Archive for Digital Citizenship

Digital Learning Day Recap

Digital Learning Day Recap

Today on Twitter I shared some of my favorite digital resources and tools in honor of Digital Learning Day! Here’s a quick recap, along with a bit more insight than the 140 characters afforded me. 8:00am I kicked off my morning with DIY.org because a)…

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Fame Thanks to Facebook

Fame Thanks to Facebook

Ok, so I’m not going to be completely famous but I will be featured in a national aired commercial come January, meet and work with a celebrity and be picked up by a chauffeur (he/she will even have my name on a card!) at LAX tomorrow morning…this…

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Worth the Conversation: Screenshots of Instagram Pics/Art/Law/Money

Worth the Conversation: Screenshots of Instagram Pics/Art/Law/Money

Reporter, Jessica Contrara, published in the Washington Post’s Style Blog: This month, painter and photographer Richard Prince reminded us that what you post is public, and given the flexibility of copyright laws, can be shared — and sold — for anyone to see. As a part…

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Questioning Tech as a Focus?

Questioning Tech as a Focus?

To the One who worries kids will never write with a pen or pencil again-computer keyboards to blame teach when one should: a love letter, a thank you note, a to do list, a song lyric jotted on a napkin… To the One who fears…

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First Day, First Week

First Day, First Week

Originally Posted 8/13/13: First Day, First Week SAY WHAT? The most horrid advice for my first day of school arrived in a grumbled angry rasp, “Be tough. You are too nice. Tough. Tell ’em how it is. Your way or the highway.” I ignored that advice….

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Connecting Creativity: Out My Window

Connecting Creativity: Out My Window

          Leslie Pralle Keehn and I are excited to share with you… The Connecting Creativity series is a learning quest designed with concept and content convergence in mind, supported by meaningful technology integration. Each Connecting Creativity concept is designed so teachers…

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Digital Citizenship: Good vs Evil

Digital Citizenship: Good vs Evil

  It was very important to me to post these screenshots side-by-side; two stories from the same day. The juxtaposition of good and evil illustrate just how truly important it is to teach our children the ins and outs of the tools so readily available at…

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Digital Citizenship from Spider-Man

Digital Citizenship from Spider-Man

“With great power comes great responsibility.” Predators. Identity theft. Misreported facts. Cyber-bullying. Poor decisions. Ruined reputations. Inappropriate photos. Denied job opportunities. For all the good that the internet brings, these are just a few of the dangers for people posting online. Once it’s out there, you…

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Considering their Footprint

Considering their Footprint

Creating a positive digital footprint requires one to make a positive contribution. I make a conscientious effort to create a positive footprint. I want students to be intentional in creating their positive footprint. Many students have a footprint-a footprint that was made for them not…

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Whose School Is It Anyway? ~ Context #2

Whose School Is It Anyway? ~ Context #2

George Couros’ blog,  What if . . .?, inspired me to write my first post in this series of posts, Whose School Is It Anyway?, as George posed questions that he had pondered when thinking about great organizations and administration.  Since I just focused on one aspect…

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Stomp Out Bullying

Stomp Out Bullying

Most nights before my youngest goes to bed we chat. Our conversations are usually centered around what is on his mind-his worries, his joys, his questions…tonight’s conversation delivered a harsh reality served in a timely dish considering October is National Bullying Awareness Month. “…if I…

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2013 Clarity Data Item 03: Digital Citizenship

2013 Clarity Data Item 03: Digital Citizenship

How much time each year do educators in the Prairie Lakes AEA region spend addressing digital citizenship issues with students? As the data below show, not much. And when they do, they’re more likely to address the ‘be safe, be careful, don’t do this’ lecturing aspects…

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