I have discovered a vibrant, safe online learning environment for school children called Superclubsplus. This supervised utility is huge in the UK and Europe and is now gaining recognition in Australia. Currently it is free for schools to sign up their students for two years. The aim of Superclubsplus is “to enable children to communicate safely, work together creatively, learn from each other, have a voice…and a purposeful audience..” It allows students to create web pages, articles, join clubs, participate in forums, discuss current issues, create projects for school, earn rewards an the list goes on. This is all done in an environment that is consistently mediated by highly trained and dedicated staff. It is well worth while visiting Superclubsplus and taking the tour to see how it all works. Please check it out, comment and let us know what you think, or if your school is already registered tell us how it’s going.
by jah63 | Jul 3, 2008 | Online Resources, Web 2.0 | 4 comments
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I have heard of a number of schools who are using Superclubplus here in Australia. Providing a safe, moderated, environment where primary school students learn to become good digital citizens will be very well received.
Well done Judy. Superclubsplusau is a great online space for our students to be part of. I love the fact that all of the activities are carefully mediated by real people who understand the importance of online safety but who also recognise that our students want to interact online. Teacher in each school are expected to be very hands-on and can easily manage and participate with students through the creation of online activities, forums and online clubs. It’s a really exciting initiative and I can’t wait to show our students as soon as the hols are over.
The really good thing about Superclubsplus is that it provides a secure learning environment for students who, after working in this setting, will be able to apply the skills they have gathered, to a blogging environment, like Global Student. http://globalstudent.org.au
Superclubs Plus Australia is a great site for students. The students are all actively involved creating home pages, sending emails and creating images.