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Social Media Usage and Cyberbullying

At a young age, children are first taught simple ethics such as ” take turns, share, be kind, be honest, and help others.” As these kids grow up and go to school, they learn even more ethics like ” show respect, keep your hands to yourself, be ready to learn, and work well with others.”Continue reading “Social Media Usage and Cyberbullying”

What Does it Mean to be Digitally Literate?

If you would have asked me before I took any EdTech classes ” What does it mean to be digitally literate?” I probably would have responded with something along the lines of: ” It means you know how to use technology.” Now, I understand there is a lot more to digital literacy than being ableContinue reading “What Does it Mean to be Digitally Literate?”

Whose Role Is It Anyway? Schools and Their Place in Teaching Digital Citizenship

8 math units, 4 science units, novel studies, grammar lessons, projects. Did I miss anything? The curriculum asks teachers to cover a lot of material in one year. We are allotted specific time (down to the minute) depending on the subject. In 2022, we should also be teaching a very important subject: Digital Citizenship. DoesContinue reading “Whose Role Is It Anyway? Schools and Their Place in Teaching Digital Citizenship”

My Digital Identity- Past, Present, And Future

As someone who was born in the 90’s, you could say that I grew up at the same time as the Internet. When I was under the age of 10, I still had dial up Internet. My family had a computer room and my first go at social media was MSN Messenger. I didn’t haveContinue reading “My Digital Identity- Past, Present, And Future”

How Can Schools Change to Educate Our Future Leaders?

Every year, the conversation about robotic teachers occurs in my classroom. It usually starts with me, a teacher, making a mistake and my students calling me out for it. I exaggerate my error, explaining with confusion: “What? Teachers make mistakes? I thought we were robots that couldn’t make mistakes!” Then, I ask my students ifContinue reading “How Can Schools Change to Educate Our Future Leaders?”