Connected Kids<br />Technology and 21st Century Learning<br />
Changes<br />For 21st Century students, technology is more than a tool….it is an essential component of everyday life that...
We live in a globally connected society<br />Our vision is to create Excellent Learning Environments that ensure we meet o...
Dalton McGuinty let fly last year that maybe cell phones could have some educational value in school.<br />Should Ontario’...
raised in a media rich networked world <br />tech savvy <br />self-empowered <br />highly connected <br />21st Century Stu...
Citizen: a member of a society<br />Citizenship: The character of an individual in a society<br />Digital Citizenship: The...
Today’s digital world is considerably different than the world most of our teachers grew up and went to school in<br />Cha...
Why Digital Citizenship?<br />Some would say we don’t need to teach Digital Citizenship just citizenship as they are one i...
What is Digital Citizenship?<br />Digital Citizenship is more than just a teaching tool; it is a way to prepare students/t...
Digital Citizenship<br />By embracing technology and encouraging students to explore its various forms, educators also hav...
What Resources Are Available<br />for Wolf Creek Teachers , Students and Parents?<br />
Wolfnet<br />Wolf Creek Conference<br />
 <br />Login: Wolf Den<br />https://wolfden.wolfcreek.ab.ca/login/<br />Screen clipping taken: 06/09/2010, 12:47 PM<br /> ...
www.wolfcreek.ab.ca/digital citizenship<br />
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Connected Kids by Mark McWhinnie WCPS

  1. 1. Connected Kids<br />Technology and 21st Century Learning<br />
  2. 2. Changes<br />For 21st Century students, technology is more than a tool….it is an essential component of everyday life that frames their social world view. For them, being digitally connected is as natural as speaking is to us.<br />
  3. 3. We live in a globally connected society<br />Our vision is to create Excellent Learning Environments that ensure we meet our mandate to prepare our students for adult life.<br />21st century learning is all about preparing young people to become caring, competent Canadians with the knowledge, skills, and attributes to be successful global citizens<br />
  4. 4. Dalton McGuinty let fly last year that maybe cell phones could have some educational value in school.<br />Should Ontario’s province-wide ban on cell phones in classrooms be lifted?<br />“Of course not – the kids will just sit there and text each other all day” Jeff Hutcheson, Canada AM<br />Generation Gap<br />Banning cell phones for fear kids will be texting each other all day is analogous to gagging them at the door for fear they will talk to each other all day.<br />The challenge is to leverage the literacy skills kids have in positive and effective ways <br />
  5. 5. raised in a media rich networked world <br />tech savvy <br />self-empowered <br />highly connected <br />21st Century Students<br />collaborative <br />innovative<br />skilled communicators<br />But…<br />They Need to be Good Digital Citizens<br />have to realize that online choices have offline consequences<br />underdeveloped sense of risk and responsibility<br />lack an adult perspective on safety, responsibility and general citizenship<br />
  6. 6. Citizen: a member of a society<br />Citizenship: The character of an individual in a society<br />Digital Citizenship: The character of an individual in a digitally-mediated society<br />
  7. 7. Today’s digital world is considerably different than the world most of our teachers grew up and went to school in<br />Challenges<br />Technology tools are the contemporarytools of literacy, yet for many of our teachers both the tools and the environments that they enable are foreign <br />Yet these are essential tools and learning environments in the 21st Century<br />To help guide students wisely, we need to develop a deeper understanding of the digitally connected world and what it means to be good digital citizens<br />We need to remind students of what it means to be good digital citizens each time we use digital tools in our classrooms.<br />
  8. 8. Why Digital Citizenship?<br />Some would say we don’t need to teach Digital Citizenship just citizenship as they are one in the same now.<br />Others argue that we need to have a common language and resources that we use with parents, students and teachers.<br />www.digitalcitizenship.net/<br />www.wolfcreek.ab.ca/digital citizenship<br />
  9. 9. What is Digital Citizenship?<br />Digital Citizenship is more than just a teaching tool; it is a way to prepare students/technology users for a society full of technology. <br />Too often we are seeing students as well as adults misusing and abusing technology (sometimes unknowingly). <br />Teaching Digital Citizenship starts at an early age and needs continual reinforcement.<br />
  10. 10. Digital Citizenship<br />By embracing technology and encouraging students to explore its various forms, educators also have a<br />responsibility to teach students <br />to use technology <br />in a responsible manner.<br />
  11. 11. What Resources Are Available<br />for Wolf Creek Teachers , Students and Parents?<br />
  12. 12. Wolfnet<br />Wolf Creek Conference<br />
  13. 13.  <br />Login: Wolf Den<br />https://wolfden.wolfcreek.ab.ca/login/<br />Screen clipping taken: 06/09/2010, 12:47 PM<br /> <br /> <br />https://wolfden.wolfcreek.ab.ca<br />Digital Citizenship Community<br />
  14. 14. www.wolfcreek.ab.ca/digital citizenship<br />

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