Empowering students through Technology

Beyond the medical disparities affecting youth in under-served populations, social changes due to the pandemic such as the move to remote learning have a disproportionate affect. How can student choice and empowerment help students learn?

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6 Educator Mindset Shifts to Empower Students

This is a short “nuts and bolts” post of ideas for classroom teachers to rethink aspects of education in order to allow greater student empowerment in their learning.

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Digital Ethics Audit

To the extent that is observable, the intent and actions of staff at Marcus Whitman Middle School adheres to the ethical values outlined in this ethics audit.

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Digital Ethics Audit Presentation

To the extent that is observable, the intent and actions of staff at Marcus Whitman Middle School adheres to the ethical values outlined in this ethics audit. The overarching theme of technology implementation and use is on building a safe and positive learning environment for youth that provides grace and inclusion for them and their families.

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Mission Statement

As a Digital Education Leader, my mission is to ensure that the ways in which we implement and use technology is inclusive of all populations and promotes safe and confident technology use in ways that reduce barriers for users while encouraging independence and confidence in the creation of safe, supportive digital environments that provide grace for users who struggle while pursuing excellence for all users.

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Hurdles to Well-Being and Digital Boundaries During Remote Crisis Learning

We would benefit from resource that safeguard children’s (and adult’s) digital well being.

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Before We Begin: Rethinking What We Know About Kids and Tech

As educational institutions move toward ensuring inclusion and equity for students in populations that have been historically underserved, it behooves us to step back and consider what we currently know about technology use and access among youth in general. We need a clear view of the technology landscape in which

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Sorting Through the Noise to Reflect on Inclusion in Remote Learning

Finding articles and recommendations from reputable sources about the myriad of ways in which online learning has left low income students, minority populations, and students of color behind is easy. However, digging through them to unearth the data needed to help build a picture on which to reflect often proves frustrating.

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Grace in the Time of Covid

Teachers are exhausted. As I write this, I am winding down my 6th week of working 7 days in a row of 12 hours plus a day, because that is what it takes to teach digitally right now. Work/life balance is a thing of the past, though I have hopes

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Reingold Compatibility Quiz

How much do your ideas align with Reingold’s when it comes to parenting in an online world? Try out this combality “quiz” and find out. Give it a try and please have fun: https://forms.gle/w8Y3vF39LGVicZx5A Note: this is meant as a fun way to explore the parent advice section of chapter

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