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  1. Marilyn Stork

    Interesting…….never heard about that one!!! Anyway, I’m back teaching- im at the Healing Lodge for Correctional Services of Canada. I love it so far. However, my students do not have Internet access and I am denied access to many, many sites for security reasons. I didn’t realize how much I relied on online resources until I can’t use them! Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

  2. Kathy

    One of the things that concerns me about the internet is the fact that it is not regulated as it should be, thereby leaving huge amounts of outright lies and smut visible and easily accessible for anyone. We need to make sure our kids understand this aspect of the internet right from the start (though I’m not sure many adults do.) If there is one reality they need to be educated on, this is of paramount importance.

    Aside from this concern, the very real problem of internet/iphone/Facebook addiction is not being addresses as it should. We know that Silicon Valley employees send their early years kids to schools that have no technology access at all. They go to great lengths to ensure that they themselves cannot become addicted, (see this website: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/oct/05/smartphone-addiction-silicon-valley-dystopia, for example)
    Yet what are we doing in schools to address this very real problem?
    I realize that it is possible, especially for older students to utilize the internet for research, but unless we educated them to all aspects of this tool, we will reap the rewards for this negligence in the future.

  3. Robert Robson

    I could not agree more. Resilience is one of the buzz words of the moment but we seem to want to build resilience by teaching students not to do things wrong rather than letting them discover issues for themselves and working with them to resolve those.

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