We should talk – what are you doing to ensure student safety online?

It is one of the most important conversations we can have. When student privacy and safety is at stake, we all have an obligation to do our part. Keeping in mind that laws and policies vary depending on where you are and what age you work with, there are some common sense tips we should…

Edublogs Weekly: The Student Blogging Challenge is Starting Now!

Twice each year, educator extraordinaire Sue Wyatt puts together an amazing 10 week global challenge for students of all ages and abilities. Most definitely the largest event of it’s kind, the Student Blogging Challenge has hundreds and hundreds of registered students and classes. The goal of the challenge is to improve students’ global awareness, blogging…

Edublogs Weekly Review: Attack of the web browsers and RockMelt wins!

It all started on a typical Monday morning when my web browser of choice, Chrome, just stopped working for me. A quick google search lead nowhere – only that others experienced similar problems over the past year, but no help or advice. I deleted, reinstalled, upgraded, downgraded, and nothing – Chrome was not happy. So…

Edublogs Weekly Review: Taking blogging to infinity and beyond

This week we came across Mrs. T’s Fantastic Fifth Grade Bobcats class blog and this fun video post of a recent field trip to NASA. In fact, we liked the blog so much that it is our blog of the week! In addition, it really got us thinking about how blogging can be used to…

Edublogs Weekly Review: Top 5 sites to find images for student use

This week, Kathleen McGeady wrote an excellent post on student blogging and internet images. Her experience with grade 2 students and teaching appropriate copyright use is truly inspirational. This one sentence is an excellent reminder to educators and students about the importance of using images from sources that approve the use. Many students’ first instinct…

Edublogs Weekly Review: Social networking in schools, Facebook in trouble and email a thing of the past

Welcome to the first of what we hope is a useful post with a weekly overview of news in the edublogging world. This week, one of the most discussed topics around the web has to do with the use of social media by educators and students in schools. Many schools seem to be moving to…

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