Whew! Been a few weeks since I have blogged. Seems like everything that could have happened has. But, we’ve been dealing with a few things in my department that I just needed to share and ask for opinions.
We are struggling with the idea of how much do we protect the students from the Internet and how much we allow them to grow. I’m assuming that by that statement you can figure out where I stand. I am all in favor of teaching students the positives and possible downfalls of the Internet. If we don’t teach the students, how will they know?
Is it better to shut everything down and shelter our students or teach them the correct way to surf the Internet? I’m afraid there are some who are of the opinion that it is better to shut everything down. Hmmmmm, and what do the kids do when they are given a few freedoms? They won’t know how to work the Internet safely.
So, where do we stand? Do we shelter or do we teach? I, of course, am definitely standing on the teach side of the road. Where are you?
If you get an opportunity, check out a couple of new sites and let me know what you think: Glogster and Animoto. I’d like to share these with my teachers and would like your opinion first. Both are wonderful resources, but are they safe enough for our students? Are there truly any sites on the Internet that are 100% ‘safe’?
Until next time ~ Danita