As a new member of the blogging community and soon to be educator I am further encouraged to dive right in to educational technology. I didn’t need to search far for blogs that spoke to the need for teachers to take up arms and educate themselves and their students. One of the most important technological topics to educate children and teens on is acceptable and appropriate use. It reminds me of “the talk” our parents or health teachers had with us. It’s important information, often awkward – because unlike “the talk” the kids really do know more than the parents or teachers, and the kids are going to do it anyway and already are. This is about preparing students for the future, and also about remedying ignorant and negative reviews from whom students should see as trusted adults, as exemplified in George Couros‘ story.
This shall be the start of my journey to educating myself enough to give “the talk” to my future students, hopefully making them think before they do online.