Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Better safe than sorry!

Digiteen Project was a look into our future and the digital world. With new websites like myspace and facebook we have to be careful of what our children are publishing on there pages. The video shows us ways to take digital images add sound or voiceover and address serious topics such as, texting while driving. Think about how easy it is to find people on the web today. Then think about how many people you know that have picture and personal information that can be compromised. This is a serious problem that our future generation is facing. It can only benefits us as teachers to teach our children to be able to distinguish between fake and real websites. In school I was always taught that anything the has edu or org on the end of it is a reliable source. The problem today with that is that people are hacking into things and changing them. In this video the teachers chose to allow the students to teach about online safety. This approach worked well for the students. Most of the students said that they learned more about the topic because they were doing the researching and then forming the projects to teach others. Almost all classrooms are getting computers in them today. Even if it is two computers and not one for every student. The problem with this is that if the teacher steps aways from the desk her information could be compromised. Also we need to know where are children are going on the web. If we are turning to all this technology I think it is very important we know how to operate it.

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