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Title: 3.4 Leisure


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3.4 Leisure
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Overview
  • Social networking (to include safe, secure and
    responsible practices when using ICT)
  • Creating and downloading music and video
    (including podcasts and video streaming)
  • Digital TV (including services offered)

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Social networking
  • Socialising through Internet chat rooms, bulletin
    board, virtual worlds

Advantages Disadvantages
Socialising is easier for the disabled Can make global friendships People can overcome shyness Can pretend to be someone else Not sure who you are dealing with Not sure if the information given to you is true Not sure what the information you give out is being used for Cyber bullying Hacking of information
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Examples of chat rooms
  • Bebo
  • Facebook

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Examples of Virtual Worlds
  • 2nd Life
  • Active Worlds
  • Kaneva
  • Smallworlds
  • Onverse

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Advances in Music and Video
  • Download music from the Internet
  • Download video from the Internet
  • Digital recording can be edited
  • Can connect musical instruments together using
    MIDI
  • Production techniques have changed
  • Music is now more portable
  • Produce podcasts
  • Can benefit from streaming video

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Definitions
  • Podcast a series of digital media files that are
    released episodically and often downloaded
    through web syndication.
  • Streaming video multimedia that is constantly
    received by, and normally presented to, an
    end-user while being delivered by a streaming
    provider.

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Digital TV
  • Features
  • Interactive
  • Less interference
  • Can have pay per view
  • Has an electronic program guide (EPG)
  • Can simultaneously record a program whilst
    watching TV

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Responsible practice
  • Do not believe everything you read/see
  • Do not give out personal details
  • Do not arrange to meet anyone
  • If you see/read anything that feels uncomfortable
    report it
  • Do not pass someone elses work off as your own
  • Make sure all your practices are legal

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Acronyms
  • MIDI Musical Instrument Digital Interface
  • EPG Electronic Program Guide

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Discussion
  • Computers are widely used in the home to play
    games.
  • Discuss this statement giving the benefits and
    drawbacks of playing computer games.
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