er hand, has always been an important part of all societies; thanks to the internet we are now living in a global society. My question to you all is, should we embrace online education as a way of learning?…
y of Maryland who published a report in 2001 titled “Children on the Internet.” This age group accounts for nearly 10% of internet users (Media Metrix).
Most popular sites:
PBS for Kids
Has games, colouring books and videos especially for young children.
All Things Disney
Focuses on games and videos relating to Disney artists and characters.
A website that corresponds with the purchase of a stuffed toy called Webkinz. The site allows owners of the new toy to sign up and play with a virtual version of their new toy.
Online Activities of Children Ages 12 – 18
Youth in this age category share many similar interests. In a report by Cox Communications earlier this year, it was discovered that most American teenagers use the internet as follows: 14% blog; 22% chat using a web cam; 27% use a gaming system with a chat feature; 60% use instant messaging; 72% have at least one social networking profile; and 91% use email.
Most popular sites:
The most popular free-access social networking website in North America.
A video sharing website where users upload and share videos.
This is a popular site for teenagers of all ages as they can catch up on their favourite television episodes, watch clips and full length movies.
The Sixty One
A unique interactive site that is very appealing for those over the age of sixteen. Musicians upload their music and the web site users can “bump” their favourite songs while earning points.
A music site in which teenagers enjoy recommending music they know and new music they discover to others who are registered at the site.
So what do you need to know about most of these sites? Well, many of them require some form of registration, where your child may need to share personal information (like their full name, phone number and address). Make sure you go over what personal information they should keep to themselves so they don’t end up sharing the wrong information with the wrong people, even if by accident.
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hat's needed and links to essential services. Could also be used for diabetics and others where having direct contact regularly would make a huge difference. I think you're right--this is not an isolated problem, it's a larger societal one and I really am liking the idea of universal internet access as a national priority (granted, I'm being very US-centric right now).…
As part of research, I try to think about educational uses of one (increasing) list of resources. Trying to do a special work with wordpress as learning system and to search help around I start (in "english"the project the Wordpress Edu Suite.
Also I work on the Wordpredia and other projects because I like Internet itself apart from its educational uses.
In this website, futureofeducation, I basically will learn from all of my international colleagues.…
email) be made better?To kick off the discussion here are a few simple things that can be done to make life that bit easier for the reader:https://sites.google.com/site/electronicacademic/Home/Projects/knowledge-management-system-kms/effective-information-presentation…
f nature and that is it for solid facts. Many things we thought were true are now under revision. So now what we need to do is switch to teaching process.We need to teach all the children how to tell the difference between good objective and balanced information on the Internet and unsubstantiated opinion. In today's world everyone is a reporter. Have cell phone with camera will publish!!!
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