Tag / technology

data_privacy

In our rush to embrace new technology in the classroom, we must also ensure that we are also protecting our students long term freedom. There’s really no point in teaching students to think and express themselves if we are, at the same time, creating a future where they don’t have the freedom to do so.

reflective digital citizenship

In my post “Beyond Private and Public in Social Media” I called for an approach to teaching students about digital citizenship that does more than try to mitigate risk: “Students need adults who will guide and support them as they navigate the complexities of relationships and online sharing. They need adults who can help them find answers and […]

Liz Sandals

In September 4th, 2014, LizSandals, The Minister of Education for Ontario, visited Dr. J. Edgar Davey Elementary School to announce the creation of a $150-million technology and learning fund. The money will be spent over 3 years and will be used to purchase tablets, software, cameras and other IT resources, to help schools share innovative teaching approaches and provide professional development […]

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A discussion of Media Smarts survey that examined the role of networked technologies in young Canadian’s lives

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” John Dewey Schools are supposed to be about learning. They are supposed to be about inspiring students and supporting them so they can develop the skills and knowledge they need to live their best life. But the world has changed, quickly, and schools and teachers are […]

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