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Major Project – Primary Students

Action Steps Lesson 2: Safety in My Online Neighborhood from Common Sense Education Sharing in student discussions has opened up my eyes and brought me to a better understanding of what is needed in schools. As I was listening to the students talk it is evident that in some situations students have too much freedomContinue reading “Major Project – Primary Students”

Trying and Teaching Technology

This past week I began teaching grades 1 and 2 about digital citizenship. This is a very broad and contextualized term for grade 1 and 2 students, so I began creating lessons and supports for both the students and teachers, in hopes that it will initiate and guide some conversations for teachers to be ableContinue reading “Trying and Teaching Technology”

Major Project Update….Try and Teach

This week I will be focussing on specific Digital Citizenship lessons within the building support. I am introducing Digital Citizenship and Literacy to the primary grades and expect to enjoy many conversations and learning with the students. As an educator, actively teaching the knowledge I have learned will authentically engage the students and help myContinue reading “Major Project Update….Try and Teach”

Growing and Learning!

Until this class, I rarely thought about what digital identity encapsulates. Sounds perhaps naive, but now more than ever, I am exploring the digital presence I have placed out into the world. I have been learning how to authentically teach students about being healthy digital citizens. My decolonization process this past decade has really initiatedContinue reading “Growing and Learning!”

The Evolution of my Major Project

Listening to Dr. Ribble share and learning about digital citizenship and a “New Space” continuously prompted me to deepen my understanding of digital citizenship.  The Progression Chart of the 9 Elements of Digital Citizenship, clearly identifies the process that students can be educated in. Drawing on Dr. Ribble’s notion of Digital Citizenship, as a society, we mustContinue reading “The Evolution of my Major Project”

Digital Tools In the School….Where Are We At?

Dr. Alec Couros and Dr. Katia Hildebrandt‘s Digital Citizenship Education in Saskatchewan Schools offer instructional support as students and educators navigate the learning curve online and the responsibility it brings. As an educator, I was not confident in this area of education and often collaborated and processed situations with my colleague, Aaron Warner. I wouldContinue reading “Digital Tools In the School….Where Are We At?”

Major Project Ideas- WeVideo Classroom

As Covid hit our world, our education systems and families were disrupted to a whole new level.  As a passionate educator, pivoting into an unfamiliar realm, the technology world, which was out of my comfort zone, was going to be a new learning venture.  I had a strong colleague, Aaron Warner, that was always willingContinue reading “Major Project Ideas- WeVideo Classroom”