digital citizenship

Keyboard Warriors and Social Media Muscles in Schools

NEWSFLASH: There are people on the Internet that don’t like each other. There are people that don’t like each other in person too, but today’s pitfall of technology has enabled a myriad of people to partake in voicing their opinions in a whole new* way (*new, being about 20 years at this point). Recently, a […]

Hey Google…How Can I Not Feel Exhausted at the End of a Summit?

How do you normally feel after attending an all day conference or summit? Exhausted both mentally and physically? Sluggish? Overwhelmed? Funny thing happened to myself and two of my colleagues after attending a recent all day summit at Google in Pittsburgh called “Be Internet Awesome.” We weren’t exhausted mentally or physically. We weren’t sluggish. And […]

Digital Portfolios and Blogs: Use Authentic Technology, Not Technology Made for School

Currently in my district we’ve had some preliminary talks regarding if/how digital portfolios could be implemented on a wide-scale. Of course, while the focus shouldn’t necessarily be on the technology, one of the first questions asked by everyone (both in and out of district) always involves what type of platform we have in mind. While […]

From Consumers to Creators: Integrating Technology in the PreK-3 Years.


Is this what you think of when considering incorporating Digital Learning in your PreK-3 classes? If so-you are not alone. In NAEYC’s recent book: TechnologyandDigital Media in the Early Yearsprovided some guidance into this new territory: We all share a responsibility to be sure children’s engagement with screen media supports early learning and the development […]

Administrators: How To Model Digital Leadership


The more I write and speak about education, the wider the disconnect I see between our ever-changing world and our unchanging schools and administrators. Outliers exist among those schools and leaders, but by and large, the one-size-fits-all American education system hasn’t changed much in over 100 years—and from my vantage point, too few administrators effectively […]

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