Ed-tech best practices: April 2012

Having students act as detectives is one strategy for teaching about internet safety shared by a reader.

Ten creative ways that schools are teaching students about internet safety … tips for making one-to-one computing a success … a national project that aims to inspire the “model classroom”: These are some of the ed-tech best practices featured in the April 2012 edition of eSchool News.

“I teach about internet safety by having fifth grade students act as detectives,” says Joan Curtis, a teacher librarian at Schwenksville Elementary School in Pennsylvania.

Curtis gives her students three websites to look at, and they have to determine which of the three is a hoax. “While many of our students … are tech savvy, thinking critically about what they see on the internet is still something they need to be taught to do, and how,” she said.

Curtis’s lesson is just one of many creative examples that educators shared for a special feature on teaching about internet safety in our April 2012 issue.

Our April edition also highlights an Illinois high school that helps others in the state save money through cloud computing; a Pearson Foundation program that helps state Teacher of the Year winners design the “model classroom”; and a recent Twitter chat hour with a Lenovo executive that explored the keys to successful one-to-one computing initiatives.

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