Rethinking “Digital Footprint”

Last week, we learned that we have to completely rethink how we teach critical thinking on the web. Today, as I dig into the idea of digital footprint, I realize we have to completely rethink our approach to this as well.  Health and Protection, just 3 years ago, was seen as this (by Ontario teachers). … Continue reading Rethinking “Digital Footprint”

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Showing Our Love for Bloggers – #ontedblogs

The open web is a place where everyone has a voice - a place for ideas, conversations, and sharing.  However, when we "exist online" mainly inside our mobile apps, being fed a algorithm-driven diet of content based on our likes and other in-app activity, we lose sight of the importance of the democratic web. Bloggers … Continue reading Showing Our Love for Bloggers – #ontedblogs

Digital Leadership is Essential in Exponential Times

We no longer live in the industrialized print-based society that many of us grew up in.  Technology has become increasingly pervasive and connected to everything we do.  Our grade 4 students have never lived without the iPhone, yet just 10 years ago, we didn’t even think of taking pictures with phones.  In fact, we often … Continue reading Digital Leadership is Essential in Exponential Times

Creating the Compelling Case for Change: Digital Literacies are Essential

Why are digital literacies important in 2017? It may seem like a silly question, but are they really at the forefront of our work in education? Bryan Alexander suggests that digital literacies upset the balance of power, because they empower students to question authority, and they empower citizens to find truth. The RSA suggests that … Continue reading Creating the Compelling Case for Change: Digital Literacies are Essential