Friday, March 30, 2007


Today is Stop Cyberbullying Day and I felt I should post something about it. Fortunately I have never been a victim, but when I was still in the classroom I certainly had to speak to my students about it as they (by grade 6) were already starting. I don't know why people think it is acceptable to do things behind the annonymity of a computer that they would never do face to face.

I was horrified recently to read about the plight of Kathy Sierra. I cannot imagine what she must be feeling. Blogs have been a rich source of educational exchange for many of us. It would be tragic if people stopped writing out of fear caused by a few deranged individuals.

Here are a few sites that might be helpful for teachers, students and parents

Wired Safety

We all have to spread the word to educate people to behave responsibly, whether on line or in other areas of their lives.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Podcast interview with Sharon Peters

Listen here

It was a delight to interview Sharon Peters. She is an amazing teacher who understands the need to help our students become global citizens.

Show Notes

Global Virtual Classroom Project -

Lower Canada College - Grade 7
Percy Julian Middle School - Grades 7, 8
Santan Junior High School - Grade 8

Grade nine student wiki projects:

Glengarrypedia Wiki
The Glass Castle audio interviews -

The collaborative literature project with Israel -

The travel blog for the Australian students - / (1400 visits in 1 month! WOW!)

Women of Web 2.0

Teachers Without Borders

Music by Ensemble Caprice excerpts from Rondeau and Les Barricades, composed by Matthias Maute -used with permission.