Fun Sites

In October, we talked about finding safe sites that are just right for kids (elementary). The internet can be a great place for children to learn and explore and it can also be a dangerous place to learn and explore. We compared websites to field trips. Some places would not be safe places to visit on a field trip. We used the example of going to a construction site with 125 1st graders. While it might be fun to look at, it wouldn’t be safe. In order to make sure students are safe, they should ask a trusted adult about a site before going to it. They should ‘stay with the group’ and stay on the site that is just right for them. They should also let an adult know right away if something seems wrong. We visited two sites that were just right for them – the San Diego Zoo Kids website and the Museum of Modern Art website. Both great resources for students. I may even be a bit addicted to the live cams on the San Diego Zoo website. I love watching the giant panda!

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