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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Internet Safety Presentation by Mark Ahlness

From technology savvy educator Mark Ahlness, a 3rd grade classroom teacher from Seattle, Washington, I offer a brief video from TeacherTube. It's repurposed from a presentation he gave for 3rd grade families in late 2006. Enjoy, and please feel free to comment here (once you've viewed the video just click "Comment" below the video -- if you don't want to use an "identity" just post anonymously and add your name to the text!) :

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  • This presentation is very inspirational to me, the kind voice of a competent 3rd grade teacher sharing his work. Such is the power of the new "read/write" Web.

    I heard a speaker in an online conference this past week note that there's a new saying in India that "geography is history."

    I hope you'll take a few minutes to view this little presentation. We've shared its "Safety at Home" tips in the computer lab this past week, and I've said that my first advice to parents who ask about internet safety is Mr. Ahlness's very first advice; and while other families' homes may not be laid out in such a manner as to make that viable, it has certainly worked for my family.

    The main message I have for everyone is to keep talking with your kids, know what they are doing on computers, and visit sites with them when you can. The more dialog the better!

    What do you think? Tell us!

    By Blogger Scott, at 8:42 AM  

  • "Very informative. The helpful hints were good to look at. As technology grows, we should keep in touch with our kids usage of it."

    A 4th grade parent

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:21 AM  

  • It's exciting to know that our kids are learning how to communicate via the Web. I'm also glad there is a constant focus on safety.

    -Mimi, 3rd grade mom

    By Blogger Mimi, at 4:17 PM  

  • As a parent of a Kdg child, we have very, very limited Web usage at home for now. This is good info for us keep in mind as our daughter ventures further onto the Internet.

    A Kdg dad

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:15 AM  

  • I am grateful for the information in the presentation and especially for Scott being pro-active in his efforts to keep parents and the school informed and the kids safe on the internet. Looking forward to learning more and more.

    3rd gr. mom

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:15 PM  

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