Computer Safety and Security Wiki

I am having students from this year edit the work of last year's students. This is a great exercise. I really like the avoiding viruses page — while not perfect, it is a good overview, particularly the slide share at the top of the page.

And I love the effective online privacy wiki as well.

Back to grading!

The point is that sometimes students should not only create from scratch, but should edit something previous students have done — asking themselves what should be improved. Sometimes asking oneself what is missing is exactly the type of deep learning experience needed. I'm finding I have to work with students on editing. We have a lot of improvement to do.

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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5 comments

Michelle Eckstein October 15, 2007 - 1:11 am

Really good point about having students go back and edit other student’s work. The critical thinking involved in that is great for gifted students. Thanks for the reminder.

NJTechTeacher October 15, 2007 - 3:27 am

I think there is a lot to be gained from this exercise. Next year’s students will have to analyze what’s been said, compare it to their own research, improve what’s been said and how it’s been said. I have those plans for next year’s seventh graders and my student’s 2007-2008 Copyright, Fair Use, and Plagiarism wiki.

Sunny September 17, 2010 - 7:48 am

that is great for gifted students. Thanks

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