Saturday, 23 February 2008

embarking on a wiki collaboration

I am finding the restrictions on website and more specifically on web 2.0 tools quite difficult to work with at the moment. I understand the need to protect our students. At the same time I believe that blocking sites is not the complete answer.

Of course there are some site whose material is extremely objectionable (not just for students but for adults also) and these should definitely be blocked. There are the other sites which are somewhere in between. In a grey area.

I suggest instead of just blocking the sites lets provide our students with tools they need to be safe online. Let's empower them with knowledge instead of just censorship.

If you haven't noticed the internet is here to stay. Lets learn and teach the rules of engagement. Empower your students to make good choices.

The same way we teach about stranger danger let's do the same for the net.