Wikipedia, the online collaborative encyclopedia, has had a block in effect since last October that makes it impossible for users of Ridgefield High School’s Internet address to edit its entries.
Wikipedia allows readers to edit information in articles, but some Ridgefield High students had been abusing the site. Since September 2005, vandalism had occurred on Wikipedia listings from the school ranging from brief obscene comments to obscene and pornographic comments about specific female students.
“It looks like the comments were being volleyed back and forth during a class by the dates and times they were posted on Wikipedia.”
“The last entries on Oct. 15, 2007, were made during a Social Studies class that consisted of seniors,”
“This is disgusting behavior and unfortunately, it goes beyond the days of graffiti on bathroom walls,” Low said. “Now it has a townwide audience, a nationwide and even an international audience. I don’t think kids are aware of that.”
eSN recruits student broadcasters ‘Student Video Network’ gives kids the chance to become ed-tech reporters
Student broadcasters across the nation are getting a chance to be seen and heard by several thousands of education stakeholders, thanks to a new video news network created by eSchool News.
As students gear up for the new school year and learn how to use sophisticated video production equipment, they’ll also be reporting breaking ed-tech news through eSchool News’ new Student Video Network (SVN).
Every week, students interested in video production, and schools interested in highlighting their students’ talents, will receive information from eSchool News on the most popular, and relevant, ed-tech stories. From there, the participating schools’ production teams will shoot a script based on those stories and use their creative judgment in integrating graphics and photography into the news report.
For more information on how to get involved, please contact Gregg Downey at eSchool News.