Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Keeping Things Normal

It has been very difficult to keep things "normal" in an elementary school this week.  First, it is almost winter vacation and the holidays are upon us.  Second, our national suffered a terrible act of violence at an elementary school that remains the primary news story of the day.  Third, the internet is ever present in our schools not only on computers but iPads and other devices. We wanted to minimize the exposure of our students to the tragedy but simply working on a research project in class can result in seeing the news coverage.  Schools today need to be aware that crisis have a digital component to manage as well as conventional ones.  The librarian, our instructional technology specialist, and administrators are going to have a meeting in early January to be better prepared to deal with the cyber citizen issues the next time...

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