Category: Digital Citizenship

Engagement is Important, but Mindfulness is More

  “Blinkers, sometimes known as blinders, are a piece of horse tack that prevent the horse seeing to the rear and, in some cases, to the side.  Many racehorse trainers believe these keep horses focused on what is in front, encouraging them to pay attention to the race rather than other distractions, such as crowds….

Agency is Paramount

The Question For this module I investigated the question, What online experiences should students have had before they leave high school?  The answers I found can be summed up in the word- AGENCY.  Meaning, students need to experience capacity to act in a digital environment and feel control over their own behavior.   While George…

Digital Readiness – How Ready Are We?

In the first course of the Digital Education Leadership Program we dug deep into learning about Digital Ethics.  As part of this process, I interviewed an administrator about where my district was at in terms of digital readiness.  To me, digital readiness is a broad term that includes infrastructure, professional development for teachers, and student…

3 Necessities for Successful Technology Integration in the Classroom

As a technology coach, I see time-and-time again teachers afraid to have their students use digital tools because their students might do something inappropriate.  On the other end of the extreme, I see teachers who are signing their students up for every new spiffy tool the moment it becomes available.  As a teacher of teachers,…