Posted by Linda W. Braun
There are two new titles I just purchased that I thought would be of interest to readers of this blog.
The first is a downloadable book available from Amazon in pdf format – My Space Safety: 51 Tips for Teens and Parents. I was curious about the book partly because it’s written by two parents of a teenager and partly because I assumed it was going to be particularly negative about My Space. I was basically wrong. It’s a good book that says teens are gong to use sites like My Space so here are some things you, as a parent, can do to make sure they are safe.
The other book is a new one by Will Richardson called Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms. It covers the basics of newish technologies and provides good ideas for how they can be used for, with, and by kids and teens.
Wow-I can’t wait to read these titles! We are going to have a Myspace program for parents at my library that will be used as a prototype throughout the system. This looks like an excellent resource!