"It is the mark of a educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility
Equal access to appropriate tools and resources has big potential for education, but with is comes big responsibility. With known vulnerabilities of the internet and potentially global digital sharing we must understand, personally follow, model, and teach clear guidelines for safety and digital ethics.
Fair Use Scenario
Fair Use laws allow educators special permissions with copyrighted materials. The internet is rich in ideas and exemplar models to share in the classroom. Learning what copyright, intellectual property, and freedom of speech means and then sharing that knowledge with colleagues and students is an important aspect of digital citizenship.This paper exploring the legal doctrine of Fair use helped me to understand the balance between copyright holders and public interest. It also attempts to clarify allowances provided in educational settings.
School of The Future
Imagining a school of the future allowed me to focus on a learner-centered model, develop strategies for providing equitable access to appropriate digital tools, and craft new methods for integrating emerging technology. Thoughtful and creative planning will make inevitable pedagogical changes a success for everyone.
Ask me about best practices, digital etiquette, and how VR can help us understand digital citizenship and see the world through different eyes.