Earlier this year, as I was listening to a presentation by an eleven-year-old community volunteer and blogger named Laura Stockman about the service projects she carries out in her hometown outside Buffalo, New York, an audience member asked where she got her ideas for her good work. Her response blew me away. "I ask my readers," she said.Like Laura, my Middle and High school students are blogging around the theme: "We must be the change we wish to see in the world". After receiving parental OK, my students choose a topic for their blog. The topics range from global warming, recycling, humane society, pollution, alternative energies, friendliness to more serious topics such as abortion, teen steroid use, human trafficking and cancer.
Danika tagged me with Mrs.Cassinelli's meme. The Rules:Students are also participating in a comment challenge for two weeks and tracking the number of posts they comment on and number of words. Luckily we recently have made contacts with some other classrooms (http://thinwalls.edublogs.org/ http://wyatt67.edublogs.org/ http://www.classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=73127 ) that are blogging and look forward to sharing our message of change with classrooms around the world.
I've always been a concious member of digital society. I'm not a flamer, I don't give out personal information, etc. etc. I guess my biggest regret reguarding the topic would be not teaching my sister about the dangers. She even TALKS to some random kid over the phone! She met him online. It scares me, to tell the truth. My little sis talking to someone when she doesn't even know his real name, while he knows hers? It's... just inviting trouble.
- On your blog link my blog saying you are participating the the "Digital Citizenship Meme".
- Write a short story about something you regret posting online. You don't have to reveal too much personal information. Explain what you wish you would have done. If you have not made any regrets - explain why.
- Write digitalcitizenshipmeme as the keyword for your post.
- Tag 2 additional people to participate in the Meme. Link their names to their blogs.
Ahem. I tag:
Allie and Janice.