Digital Citizens Advocate

ISTE standard for Coaches 4.7, The Digital Citizen Advocate, states: “Coaches model digital citizenship and support educators and students in recognizing the responsibilities and opportunities inherent in living in a digital world.” Performance indicators: 4.7.a. Inspire and encourage educators and students to use technology for civic engagement and to address challenges to improve their communities. […]

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How to be a good global citizens

Global Collaborative Project When it comes to Global Collaborative, I immediately remembered the first article read on the Zoom blog. This article introduced an international organization called Reach The World. They use Zoom to connect volunteer teachers who went to different countries and share cross-cultural experiences with students back in the United States. Allow students […]

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Fake News and the Crap Detection Radar

Besides using technology, education is our next best hope in fighting fake news. Teaching students to develop information-literacy skills can help combat fake news as students become savvier netizens.

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Can I Speak Freely?

We all have different ways of expressing ourselves. Some choose to fashion, dressing in various ways that stand out. Others

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Digital Natives and the Path of Digital Wisdom: Practical Implementation of Digital Security Education

The path of digital wisdom involves the ability to use technology to make sound judgments and wise decisions. This post presents a practical plan for digital security education to increase awareness of online security risks among digital natives.

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How can online discussion forums inspire students to positively contribute to and responsibly participate in the digital world?

Besides being a Spanish language teacher, for the last three years I have hosted and co-coached a VEX Robotics team. Every time I learn a new ISTE standard, I think of how VEX Robotics exemplifies that standard. ISTE Standard for Educators 3 addresses how “Educators inspire students to positively contribute to and responsibly participate in […]

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Tech Tools & Digital Citizenship

Do the most commonly recommended k-12 student learning focused technology tools include built in capabilities that promote responsible digital use and citizenship? “The crisis caused by COVID-19 has facilitated the creation of alternative and varied environments to search for information, consume content, and create and share content, as well as

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Can a hybrid approach to teaching and learning organically foster digital citizenship?

As has been noted by many educators at this point in the pandemic, it seems likely that the massive shifts to online teaching/learning that have taken place in the last year have permanently altered attitudes towards, and usage of, educational technology.  Though most teachers, students, and families will be eager to return to the physical …

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Use social platforms to encourage students to create solutions for real-world issues

Stepping into the post-digital age of the 21st century, the generation born and growing in this century will never be unfamiliar with all digital technologies and related media. Technology, mobile communications, and social media have become an indispensable part of their lives. Even in the rural areas of some remote countries, it is not difficult […]

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