The educational thoughts of Jason Epstein
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TechLiteracy Assessment uses a blend of interactive, performance-based questions and multiple choice, knowledge-based questions to measure and report technology literacy for elementary and middle school students
It would be wonderful if parents could simply purchase a set of “controls” that would instruct children in online safety and screen out dangers. While of course no piece of software can do all of this, parental controls combined with online safety education and some common sense rules for Internet use are a parent’s best strategy for keeping children safe online.
Illustrated stories are a powerful form of popular expression. Formats such as the single cartoon, panel strip, comic book, graphic novel, and illustrated book have been widely used in our culture to communicate and express ideas in dramatic ways.
Software giant Microsoft has launched its own site — www.getgamesmart.com — to help address the problem of cyberbullying in online games, as well as assist parents in using the ESRB Rating System to determine what games their children should be playing — and what games they should not.