While I teach Internet Safety to over 800 students every school year, I do not compartmentalize Internet Safety into one or two discrete blocks. Instead, Internet Safety, digital ethics and etiquette compose a portion of every Media Center lesson. However, before reading K. Walsh’s blog entry on special needs students and Internet resources for educators, I will admit that my Internet Safety, digital ethics and etiquette lessons did not have enough information for me to model effectively for my students with special needs. I am reviewing materials and incorporating as much as differentiation and accommodation into my lessons as possible. Communication and collaboration for all students should take in the needs of all students and technological tools, used appropriately, can effectively allow educators to introduce new resources and avenues of inquiry to all students equitably.
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