Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Seventh Day of Class

Today we started class by wrapping up the presentations on emerging technology as well as begin working on our lesson plans that incorporate technology. With such nice work on the presentations, I am looking forward to what everyone comes up with for their lesson plans.

On a totally unrelated note but technology based nonetheless, I was watching a behind-the-scenes special on NBC Dateline's "To Catch A Predator". As I'm sure you are all familiar with this show, it really does make you worry about your children or future children. Although there are some great uses of the Internet, the ability of other people to take advantage of young people is heightened and quite disturbing. Finishing its third season, Chris Hansen (the journalist) says that he will continue the show as long as there are still potential abusers out there.


Nancy said...

I went to a workshop at a NYSCATE conference this past spring.The speaker was Pete Reily. Here is a way to his site.http://preilly.wordpress.com/ He has workrd as a police officer and told us that most attacks on children are from a peron who knows the child. We do have to be aware of the dangers of the Internet and also keep a watch on what is happening right near by.

Janet said...

It seems that for every good thing there is an aspect of it that can be abused, unfortunately. Education along with law enforcement is needed to help prevent this, it seems to me.