I’m a big fan of Dave Sands, a principal and inspiring human being. His message about kids, social networking and internet safety is so down to earth and grounded! He reminds us that, although the technology has changed, what kids are looking for and our parental need to stay connected with our kids hasn’t!

I dont think he has a blog yet Maybe one day!

In the mean time, I came across an article (http://cuebc.ca/2007/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=83&Itemid=35) he wrote about recognizing a learning opportunity with WebKinz stuffed animals. From talking to Dave, I know that hes used this program with a few classes now with great success. I love it because it takes what kids are already interested in (or should I say obsessed with??) and uses that engagement to teach them valuable lessons about life and safety!

I think learning is always powerful when you’re having so much fun that you don’t even realize you’re learning!

And Dave does that so well!