Imagining the Possibilites: Empowering Digital Citizens Within the Curriculum


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  • JanaIntroductions
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  • JennAre these definitions really different for our students?
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  • JanaWhat are the Broad Areas of Learning?Current job description (life application) for our learners:positive self image (identity)nurture meaningful relationships appreciate diversity (beliefs, perspectives, understanding)demonstrate empathy and a deep understanding Students are curious, observant, and reflective as they imagine, explore, and construct knowledgedemonstrate understandings, abilities, & disposition to be engaged learnersOpen to other ways of knowing the worldDemonstrate confidence, courage, and commitment in shaping positive changeThey contribute to the environmental, social, and economic sustainability of local and global communities
  • JanaCross Curricular CompetenciesThe competencies are addressed through all areas of study and through school and classroom routines,relationships, and environments. Such inclusive, culturally diverse, resource-rich environments includeincreasingly networked, technology-rich classrooms.Develop Thinking:Think and learn contextually, creatively & criticallyDevelop Identity and Interdependence:Understand, value, and care for oneself (intellectually, emotionally, physically, spiritually), for others, & social, economic, and environmental interdependence and sustainabilityDevelop Literacies:Construct knowledge, explore and interpret the world, & express understanding and communicate meaning using various literacies. Develop Social Responsibility:Use moral reasoning processes, engage in communitarian thinking* and dialogue, and take social action.Communitarian thinking is the ability to “think with” others, learn from others, and support the thinking of others.
  • JanaKnowing all that is what our renewed curriculum expects of students… how do we empower our learners?Turn & Talk Time
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  • JanaMake comparison between nets and curriculumSand cats/mimi words on youtbube anecdotesEmpowering our learners to passionate, intrinsically motivated, driving their own learning journeyWanting to share, to connect, to collaborate… they are excited and happy to Turn& talk?
  • JanaWhen we think about how things have changed… for our learners…
  • JanaThink of how fast our world is changing
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  • JennDigital CitizenshipStudents understand human, cultural, and societalissues related to technology and practice legal andethical behavior.a. Advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsibleuse of information and technologyb. Exhibit a positive attitude toward using technologythat supports collaboration, learning, and productivityc. Demonstrate personal responsibility forlifelong learningd. Exhibit leadership for digital citizenship
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  • Imagining the Possibilites: Empowering Digital Citizens Within the Curriculum

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    2. 2. C I T -I -Z E N
    3. 3. DI GI T AL CI T I Z EN "those who use the Internet regularly and effectively. …a person generally must have extensiveskills, knowledge, and access of using the internet through computers, mobile phones, and web-ready devices tointeract with private and public organizations. “- Wikipedia
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    5. 5. WH A T I S A C I T I Z E
    6. 6. WH A T I S AC I T I LeaderE N ? Z Passion Engaged CommunicateLearner Contributor Accepting Thinker Problem Solver
    7. 7. Thinking Identity and Interdependence LiteraciesSocial Responsibility
    8. 8. How doweourlearners?
    9. 9. Renewed Curricula: Understanding Outcomes (Fall 2010)
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    12. 12. Did you know?
    13. 13. Used with permission www.brand.com
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    15. 15. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making• Students use critical thinking skills to plan and• conduct research, manage projects, solve problems,• and make informed decisions using appropriate• digital tools and resources.• a. Identify and define authentic problems and• significant questions for investigation• b. Plan and manage activities to develop a solution• or complete a project• c. Collect and analyze data to identify solutions• and/or make informed decisions• d. Use multiple processes and diverse perspectives• to explore alternative solutions
    16. 16. 1.97 billioninternet users as of January 2011 (Royal Pingdom)
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    19. 19. 21st Century Learning
    20. 20. Contact UsJana Scott Lindsay Jennifer jenniferbrokofsky@gmail.comTwitter: @janaslindsay Twitter: @jennbrokofsky