Please share a game that you tried today that was NEW to you, and that you enjoyed.
Who suggested it to you?
What did you like about it?
Today was a day filled with imagination and creativity. Which of our activities today do you feel challenged your creative thinking the most? Which of the websites we used do you think you will use again in the future?
How was your first day?
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Welcome to W.L.U. LEAP’s ‘Cloud Nine Computing’ camp!
Our camp got off to a great start today! We have 19 enthusiastic campers who were excited to get busy this morning with our variety of technology activities 'in the Cloud'.
The website for this camp can be found at:
On our website, you will be able to see plans for each day, the campers’ individual websites, and links to many great sites that we will use this week. I hope you will visit our website and explore the projects that our campers do - there will be some cool stuff posted as the days go on!
In my role as Technology Support Teacher with the WRDSB, I spend a significant amount of time talking to students, teachers, parents, and others about Digital Citizenship. Digital Citizenship is the concept of being informed about the web, and knowing how to navigate it safely, legally and ethically. Part of our program today involved a discussion about Digital Citizenship. Being a good Digital Citizen means taking control of your Digital Footprint and creating a web identity that is strong and positive. Because all of the work we will be doing in this camp is web-based, or as we refer to it - ‘in the Cloud’, I feel that it is very important that the campers understand their rights and responsibilities as web-users. The web today is a very exciting, fast-paced, and ever-changing world. The campers will be exploring a wide variety of web apps this week - some that have been around for a while, and many that are brand new! These are all listed on our camp website, and projects completed by the campers will be posted on their sites for you to explore!
I will continue to reinforce these ideas of positive Digital Citizenship throughout the week. I encourage you to talk to your child about this as well - it is so important that parents and children communicate openly about the web activities kids are involved in.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. You can chat with me in the morning or afternoon, or send me an email anytime.
I look forward to spending the week with your kids!
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