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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Updating to Avoid Being Outdated

Taking technology to new levels has become the norm in today’s world. There are very few professions that do not

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Digital Ethics Audit:

I interview my friend Principal Yang is a kindergarten principal in Hong Kong. And through this interview to explore and understand how much Hong Kong’s early childhood educators’ understanding of digital citizenship, how they have implemented their responsibilities related to digital citizenship, and how to teach relevant knowledge to children. Also, briefly explored their concerns […]

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Restore well-being

My original plan was to understand the adverse effects and harm caused by the wong and improper use of digital technology on students with autism. And seeking solutions to improve the internet addiction of students with autism, thereby enhancing their well-being on the internet. To achieve ISTE standards 7b: Partner with educators, leaders, students, and […]

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Civic engagement: Encourage and Assist your special learning needs Classmates

I thought to discuss how digital technology can more effectively assist students with special learning needs to learn more effectively in the classroom and other environments. But I find this topic is rather vague. Also, those kinds of discussions in this area have been comprehensive.  However, relatively little information on how to let society and […]

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Building relationships, a reason to act with integrity.

ISTE for Coaches describes the curation of the digital profile as the “ability to represent oneself online based on activities and connections or tagging through social media posts, photos, public online comments or reviews.”  Selecting, and organizing what we want to say and reveal about ourselves will directly impact the kind of relationships we develop, […]

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