Greetings to all from the Religious Education Summer Institute
July 31st, 2009Posted by: Theo Nicolakis
Thanks for all those who attended my Thursday and Friday sessions. We covered a lot of material and I very much appreciated all the interaction and discussion. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tnicolakis.
Here’s a quick rundown for everyone:
Don’t forget to join the Department of Religious Education’s Orthodox Christian Educator’s Facebook Group here.
I added some pages on:
- Tips for parents buying cell phones for their kids
- The Pastoral letter that was sent out by all the SCOBA bishops to all Orthodox parishes in the United States to let everyone know that our Church has been actively involved.
- Two safety guides to be printed out at parishes for parishes:
- Child Safety Guide (legal size)
- Teen Safety Guide (legal size)
I’ve pulled up links to some older presentations and posts as promised here.
- Wired Safety–the largest and one of the best sites for online safety
- Internet 101 for those who are intimidated by all this technology
- Parenting Online booklet for helping parents guide their kids (PDF here)
- Keeping kids safe online (older article but good)
- Protecting kids on social web sites
In terms of some older presentations regarding technology and the challenges parents face I have multiple options:
- I have the original Apple Keynote version that (note that this file is HUGE and over 750 megs and includes all the videos). You need Apple Keynote, which is included in iWorks 2008 to open this file.
- I have a PDF version of the keynote presentation .:
- I also have a self-running version (though it’s not the full presentation I did at St. Vladimir’s) .
Finally, if anyone is interested in the youth session I’ve done featuring Spiderman and Iron Man, you can email me. The presentation is over a gigabyte in size and it doesn’t make sense to post it. Plus, it’s not something that can just be run without someone understanding the theology behind some of the slides that don’t have explanatory points or just have a single bullet or two that need further explanation.