First, for your consideration, a school in Australia that has a different view on the world of learning and how it should look and operate.
The traditional classroom concept will disappear, replaced by “learning spaces”. The school will be referred to as a “learning community” and teachers will be known as “learning advisers”, Mr Whitby said. “The walls of a classroom become redundant because students are able to access real-time, any-time learning.”
Ok, so I’m not sold on the “learning advisers” name, but the idea that classroom walls are becoming less relevant certainly resonates. (Thanks to Chris Sessums for leaving this in my del.icio.us inbox.)
Second, from the “We’d Love to See More Headlines Like These Dept.” comes, um, this headline: “MySpace Classes Help Protect Kids“.
For three days in October, the city’s youth advisory committee, Visions in Progress, will conduct MySpace.com training classes to bridge the digital divide between parents and children. Two teens from VIP will facilitate each class and teach parents how to navigate the popular Web site, create their own accounts and alter safety settings for their underage children.
What a concept… (Thanks to Stephen Fink for the link.)
Blogs will be used in a big way in the teaching-learning process. The attempt of the youth to bridge the digital divide between parents and children is commendable.Parents with good knowledge of surfing the web will be able to check the undesirable web pratices, if any, on the part of their children.
I created this site originally for our local school and church after a seriouse Myspace scare from some of the kids. I designed the site to educated parents and give the the information and tools to keep their family safe online.
I hope you find it helpful and pass the link on
The Parents Edge
Thanks you for your time,