I’ve placed various “technologies” teachers might use into three groups. The dark blue set are completely closed to the web or are read only web technologies. The medium blue can be closed, partly open or fully open, depending on teacher and parental preferences; but for the sake of this post, assume that they are partly open and that is an adult is screening incoming information, membership and so on. The light blue set are completely open. (I realize we can restrict blogging and micro-blogging using private networks created in such platforms as Edmodo, but, this defeats their purpose so let’s also assume that these are open and unrestricted.)
I am interested in knowing where people think students in various grades can work independently, with the teacher as an instructor or collaborator, but not as a security supervisor. I’m also interested in seeing how Webspiration works as a collaboration tool.
I’d really appreciate your contributions. I’ve started with four badges for Grades 6 to 9–the four grades in my middle school–that you can copy and paste onto the appropriate technologies. Feel free to copy and edit the badges to add different grades, too. You can add notes, more “technologies”, delete things you don’t think belong. If you want to add your two-bits worth, send me your email at SITS and I’ll make you an editor.