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I re-read my posting after I clicked the "send" button.  I should
clarify this part: "Still, social computing is a phenom that we can't
stop - so our best hope is..."  I  certainly don't think that social
computer should be stopped.  I think it is an amazing evolution of the
internet, full of much promise.  For many of us, our school policies are
set up to block social computing - completely ignoring the educational
potential.  But I DO think we need to be constantly educating our
students about how to be safe in this environment.  And how can we do
that if we neve allow blogs and wikis into our classroom so that we can
model how to be savvy "information consumers"?


"The Librarian, whose job is to heal ignorance, to keep life safe for
poetry and to put knowledge smack dab in the middle of the American

From The Philadelphia Inquirer, 9-20-03
Jacquie Henry, MLS
Ruben A. Cirillo High School (GHS)
Gananda Central School District
3195 Wiedrick Road
P.O. Box 609
Macedon, NY  14502
315-986-3521 x 3144

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