How many times have you looked at your cell phone today? How many times have you checked your email? How about Facebook? Whether we like it or not, technology is integrated into everything that we do. Because of that, need to think critically and intentionally about how we want to integrate technology into our schools … Continue reading “Happy Digital Learning Day!”
by Jason Ohler In many parts of the world, one of the most universally available international experiences is traveling the World Wide Web. It’s hard to believe, but the Internet and the world of ubiquitous connectivity have only gained widespread adoption within the last fifteen years. Yet they are so embedded in our everyday experience … Continue reading “Digital Citizenship: Character Education for Digital Lifestyles”
by Becky Sipos As the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary have dominated the news, I have been thinking more and more about citizenship. Peggy Noonan’s recent column talked about how seriously New Hampshire residents take their responsibility. They even have a state law that requires they host the first primary. After someone described … Continue reading “Creating Digital Citizens: Civic Duty meets the Online Era”
By Chris Parrott As the statistics on cyberbullying and sexting rise, a growing sense of alarm does as well. Parents and educators want to know, “How do we protect our kids? How can we safeguard them against the potential dangers involved in social media and Internet use?” The truth is: nothing is 100% foolproof. Handling … Continue reading “The Digital World: Reduce Restrictions to Increase Competence”
At the 2015 National Forum on Character Education, I visited the Center for Civil & Human Rights with a group of educators. I ran into another conference attendee and asked her how she was liked the museum. She excitedly informed me that she was able to videochat one of the classes at her school, using … Continue reading “Character & Technology Resource Roundup”
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