The educational thoughts of Jason Epstein
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From Simple K-12: Six hours of online curriculum for teens and teachers, designed to meet technology plan goals and government mandates. Includes 29 online lessons that can be customized by each teacher. Six hrs of Internet Safety curriculum with optional assessments and quizzes to measure student understanding of material.
Is the average high school student able to define social networking or give an example of it? I thought most would use Facebook as an example, but during a recent visit to a local high school, one freshman student used e-mailing his teacher in First Class as an example. Many of his classmates were of the same opinion as he, so it opened up a much-needed conversation during which this classroom full of 20 students spoke about where they preferred to network with each other.
One out of two lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) youth have been victims of cyberbullying, according to a new survey. Forty percent of the non-heterosexual respondents indicated that their parents wouldn’t believe them if they were being bullied online, while 55 percent reported that their parents couldn’t do anything to stop it. Fifty seven percent also indicated that they didn’t think a school official could do anything to stop it.
To demonstrate and better understand how the philanthropic and non-profit sectors can utilize virtual worlds to advance their various missions, informed by the goals and grantmaking of The MacArthur Foundation.
After spending the day practicing cursive writing and discussing how money moves through a community, Mike Ice's second-graders at Dunn Elementary took out their notebooks and described what they'd learned — in 140 characters or fewer.
The reported behavior improvements aren't universal, however. The study shows the biggest improvements in behavior took place among children in low-income households; experts speculate that the declines in bullying are probably confined to schools that have mounted coordinated programs to halt it.