Advocating for Students: Responding to Parents’ Negative Feelings About Technology Use in School

In responding to the concerns of parents who have negative feelings about an increase in technology use at school, my approach would be one of advocacy for students – and, really, the combined interest of teachers and parents to provide the best learning environment for the children they care about. One …

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Conference Proposal – Integrating Digital Citizenship: It’s Common Sense!

This quarter, for my Seattle Pacific Digital Education Leadership Master’s Degree coursework, I was asked to develop a proposal for a session or workshop at a professional learning event. I was given free choice for both topic and learning event. It did not take long for me to settle on a topic: …

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Creating a Shared Vision for an Acceptable Use Policy and Digital Citizenship Curriculum

The ISTE Teacher Standard 4 provides four benchmarks for promoting and modeling digital citizenship and responsibility. My focus is to “address the diverse needs of all learners by using learner-centered strategies providing equitable access to appropriate digital tools and resources” (ISTE 2016). My Question How can a school promote …

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Global Collaborative Project Part I – Ready, Set, Action!

My students and I have participated in Pernille Ripp’s Global Read Aloud for three years now, and so we are natural fans of global collaborative projects. By the way, the voting for next year’s books has begun! Click on the Global Read Aloud link above to continue or begin …

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