Traditional media is quickly becoming a thing of the past. As it does, the importance of the Blog is increasing more and more rapidly. While the medium may change, there is little doubt that the writing and important achievements of this generation will be on the web. It is therefore, of vital importance, to teach them how to use these mediums in safe ways and to make good decisions from a very young age.
Fortunately, blog engines for kids are increasing in both quantity and quality. This year, I am quite proud of the fact that we have over 380 3rd, 4th and 5th graders who have entered the ranks of bloggers through an extremely child friendly blogging engine called EDMODO. Edmodo is a totally closed system meaning that ONLY other Landstown Elementary students can see what is posted.
The Virginia Beach School Board is pushing hard behind their Compass 2015 Strategic Plan. These blogs are an important tool for students to use in adopting 21st Century learning techniques in the classroom.
Its a great time to be a kid!