Chatting with the EduTechGuys at #ICE19

Yesterday I had the pleasure of sitting down with the EduTechGuys and my good friend and fellow librarian, Andrea Trudeau, at the Illinois Computing Educators Conference. We talked about everything from expanding the definition of digital citizenship to AR/VR in education and how those two concepts overlap. If you are geeked out by these topicsContinue reading “Chatting with the EduTechGuys at #ICE19”

ISTE Launches a new Edtech Podcast (and guess who’s on Episode 1?!)

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has a brand new podcast called “Your Edtech Questions” and I was lucky enough to be their first guest on an episode entitled “The Do’s Of Digital Citizenship” . Here’s the description of the podcast from their website: Educators have lots of questions about how edtech canContinue reading “ISTE Launches a new Edtech Podcast (and guess who’s on Episode 1?!)”

You Don’t Have to Be a #DigCit Expert… Use Images to Get Students Talking

You don’t have to be using the latest app or social media site to have conversations with your students about life online. Instead of shying away, provide your students a safe space to talk with you about their digital experiences. You can use images like the ones below (and hundreds of others linked here!) asContinue reading “You Don’t Have to Be a #DigCit Expert… Use Images to Get Students Talking”

Widening the #DigCit Perspective

This is my second reflective blog post on the #DigCit Summit, which was held on 10/28/16 at Twitter Headquarters in San Francisco. I had the pleasure and the privilege of speaking on a panel regarding “What’s Next for Digital Citizenship,” but also got to spend the rest of the day listening to other speakers inContinue reading “Widening the #DigCit Perspective”

Words Matter: Why I’m not ready to drop “digital” from the #DigCit conversation

This weekend (10/28/16) I had the honor and the pleasure of sitting on a panel of speakers during the #DigCitSummit, which was held at Twitter Headquarters in San Francisco. During this eight hour day of speaking, listening, and collaborating, there were several big ideas I felt compelled to write about as I reflected and digestedContinue reading “Words Matter: Why I’m not ready to drop “digital” from the #DigCit conversation”

John Dewey Would Hate Your Digital Citizenship Curriculum

There. I said it. Someone had to. Everyone is talking about #digcit right now. Maybe the term is finally catching on. Maybe it’s just the buzzword phrase school districts are using as they roll out 1:1 initiatives. Maybe these lessons have staying power; maybe they don’t. But I do know one thing….John Dewey would hateContinue reading “John Dewey Would Hate Your Digital Citizenship Curriculum”