internet http://wlrn.org en How A Federal Program Will Help Florida Schools Go Wireless http://wlrn.org/post/how-federal-program-will-help-florida-schools-go-wireless <div id="full_story"><p>Curtis Lanoue teaches music in a trailer behind Oliver Hoover Elementary School in Miami. His colleagues have interactive smart boards in their classrooms.</p><p>Those are like 21st-Century chalk boards that can can plug into the school’s network -- and the Internet.<br /><br />But Lanoue doesn’t have a smartboard --- or the Internet -- in his portable classroom.<br /><br />“YouTube might not be the greatest thing to let a kid use unattended," he said, "but for the teacher to use it there’s a ton of resources on there.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:47:38 +0000 John O'Connor 35038 at http://wlrn.org How A Federal Program Will Help Florida Schools Go Wireless Can Google Safety Tips Cancel Net's Threats? http://wlrn.org/post/can-google-safety-tips-cancel-nets-threats <p>Google's new Internet-safety program for school kids made its Florida debut recently in Cooper City. A lunchroom full of Pioneer Middle School students were shown the sometimes-complicated guide to going online and coming back in one piece.</p><p>The Internet is as much a part of school life today as three-ring binders and Dewey Decimal card catalogs were in an earlier time. The only difference: Old-time school artifacts did not moonlight as entertainment and communication media and certainly carried no risk of ruining, or even ending, young lives.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 23:39:56 +0000 Rick Stone 24509 at http://wlrn.org Can Google Safety Tips Cancel Net's Threats? How Capitalism Is Turning the Internet Against Democracy http://wlrn.org/post/how-capitalism-turning-internet-against-democracy <p></p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 17516 at http://wlrn.org How Capitalism Is Turning the Internet Against Democracy Child Abuse Prevention http://wlrn.org/post/child-abuse-prevention <div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><p>05/30/13 - Thursday's&nbsp;<strong>Topical Currents</strong>&nbsp;begins with an explanation of the Florida “Protection of Vulnerable Persons Act.” &nbsp;Child abuse reporting is now mandatory even for non-parents or caregivers. Thu, 30 May 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 14893 at http://wlrn.org Child Abuse Prevention