Publishing student work on the
Internet can provide an authentic opportunity to help students
understand the need to edit and revise their work just as an author
does when publishing their work. Furthermore, it helps children build
confidence in their abilities and take pride in their work when
knowing the purpose of an assignment will be shared & displayed
with a much larger audience than ever before.
For this RWLO, pre-service
teachers will learn
about the benefits of publishing student work online and explore an
excellent web site that has published the writing of children from
over 160 countries from around the world. Students will also be
introduced to COPPA, a law passed by the Federal Trade Commission
(FTC) and learn how it relates to children's privacy online and have
the opportunity to explore and identify a student publishing web
site to be used in their classroom.