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.…Read More