stop.jpgCyberbullying is on the rise and becoming a huge issue for children of all ages. Where and when the bullying takes place is not the primary concern for schools, it’s the implications of the bullying that concerns us as teachers. We need to be aware of these implications and develop strategies that will assist our children in dealing with this form of abuse. Cyberbullying is similar to other types of bullying, except it takes place online and through text messages sent to mobile phones. Cyberbullies can be classmates, online acquaintances, and even anonymous users, but most often they do know their victims. Schools are encouraged to have protocols in place to manage and respond to these issues. School based awareness programs initiated by the students can have a massive impact on how students view this issue.

Link here to podcast on Cyberbullying Podcast

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Evaluation Day 4

Todays evaluation can be completed in the comment section of this post. Any evaluation comments will assist us to ensure that the next days course closely meets your needs.

  • What did you find was the most useful aspect of today’s course?
  • What was least useful?
  • Would there be value in holding additonal sessions for the leaders next year ? If so what would you like to do?

Why educational blogging and podcasting is such an important step for 21st Century learning.

Podsandblogs

Ewan McIntosh explains why edublogging and edupodcasting are changing the face of teachers’ and students’ lives.

This was recorded from a BBC Radio Show called “Blogs and Pods”

The following is from Ewans post on the show

Teachers have always shared their ideas within
their own staffroom, but now teachers’ staffroom chat can be more
in-depth, more wide-reaching than ever before. Meanwhile, kids are
already discovering the joys of online social networking. How can
education take advantage of this to increase motivation for learning
and improve the processes we use to teach and learn?

Listen to Ewans talk here Ewan McIntosh on BBC radio

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A 15 year old Student blogging on Web 2.0 and School

 

This is from a 15 year old Student blogging on Web 2.0 and School

The Benefits of School 2.0

I was sitting in maths earlier this week, learning about some formula that I’m almost certain I’ll never see again after my exam in May (unless I fail that is…) when I turned to the guy sitting next to me and told him about the Blog I wrote a couple of days before hand, and how there were people out there taking a serious interest in my opinion… which to be honest really surprised me. When I had finished the story there was a pause. He then asked me, “What’s a Blog??”… My only thought after that was if only he knew. If only he had discovered. Not just what a Blog is, but what a Wiki is, what an RSS or and Atom feed is. How it could benefit him. If only he had been taught…

 

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Evaluation of Day 2

Todays evaluation can be completed in the comment section of this post. Any evaluation comments will assist us to ensure that the next days course closely meets your needs.

  • What did you find was the most useful aspect of today’s course?
  • What was least useful?
  • Are there any specific things you would like to cover on day 3?

Can your please add your blog address to the end of your post as we would love to read it.