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November 4, 2011
Topics: Safety

Ask the Expert: Where do I start?

Q:

My kid is new to the web and I'm trying to figure out how to introduce him to it appropriately.  Where do I start?

A:

Teaching Kids to Search the Web

 

Kids need to search the Internet, but helping them doing it safely takes some planning and training.

 

Kids can start by practicing these basic steps to find the information they are looking for quickly and safely.

 

Use the search box. Kids should make it a habit of searching for information or even web addresses by first typing the name into the search box. Students who directly type in a long web address in the URL address can make mistakes that lead them... Read more...

October 17, 2011

Ask the Expert: Social Tech Questions

Q:

One of my daughter’s classmates did not return to school this year – instead she is attending a virtual school. Is this the same as home schooling?

A:

 

Response: While some kids will ride the bus to school this fall, almost a million students will arrive to class through an Internet connection as they log into their new academic year at a virtual school.

 

The only thing similar between a virtual school program and a home school program is that a large part of the learning occurs outside of a traditional classroom. Unlike home schooling programs, virtual school lessons are assigned by certified teachers, there is a principal and administration at a virtual school, students must meet... Read more...

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