May 25, 2017

How NOT to teach digital citizenship


To paraphrase Steven Wheeler:

If you are alive in the 21st century, you are a global digital citizen.

image byLisa Stevens from CC BY-SA 2.0

What does that mean to me?


Participating in ETL523 through reading, viewing, reflecting, communicating via discussion forums, blog posts, Flipboards and Adobe Connect sessions, and connecting through #etl523 on Twitter and Diigo has meant that I have reflected on what it means to be a digital citizen as I was DOING digital citizenship.   One of the things that I love about M Ed (KNDI) is that as we “talk” about contemporary learning theories and practices, we “walk the walk”, which has given me the confidence and capacity to try some of the things I have been doing and learning about with my colleagues and our students.

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April 25, 2017

Collaborative Projects: the pleasure and the pain

It was with great relief, and a sense of achievement, that I submitted my first assignment for ETL523 – Digital Citizenship in Schools – a collaboratively developed learning module published using wikispaces.

Our lecturer, @julielindsay, offered us words of advice around the need for empathy, communication, collaboration, leadership and compromise, to facilitate successful collaboration on this group assignment.

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June 1, 2015

Digital Leadership

 DIGITAL LEADERSHIP is about telling your own story so that other people don’t tell it for you.


I attended a Digital Leadership Workshop today, presented by Eric Sheninger.  He is not the first person I have heard say that not all leaders have the word “leader” in their job title.  A pragmatic and engaging speaker, Eric shared his story and ideas about how important it is for educational leaders to share their stories and ideas with each other, to make ALL of us better at what we do.  And the way we do this is by building relationships with the different communities that we belong to, then sharing what that looks like:

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