Digital Ethics Audit

7a: Inspire and encourage educators and students to use technology for civic engagement and to address challenges to improve their communities. (ISTE Standards for Coaches 7: Digital Citizen Advocate) I interviewed C. Wardlaw, a director of NQA Childcare Center and an Early Childhood Education professor. I approached this interview with the goal of understanding the perspective of an early childhood…

Mission Statement-Digital Leadership

As I start my journey as a digital education leader, I must question what is going to be my driving force and what will be the guiding principles. I see it as building a house, laying a good foundation. First of all, I find a sense of purpose in serving the next generation. I feel responsible for the future they…

Learning how to self-control; a path to a healthy digital life

I wish I had a better word to describe the current digital world but to call it a ‘jungle.’ Because there is no standardized law and order to protect our children practically, it is operated by greed feeding off of people’s impulse desire to ‘consume humans’ attention.’ As David S.H. Rosenthal, a retired chief scientist of the LOCKSS Program at…

What it takes to be a responsible Digital Citizen

What would it take to raise a child to be a responsible digital citizen? We get wisdom from African proverbs, saying, ‘it takes a village to raise a child.’ It’s true. The responsibilities are for us all. Whether you are government authorities, educators, parents, or companies benefiting from students, we all share the responsibilities, and our choices impact a child’s…

Quality learning in progress

Researching the quality assurance process for digital education, I realized there are no general standards that apply to all—instead, it’s a work in progress. I started with a question, ‘Can we trust the sources of online teaching materials?’ I immediately became curious about who and how we do quality checks for digital learning. First, I had to ask myself what…

It’s about time

We live in the most fast-paced, ever-changing time in the history of mankind. One of my favorite movies in the ’80s, ‘Back to the Future,’ is happening right before my eyes. I never imagined surfing the web, using a smartphone, or driving an electronic car; however, I am doing them all now. Whether I am ready for it or not,…

ISTE Standards

STUDENTS 1.1. Empowered LearnerStudents leverage technology to take an active role in choosing,achieving and demonstrating competency in their learning goals,informed by the learning sciences. Students:1.1.a. articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategiesleveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on thelearning process itself to improve learning outcomes.1.1.b. build networks and customize their learning environments inways that support the learning process.1.1.c….

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