Students are what school’s all about. And the people who make up your school community – parents, teachers, students past and present are learners too. Learning means getting informed and getting involved.
Kids everywhere are taking part in a new lifestyle, a digital life – they’re making, watching, talking, listening, reading and posting stuff online. There’s a lot out there – some great, some good, some questionable.
The hardest thing to wrap your head around is that when you are online you’re in front of an audience – and you don’t know who or how many are in that audience. Once something is ‘out there’ you no longer have control over it: it can be changed, kept, shared and doesn’t ever really disappear.
The second hardest thing to get your head around is that every time you do something online there will be consequences.
Lots of times that’s what we’re after – comments, feedback, attention, recognition – isn’t that what an audience is for? But audiences don’t always react the way you hope. Sometimes the consequences are negative and can come at lightening speed; sometimes they won’t show up for years but can damage your future.
So this site is all about you, helping you get eSmart, helping your community get eSmart.
Take a look around, get informed, have your say.
If there’s anything you think should be added to this site, get a hold of one of the Teacher Librarians (TLs) at the College.