Friday, September 5, 2014

Great first day!

Okay, aside from the minor glitch of not having internet connection, I think we had a great first day of class.  Some of the items we reviewed were:
  • The importance of understanding that the comments you leave, pictures you like, places you visit and things you post will follow you- THIS is your digital footprint
  • What makes a website a reliable source?
  • What is the difference between .com, .org, .gov and .edu?
  • Cross check any information from the internet with at least two other sources

We also touched a bit on blogging etiquette:

  • What makes a "good" comment?
  • How do I disagree politely?
  • What type of things can I post about?
Please have your students watch the following video since we were not able to view it in class:

Also, I highly recommend parents reading the book Born Digital.  This gives parents a great insight on raising digital natives.

Born Digital can be found here
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Thank you so much for sharing your children with me and supporting us on this learning adventure!


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