I don't do a blog page. I have a personal website, http://www.erols.com/apembert and the educational website you have looked at: http://www.educationalsynthesis.org ...
Back in '95, I was asked to write a chapter of a book on how the early Internet was being used in the schools. My chapter detailed the everyday experiences and some of the windfall events from emailing students all over the world.
One such event was when my students were in the lab and could get online when they chose. Some enjoyed telnetting to a school in Canada to enjoy "live" conversations instead of just email. The school in Canada was a middle school, rural, like us. One day the boys in Canada realized they were talking to a class of all high school girls, and someone lost their head. They asked is one of the girls was "hot", and, after a discussion of how to handle this diplomatically, the girls opted to reply by saying that no, they weren't hot, since it was May and the air conditioner in the building was working. Some inappropriate language appeared as a reply, and I had to interject to get the Canadian teacher to the computer and let her know what had happened. The miscreate was banned from the Internet for two weeks, and my girls felt the affair had ended well.
Make sure that you develop and maintain a good relationship with the teachers of the students your students are chatting with. Not only will those teachers help you maintain a positive tone, but together you can find solutions to any problems that arise.
Glad you checked out and liked my website. When I did what you guys are doing now with the blogs, I did via email way back in the "old days" before most teachers knew how to turn on a computer.
I really enjoy making stuff that teachers can and do actually use. If you see something you like that could be done better, let me know. Also, I am open to suggestions to additions. I will probably get around to an update on my math pages in a few months.
I have an upcoming story (need to illustrate it) called the Beautiful Jeweled Abacus, and need to make one to photograph it, and perhaps take it to a local classroom and demonstrate how to use it to some little ones. I am still looking for materials to make it, hoping to get to a craft store after the holiday.
I will be finishing up the materials on hominids and early man under science in the next few weeks, and after that, I will be working on the social studies, which badly needs re-organization and updating. I hope to include a link to India, since a friend took some beautiful pictures there a few years ago, and perhaps you can help me out with finding links for kids to learn more about India.