personal technology

A Different View of Digital Citizenship

Image Credit Many digital citizenship programs focus on digital citizenship with students  with a list of “don’ts.”  The ideas below look at positive and proactive steps to consider citizenship issues with students. In recent years, many blue ribbon committees have… Read More ›

Innovation and Democracy

Image Credit Is innovation a democratic process? Innovate:  to introduce something new; make changes in anything established. (reference) In Disrupting Class, author Clayton Christen informs school boards that introducing digital learning into schools may be hampered by purposeful democratic processes that are part of schools’ cultures.  Cooperative… Read More ›

Technology Enhancement: Fundamentally Flawed

Image Credit The use of the term “technology enhancement” is fundamentally flawed.  First definitions from dictionary.com: 1.to raise to a higher degree; intensify; magnify; 2.to raise the value or price of.       In schools this means purchasing a variety of techno gizmos so that teachers can teach the same way, moving… Read More ›

Normal is Revolutionary

Image Credit  “What’s revolutionary for adults is normal for kids,” stated Jaime Casap of Google to technology leaders at a meeting of the Illinois Chief Technology Officers today.  Casap implored school leaders to build great teachers, appeal to students’ motivations, focus on the basics,… Read More ›