Communication Technology- Educ3508

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Ensuring Internet Safety in the Classroom
In order to ensure that students are accessing safe and appropriate information on the internet while in school, there are a few precautions teachers should take. It is important that teachers are aware of the content of the sites that students are accessing while in school. This means that teachers need to be reviewing sites before giving them as links and also circulating around the room when students are in the computer lab. Teachers can also talk to their students about safety and give them some tips about safely surfing the web. Teachers can recommend ‘kid-friendly’ search engines and directories such as DibDabDoo or Awesome Library. They can also teach students about effective ways to search these sites. Teachers can talk to their students about not giving out personal information on the internet and also to be aware of online marketing. Finally, teachers can assist students in determining the credibility of the websites they are accessing (teachers can have their students ask the question: is this site created to provide information or to promote a product?). It is also important that parents are aware and informed of the risks associated with internet use in their classroom and for them to be involved in keeping their children safe while online.

1 Comments:

  • Hi Janelle:
    Spectacular! You have created a first-rate blog based on your work with computer technology in education. All activities were completed on time and met the criteria for this course.
    Congratulations and best wishes for your upcoming Practicum in Professional Semester I.
    Dale

    By Blogger Dale, at 10:55 AM  

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