Monday, February 3, 2014

Digital Learning Day

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility- FDR

In honor of Digital Learning Day on February 5, 2014 we will be promoting appropriate use of technology among all users.

In this digital age, we are faced with great power or opportunity to access information in seconds. We can google anything, ask Siri, or explore content from all over the world. We have access at our finger tips to get information immediately from simple questions like what was Gilligan's full name to taking an online Harvard law class. With this access however does come great responsibility, people are faced with the opportunity to participate in unlawful or inappropriate activity using technology. We, as educators, feel we need to teach students how to appropriately use the technology. The world is fast paced and ever changing but appropriate use is pretty simple if you follow some simple appropriate use guidelines. They include:

Communicate Responsibly and Kindly with One Another

Protect Our Own and Others’ Private Information Online

Stand Up to Cyberbullying

Respect Each Other’s Ideas and Opinions

Give Proper Credit When We Use Others’ Work

We as educators ask that all technology users follow these guidelines and pledge to do so, this Wednesday, February 5, 2014. What does Digital Learning Day mean to you, it means you will pledge to use technology appropriately every time you use it and on this day you recognize and promote appropriate use among all users.  

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