Google Images

Hippo Image TextSafe Searching – tips to remember

  • If you can’t find a picture you like in the first 10 rows of your results you will need to refine your search terms. For example change from hippo to baby hippo.
  • Select your search terms very carefully. Beware of words with more than one meaning
  • If images come up that are violent or too sexy or just make you feel yukky in the tummy, press the “home” button and go and tell either your teachers or your parents what has happened. They will be able to help you.

Search Tools

Once you are in Google Images click on search tools to further refine your search.

  • Size – Choose medium or large if you are planning to enlarge the image. This will help prevent your image becoming blurry or pixellated.
  • Colour – This tool allows you to switch between black and white and coloured images.
  • Usage Rules – Always choose “labelled for reuse” if you are planning to use the image online. Remember to include the URL where you found the image and the photographer or artists name.
  • Type – This tool lets you choose between faces, photos, clipart, line drawings and animations.

Saving an image

If you are using Internet Explorer

  • Decide which image you prefer and click to select it.
  • Click view image
  • Press and hold on the image and select save image
  • Remember to copy and paste the URL into your work.

Blogging Rules

Ronnie Burt  wrote a blog post called Student Blogging Activity 2 (Beginner): Setting Up Rules & Guidelines

It includes a list of classes who have set up rules to help keep their blogging activities safe and successful.

Please look through the list with your partner.

What rules do you think are a good idea?

Are there any rules you think we don’t need?

Can you come up with a list of the five most important rules for our class?

“Here are examples of different ways [rules] are used on class blogs to help you with the task:

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Lauren’s Ordeal

Lauren's Ordeal Screenshot

Please watch this video

We will be discussing the following questions as a class. We might record our answers in an Ultranet space.

  • Cyberbullying – is this a problem in our school?
  • What are the differences between bullying and cyberbullying?
  • The internet is a public place – what should you keep private online? (e.g. full name, address, age, mobile number and email address and anything which might locate a student such as school or sporting club).
  • What are some of the things that Lauren could have done to help prevent cyberbullying?
  • How responsible is Susan for Lauren’s ordeal?
  • Why do you think other people became involved in cyberbullying Lauren – even though she didn’t know them?
  • Are people breaking the law when they threaten Lauren?

These questions were take from the CyberSmart Website. (Lauren’s Ordeal Teacher Notes)