Final Analysis

So, in this blog, I will not be discussing the technology I used to create my final project. I used Word, and I do not think that is cutting edge. It is a standard, but most are very used to it, and there is little to discuss. Instead, I will discuss how the project has … More Final Analysis

What We Need

My idea for the final project is a sharable document that offers ways for me or others to teach digital citizenship, online ethics and appropriate behaviour on social media. The inception of this idea is interesting. It came out of discussions at our school about these topics. I sponsor Student Council and they have been … More What We Need

Good Times and Bad: The Tangible Affect of the Gates Foundation and the Tangible Affect of Devices in School

Part I: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recognizes libraries as places where services and technology are available to all. To that end, they have put money into libraries in both America and developing countries around the world. One of the specific targets they chose was Chile. In the early part of the 2000s, the … More Good Times and Bad: The Tangible Affect of the Gates Foundation and the Tangible Affect of Devices in School

Supporting the New Curriculum: Using the LLC to Learn New Approaches

The new curriculum has teachers in our school concerned. The shift is not a problem for many; this has happened often over time, and many teachers have worked through a change in curriculum before. There is some concern over the rewording and the perceived vagueness of the curriculum, but upon close examination, it makes sense … More Supporting the New Curriculum: Using the LLC to Learn New Approaches

SSR and the Tiny Screen

Our school has a very good Sustained Silent Reading (SSR) program. Teachers are committed to modelling good reading habits and encouraging students to develop those same habits. Whether they are overtly doing it or not, they are helping these students to better negotiate the plethora of information they face on a daily basis. With that … More SSR and the Tiny Screen

Theory to Practice

While I have been engaged in an academic exercise through these last couple of blogs, I have also been thinking about how to use the work I’m doing. (I am building a mini unit for our library about and around these topics.) When I plug in one of the search terms—digital literacy, ethical online behavior, … More Theory to Practice