The digital divide is becoming broader between the haves and the have-nots.
Using the Internet is becoming a necessity.
The next generation in the workforce will depend on online communication.
Teens and Tweens Online Positives Negatives Interest & Motivation Parents think it’s waste of time High Comfort Level Parental discomfort Form of self-expression & Identity Too much revealed Amount of Good Info Available Amount of junk available Reading a lot of info Alternative communication skills Increased Communications cyberbullying Public library access Online Predators
Web 2.0 software
Go To: www.freewebs.com/librarysherry select CommonCraft from sidebar.
The Common Craft Company produces short films that explain things in very simple terms. Learn more about them at
6 th Grade Science
The class will use social bookmarking to organize research about the International Space Station.
7 th Grade Language Arts
This class will share their independent reading through blogging. Each week a different person is to post about a book they have recently read. Postings should try to persuade others to read it as well. Use of various media is encouraged. Be creative.
Other students will respond to the weekly postings.
8 th Grade History
Constitution Wiki Guide
The class will collaborate to produce a study guide for the required Constitution Test using a wiki.
Let’s Get Started
Keep it simple
Create an email account for your new ventures
Choose a free blog site and set up an account
Stick with library and education sites at first
Information Power Standards
Introduction (p. ix)
“ [ the standards] provide a conceptual framework and broad guideline for describing the information-literate student” .
Standards from the American
Association of School Librarians
Social Responsibility Standards Standard 7 – The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and recognizes the importance of information to a democratic society. Standard 8 – The student who contributes positively ot the learning community and to society is information literate and practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology. Standard 9 – The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and participates effectively in groups to pursue and generate information.
Safe Blogging Tips for Teens
Protect Your Info
Avoid in-person meetings
Think before you post
Check comments regularly
Be honest about your age
Tips from the ILA and myspace bookmark to promote Internet
Safety. Available to download at:
Classroom 2.0 weblog
Illinois Library Association Internet Safety Site http://ila.org/netsafe/index.htm
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