Digital Citizenship

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Tim Clark
Vice President of Learning Innovation, SAFARI Montage

Citizenship for Personalized Learning

This post, written in collaboration with Diana Ryan, is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. It is necessary to construct the building block of Citizenship within a classroom to better facilitate personalized learning. Although a personalized learning environment focuses on the needs and interests of individual students, how those students operate collectively as an entity of learners can influence and even determine what they are personally able to accomplish. Teachers can purposefully help students understand the rights and responsibilities of a digital citizen.

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Tim Clark
Vice President of Learning Innovation, SAFARI Montage

Building Blocks for Personalized Learning

Almost two years ago, I wrote an article for eSchool News entitled, “The Advantages of the BYOT Classroom.” At the time, I was the Coordinator of Instructional Technology for Forsyth County Schools in Georgia, and the advantages that I listed were the qualities that I had observed in classrooms that effectively utilized Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) to transform teaching and learning opportunities with students’ personal technology tools.

Now, I’m collaborating with several schools and districts around the country that are beginning to implement Personalized Learning to better connect students with engaging academic content; to facilitate the development of digital age skills; and to utilize technology to provide access to anytime, anywhere learning.

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Jason Everett
Technology Trainer, Educational Service Unit 10

Attribution... Important?

Why is providing attribution so important?

1) It's the law.

Works are automatically protected under copyright law. If you created it, it's yours! And you get to choose what happens to that work, be it a book, photo, painting, song, show or any other creative work you created. Unless you give specific permissions to do anything but consume the work, it is protected.

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