Powerful Learning Practices

Catholic School 2.0
Jump into the Summer
Matter of the Heart
Wiki's for School Leaders
The Power of "e"
New Teachers: The Joys and Challenges
Teaching Through Silence
Contagious Leadership
Dancing with the I-Generation
Teaching Cross-Cultural Communication in a Connected World
How do we teach Critical Thinking in a Connected World?
What ARE you?
Connecting the Inner and the Outer World
8 Aspects of Teacher Learning
Parents and the Internet
Reflection on Virtual Integrity
Insights into School Culture
Culture Reboot

General Resources

Tech Resources for K-12
Sister Geralyn's diigo links
More Diigo Llinks
Diigo Links III
Delicious Sites
TPAK Resources


Digital Citizenship

Rights, Roles and Responsibilities in a Digital Society
Digital Citizenship - Using Technology Appropriately
Digital Citizenship -- PDF document
Wiki on Digital Citizenship
Teaching Digital Citizenship
What is it?
Creating a Digital Compass
Free Curriculum
Action Research Project Plan
Family Media Agreements

On-Line Safety

Safe Kids Site
Trend Micro Internet Safety for Kids
Five Internet Safety Activities
ISTE and Safe use of Internet
Internet Safety


Digital Literacy

Microsoft Curriculum
Digital Literacy Skills for the 21st Century
Blooms Revised Taxonomy
Article: Children need Digital Confidence
Government Website
Dont Let kids drive the internet alone

Informational Literacy

Literacy Library
Building Blocks of Literacy
Video -- Information Literacy
Project Information Literacy
You Tube Video -- Information Literacy
Download -- Curriculum

Media Literacy

Center for Media Literacy
Media Literacy
National Association for Media Literacy
You Tube -- Media Literacy

Digital Ethics

Education, Social Media and Ethics
Cyber Ethics
Ethics in a Digital Age
Ethics and Values in a Digital Age
Teaching Right and Wrong in a Digital Age
Ethics and the Internet

Web 2.0 Tools

Why Twitter Educationally?

Internet Safety Curriculum

Digital Driver's License - Navigating the Connected World Safely
CyberSmart Free Curriculum
Internet Safety Resources
Kids against Bulllying
Center for safe schools
Common Sense E-rate Toolkit
Facebook for School Counselors

Food for Thought -- Catholic Digital Citzenship

So much of our discussion about the use of technology is about "How to use the tools?"
That in itself is find and dandy, but there must a moment in which the education of how to use the tools leaps to what is the BEST way in which I can use the tools I have learned? ... or SHOULD I use this
and that tool?
When we speak about Digital Citzenship, we focus on four stages. (See ISTE on the side)
1. Awareness -- how to use tools. Understand samples of misuse and abuse.
2. Guided Practice -- Teachers need to TEACH actual appropriate use of the tools. This level is all about
mistakes and lessons learned.
3. Modeling and Demonstration -- This is all about students having time to use the tools AND seeing
seeing teachers ACTUALLY using the tools in ethical manner.
4. Feedback and Analysis -- This opens a dialog between the way "society" sets the norm and how
the Church views it as a vehicle of hope to support the true meaning of the human person. The Church
comment is my feeling.
The stages are further divided into nine elements. These elements are: (See Using Technology ...)
1. Digital Access -- full electronic participation in society
2. Digital Commercy -- electric buying and selling of goods
3. Digital Communication -- electronic exchange of information.
4. Digital Literacy -- process of teaching and learning about technology and the use of technology
5. Digital Etiquette -- electronic standards of conduct or procedure
6. Digital Law -- electronic responsiblilty for actions and deeds
7. Digital Rights and Responsibilites -- those "freedoms" extended to everyone in the digtal world
8. Digital Health and Wellness -- physical and psychological well-being in a digital technology world
9. Digital security -- electronic precautions to guarantee safety.

The Meaning of Literacy in the 21st Century