I’ve been contacted by a journalist from the Times Education Supplement Scotland (TESS)
She made contact as TESS are going to be doing an article on such sites as Ratemyteacher; bebo; etc websites and what education authorities are doing in response.
I tried to explain the rationale behind our aproach to Exc-el but made it clear that we wish to educate children about appropriate use of web technologies as opposed to outright banning.
I also gave an outline about our approach towards blogs/learning logs and how they are contributing to the education process.
I’ve agreed to meet the journalist today (hopefully with some colleagues) in my office at 5.00pm. If you have any comments about how Exc-el is contributing to education in East Lothian (or further afield) then now’s your chance.
My only worry is that the article might focus on Ratemyteacher and miss the bigger point regarding our philosophy and practice.