My Experience Cybersleuthing – Thinking about Digital Identity

Your digital identity leaves an online trace of your past that follows you everywhere. As educators, it is very important we take advantage of digital mediums and use them to contribute to educational conversations. Apps (such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook) can be used to build an online resume, share resources, and partake in a

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Teaching Digital Literacy – How to Combat Fake News

With an increase in technology usage at schools every year, teaching digital literacy is becoming more and more relevant and important for students. Learning about how to treat others online, what is appropriate to post on the internet, and how to determine what is a scam is important for students to learn. Building a positive

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Why Teaching Digital Citizenship is Important

Ribble’s 9 elements of digital citizenship are essential for educators to understand in order to effectively introduce/use technology in the classroom. This is because each element covers an important trait that students must comprehend in order to use technology in a safe, positive, and expressive way. For example if a teacher or student does not

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The Use of Technology in the Classroom: Why is it important?

Technology is constantly evolving and changing everyday. Information is now more accessible than ever. New generations of students are beginning to not know a time where technology was not an essential part of our world. For the future of schools this means that teachers will need to continue to embrace technology and adapt to the

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