Over the past five weeks I have been learning about different aspects of digital citizenship. Overall, I feel like I grew in my depth of knowledge regarding digital citizenship. I was already familiar with Ribble’s Nine Elements but enjoyed diving deeper into the topics. One of my weakest aspects in regards to digital citizenship was,… Continue reading Reflection on Digital Citizenship
This week we have focused on Cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is defined as “willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices” (Hinduja & Patchin, 2015). In a society where most people have access to some form of social media via their cell phone, cyberbullying has reached a new level.… Continue reading The Costs of Cyberbullying
This week we focused on Copyright Law and the implications it has in the classroom. In all honesty, it became a bit overwhelming. There are a plethora of rules and laws that monitor and regulate intellectual property. I believe that there needs to be a clearer focus in schools to teach the rules of copyright… Continue reading Copyright…whew!!
After Google-ing myself this week and reflecting on my digital footprint it got me thinking. How much privacy do we really have? And do we really care? After reading a bit more, I think privacy on the Internet does not truly exist unless extreme measures are taken. Social media is perhaps the number one culprit… Continue reading Can we really expect privacy on the Internet?
Upon reflection I realize we, as a leadership team, have focused on our goals with blended learning based upon the what rather than the why. I want to re-center my focus on the why of our goal…because at the end of the day that’s what matters. Below you will find our WHY for doing what… Continue reading Focusing on the WHY
The following is an excerpt from a blog by Natasha Walizer and it struck true after having focused on a Growth Mindset the past few weeks. I wanted to share: ‘“It’s not about the actual failure itself, it’s how you respond to it.” I look at these words every day, every morning. They are written… Continue reading Responding to Failure
As a child, I was very smart but very insecure about my intelligence. I was afraid to fail and “disappoint” my teachers–even though they would not have been disappointed in the least. I am grateful that my mother, also an educator, recognized this fear in me fairly early on and helped me learn to work… Continue reading A Growth Mindset in the Classroom