A Conversation about Internet Safety
With Vinnie Vrotny, Director of Academic Technology from North Shore Country Day School
February 20, 2007
A conversation with Vinnie Vrotny about his role at North Shore Country Day School, and his work with parent education on Internet Safety with Moodle.
Administrative privileges granted.
[Jeff from Ann Arbor] Good stream and I am looking forward to listening live for a while
[alex.ragone] Hey Jeff…
[Vinnie] Hey Jeff. welcome
[Jeff from Ann Arbor] Hi there,
[Jeff from Ann Arbor] its]
[Jeff from Ann Arbor] it’s thawing
[Jeff from Ann Arbor] I love they way you guys work on the fly
[Jeff from Ann Arbor] Arvind, wanted to thank you for the very nice contribution you made yesterday.
[Jeff from Ann Arbor] You have great commentary while we wait
[Jeff from Ann Arbor] I am trying to do a mind dump in the office as I listen to you, not sure that’s the best
[alex.ragone] Jeff GTD?
[Jeff from Ann Arbor] \yep
[Jeff from Ann Arbor] On my mac I use a software care Notetaker
[arvind] Vinnie Vrotny from North Shore Country Day School
[alex.ragone] Sorry about that, Jeff.
[alex.ragone] Vinnie’s Blog.
[arvind] sabbatical, wow!
[alex.ragone] Very nice.
[arvind] uh oh, whipple hill, don’t get Alex started
[Jeff from Ann Arbor] This sounds like a nice world to live in
[alex.ragone] it is a nice life, jeff.
[alex.ragone] Vinnie’s school: http://www.nscds.pvt.k12.il.us/Default.asp?bhcp=1
[alex.ragone] Using Moodle for Parent Education.
[Jeff from Ann Arbor] wow I am impressed
[alex.ragone] My School’s Internet Safety Portal: https://www.collegiateschool.org/podium/default.aspx?t=40817
[Jeff from Ann Arbor] I think I read about this school, Michael Jordan’s sons play BB here, if I recall right.
[alex.ragone] Small world, huh.
[Vinnie] the correct website for our school is www.nscds.org
[alex.ragone] Moodle Server: http://moodle.nscds.org/moodle/
[Vinnie] Jordan’s kids go to loyola academy. We have a freshman who committed to Illinois
[arvind] who are finally getting rid of their mascot, the illini
[Jeff from Ann Arbor] my bad
[alex.ragone] Neighborhood Independent School Collaborative: http://nisc.wikispaces.com/Parent+Home
[alex.ragone] On Internet Safety.
[alex.ragone] Jeff — questions?
[Jeff from Ann Arbor] Just in general we need to keep parents and kids talking about daily Internet life. Complancy is the big problem.
[Jeff from Ann Arbor] no questions you are doing great
[alex.ragone] to Vinnie!
[Jeff from Ann Arbor] I wish I was working with this guy.
[Jeff from Ann Arbor] Vinnie’s right kids get lured in when they trust too much
[Vinnie] my parent site, www.nsparented.org
[Jeff from Ann Arbor] Any way we can get into your parent site?
[Vinnie] go ahead and register. Go to the first time user, fill out the form, and validate
[Jeff from Ann Arbor] thanks, I will do that
[arvind] i just did
[alex.ragone] I like the sound of your sebatical, Vinnie!
[arvind] for sure
[alex.ragone] Vinnie was in London with his family during the london bombings: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_bombings
[Jeff from Ann Arbor] I keep losing my chat window as I flip through the links
[arvind] that happened to me one time. supposed to open the links in new windows, but sometimes doesn’t
[alex.ragone] That’s a good thing.
[arvind] we really need a new chat server. just no good options right now
[Jeff from Ann Arbor] I will just have to remember not to use tabs for this
[Jeff from Ann Arbor] but let’s be real those rules don’t apply to kids who wants to get going
[Jeff from Ann Arbor] Kids oftern rule
[Jeff from Ann Arbor] Parents need to be pushed and reminded to keep on the game
[Jeff from Ann Arbor] nice show guys, Happy Trails
[Jeff from Ann Arbor] Thanks