One of my first roles as a teacher was to spy on students. I was offered a teaching job at one of the first schools in Ontario to have a school-wide network. The principal wasn’t entirely sure what a network was, and so she needed some help. I was hired to teach grade 8, but I was also in […]
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The story of Amina Abdallah Arraf al Omari is fascinating. Amina, born in the US to an American mother and a Syrian father, grew up spending time in both countries. She “came out” at 26 years of age and shortly after returned to Syria where she taught English and wrote on her blog “A Gay Girl […]
Lists of ‘rules’ for online behaviour reinforce the misconception that online and real life is different. We must help students understand that social media, texting, etc. are public spaces and the same rules that apply in other public spaces also apply there.