Digital citizenship

Bost, Danielle

IL

Isman, A. & Canan Gungoren, O. (2014). Digital citizenship. Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology – TOJET, 13(1), 73-77. Retrieved from https://eric.ed.gov/?q=digital+citizenship&pr=on&ft=on&id=EJ1018088.

Article focuses on “touchpoints” of digital citizenship.

Very beneficial as an introduction for digital citizenship and how to help students become “digital citizens.”


Why Technology Alone Won’t Fix Schools

Iansito, Karah

IL

Toyama, K. (2015, June 3).  Why technology alone won’t fix schools.  The Atlantic. Retrieved
Summary
Toyama argues in this article that if inequality is what ails public education, technology alone can not help, and, in fact, will only serve to amplify existing inequities.  
Evaluation
Reading this article was a bit of a revelation to me.  I have been an English teacher for 14 years in a diverse socio-economic public school, and have long felt skeptical about the advent of technology in the classroom.  This article named for me what I have been feeling.  I came to the article via a book given to me by my supervisor, Amplify:  Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom by Katie Muhtaris and Kristin Ziemke.

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The critical 21st century skills every student needs and why

DiZazzo, Cynthia
IL
Watanabe-Crockett, L. (2016, August 2). The critical 21st century skills every student needs and why. Retrieved from https://globaldigitalcitizen.org/21st-century-skills-every-student-needs
Summary:
With input from educators, administrators, and researchers from various countries and communities, the Global Digital Citizen Foundation (GDCF) has compiled a list of skills necessary for students to be productive, lifelong learners. The skills deemed by GDCF to be most essential to student success in the 21st century include: problem solving, creativity, analytical thinking, collaboration, communication, and ethics, action and accountability. Each of this skills is first defined and then described in relationship to student success.
Evaluation:

Unpretentious and understandable, Watanabe-Crocket’s definitions and descriptions of the essential student skill set create a foundation for educators to build upon and promote in their teaching practices. Further tools and questions for further developing a 21st century learning environment are included at the article’s conclusion.