Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Study: Too few schools are teaching cyber safety

One of the reasons I started this blog is to help teachers in our school by having a place to go when they have questions. Another reason is to have a place to voice opinions about what I believe we need to be doing/working on in schools with technology.

I have long voiced an opinion that we need to give our students access to the Internet at school so that we can teach them how to use it. By blocking content the only accomplishment we achieve is the avoidance of having to "DEAL" with it. As a result, our students graduate without any training on how to use the Internet with minimal consequences. The following article addresses the same issues. Please read and then talk to your administrator. Our students deserve to understand the benefits and consequences of the Internet.

 
Study: Too few schools are teaching cyber safety

To read the whole article you will have to register with eschoolnews.com. There is no sales call and they have a lot of great articles all of which are archived for future reading.

As an extra, read the following posted by David Truss.

Warning! We Filter Websites at School

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds

"If by some magic, autism had been eradicated from the face of the Earth, then men would still be socializing in front of a wood fire at the entrance to a cave." Temple Grandin

The following is her presentation at TED.

Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds | Video on TED.com


 Here is the HBO Trailer to a film about her life.

The POD's are Coming

SlideShare Presentation created by David Truss on technology and our students. Thanks Rob for sharing this.

Monday, March 1, 2010