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    I'm hoping to start a project exploring the use of web 2.0 tools with Y5 pupils. One aspect of this is likely to be social networking. Please can anyone recommend a tool for setting up a secure community that's OK for 10 year olds?
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by ejasprey View Post
    Please can anyone recommend a tool for setting up a secure community that's OK for 10 year olds?
    cheers
    Do you have a VLE?

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    The project will take place across quite a number of schools, none of which I know about yet! I'm assuming that some will have access and some may be using VLEs, but I can't guarantee they'll all be using the same one. So I was hoping to find a safe, free, web-based alternative (like ning) that's OK to use with Y5 children. Also, it needs to be very simple to use so that teachers can set it up easily.
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by ejasprey View Post
    Also, it needs to be very simple to use so that teachers can set it up easily.
    cheers
    For 5 year olds to use safely is not a problem, free is also not a problem, but the last part (see above) could be an impossibility.

    Why not set up Moodle for all to use, it has IM as part of the build and you can control when they can and can't use it. Also it is free except for the time it takes to set up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ejasprey View Post
    The project will take place across quite a number of schools, none of which I know about yet! I'm assuming that some will have access and some may be using VLEs, but I can't guarantee they'll all be using the same one. So I was hoping to find a safe, free, web-based alternative (like ning) that's OK to use with Y5 children. Also, it needs to be very simple to use so that teachers can set it up easily.
    cheers
    Breathing life into an old thread.....

    I am working as an iNet Fellow (with the SSAT) on just this and would love to share our experiences and swap updates.

    If this project is still live, pm me or drop me a line gg@newporthigh.co.uk.

    cheers
    Glen

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