTools2Go account have full access to the New Google Sites right away!
How Can I Get Started?
Staff and students can access the New Google Sites through Google Drive.
1) Log in to MyTools2Go 2) Access Google Drive 3) Choose "New", "More", "Google Sites" Full Collaboration
Like all tools in MyTools2Go (GAFE) the New Google Sites allows for complete collaboration. This differentiates the New Google Sites from other high-quality website creators like Wix as multiple users can be working on the same page at that same time.
What about Google Sites Classic?
For now, all of your Classic Sites are fine. You can continue to use the old interface to make new websites. Google is working on a transition tool that will move your Google Sites Classic website to the New Google Sites. My guess would be Google Sites Classic will be sunsetted in August of next year.
Support: Demo Site
For Great Cheat Sheet on the New Google Sites click on HERE New Google Sites Tutorial Video:
Once you click the link you will be directed to a Google Slide Show created by students and/or teachers in each respective location. I recommend you select “Present” view for the best visual appearance.
Each presentation is slightly different but typically they will contain: a brief video, facts about the location, a brainteaser and a link to a Google Form where students will complete a very simple quiz about the information presented.
Once the form is completed and submitted the participant will receive an email with a PDF attachment of the passport stamp for that particular location.