How do we keep children safe online while ensuring their technology use is positive and purposeful? This digital dilemma faces educators and parents worldwide. I offer 10 tips for parents in the form of a printable poster and invite you to share your own advice.
Typing Tips: The How and Why of Teaching Students Keyboarding Skills (Comparison Of Free Sites)
The ability to type with reasonable speed and accuracy helps students to better cope with the digital world they live in. This post discusses the teaching of both handwriting and typing. I share four of the best free online resources for teaching keyboarding. Check out the comparison table for a quick overview of what these sites offer!
10 Internet Safety Tips for Parents
I recently published posts with 10 Internet Safety Tips for Students and 10 Internet Safety Tips for Teachers. If parents, teachers and children can all work together to build a culture of safe and positive internet use, problems can be minimised. Internet safety is a topic that should be regularly and authentically discussed in classrooms, staffrooms […]
Troubleshooting Computer Problems: Using Posters In The Classroom
I am a big advocate of training my students to become as independent as possible with technology. Many technology users can get bogged down with “technical issues” which can take away from the benefits of using the tools. As I have written about before, I try to make my use of ICT explicit to my […]
Blogging and Students with Austism Spectrum Disorders
When I first started blogging with my class in 2008, I thought it would be a bit of fun and a good way to communicate with parents. Over the years, I have come to realise that the benefits are much more than this and the more benefits I unravel, the more I am encouraged to […]