LINKS TO SCHOOL AND OUTSIDE RESOURCES
TeachersFirst.com - online teacher resources from the non-profit Source for Learning
Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship - the following links represent some great resources for staying up-to-date with the latest news and developments in social media and other online environments.Topics covered include Internet safety, cyberbullying, communication behavior, online privacy
Common Sense Media - this site covers media in it's many forms
OnGuard Online - this is the companion site to the booklet Net Cetera from the Federal Trade Commission
There are many ways that our kids can communicate now as the Internet continues to expand its collaborative/social applications. Many of us are encouraging the use of wikis, blogs, emails, discussion boards, and chats (text and video) for educational uses and are integrating them into our curriculum. But we know that the kids are also extensively using the Internet as a social meeting place. It’s imperative that we are advocating acceptable manners for all communications. Commonly called “netiquette”, there are a number of guidelines that we should be promoting in order to emphasize good online citizenship.
Communicating clearly online is a challenge. Many times a recipient may misunderstand meaning because there are no facial expressions, body language or in the case of written communications, voice clues.
Use appropriate language
Make a good impression
Be selective about information
Only forward email messages with the permission of the sender
Remember you are not anonymous
Here's a nice site that reinforces the above