Connected Educators, Digital Citizenship, Social Media, Tech Leadership

Too Much Texting

It's likely that you have a smartphone. If not, most regular phones allow us to send text messages. We as a society have gradually gotten somewhat used to being available by text 24/7.  What if any conversations should we be having about Texting Etiquette? According to Shelly Turkle, a clinical psychologist and the founder of… Continue reading Too Much Texting

Administration Technology Planning, Digital Citizenship, Tech Leadership

An Internet Minute

This is real world. See what is happening in an internet minute. To what degree do these activities this reflect what is happening in your school or work environment? Are most sites open or blocked? Do policies and discussions around effective use occur? With our world changing so rapidly, discussions around use of technology must… Continue reading An Internet Minute

Administration Technology Planning, Connecting, Digital Citizenship, Internet Safety, Stakeholders and Community, Tech Deployment and Sustainability, Tech Leadership

Web Filtering Checklist

    When schools make web filtering and blocking decisions, they need to be sure that they are not also blocking learning, blocking productivity, blocking progress.  Shifts have occurred widely over the last couple of years in schools regarding the filtering question. Security still remains a top priority. However, the question of what content to… Continue reading Web Filtering Checklist

21st century teaching, Administration Technology Planning, Digital Citizenship, Nets-A, Stakeholders and Community, Tech Leadership, Tools, Uncategorized

15 Digital Citizenship Resources for Schools

For School Leaders, Teacher Leaders and Families Web These sites have resources for teaching Digital Citizenship in the classroom Common Sense Media Netsmartz - Be Cyber Wise - Digital Citizenship Site Yahoo Safely Cable in the Classroom FOSI Family Online Safety Institute Blogs These blogs address topics around… Continue reading 15 Digital Citizenship Resources for Schools

21st century teaching, Catholic Schools, Connecting, Digital Citizenship, Tech Leadership

High School Government Class Learning with Twitter

                  Listen to Podcast TwitterTuesdays Part 1 TwitterTuesdays Part 2   Today's technology allows us to communicate as never before in history. Communication is global, communication is real time, communication is accessible to everyone! In today's media, we have seen politics discussed using social media by large… Continue reading High School Government Class Learning with Twitter