Putting Global Collaboration into Practice

For the Course 2 final project, I worked with fellow COETAIL Cohort 9 participants Rory Bell and Gene Marie Chagaris.  Each of us brought a somewhat different perspective to the project, having different roles in our home schools, not to mention living in very different places - Switzerland (me), Taiwan (Gene Marie), and Japan (Rory). … Continue reading Putting Global Collaboration into Practice

From Digital Potential to Real Action

The possibilities that now exist for students (and teachers!) to leverage digital technology to foster change is one of the most exciting and promising emerging frontiers of education in the 21st century.  I wrote a bit already about this topic in my previous blog post, where I focused on the “citizen” aspect of “digital citizenship”. … Continue reading From Digital Potential to Real Action

Digital Citizenship – Going Beyond Lessons into Action

The question of whose job it is to teach digital citizenship skills becomes more and more poignant with each passing day, as our lives become increasingly entwined with the internet.  Our reputations, both personal and professional, are shaped by our online presence and behavior, and being aware of how to act, treat others, and stay … Continue reading Digital Citizenship – Going Beyond Lessons into Action

Minding your Digital Footprint (Because You Never Get a 2nd Chance to Make a 1st Impression)

  The 2nd part of the title to this post is attributed to Will Rogers, though many of us will be old enough to remember the Head and Shoulders Shampoo commercial slogan. Our digital footprints are a permanent record of our digital lives, and it is of paramount importance to recognize the power that they … Continue reading Minding your Digital Footprint (Because You Never Get a 2nd Chance to Make a 1st Impression)

Educating Students About their Digital Exhaust.

I think that it is very likely that historians looking back at the early 21st century will come to regard the emergence of the internet and its associated digital tools as being equally transformative to global societies as the industrial revolution.  Every sector of our society is feeling the effect of billions of people being … Continue reading Educating Students About their Digital Exhaust.

Remixing, Star Wars, and Science.

This week’s COETAIL recommended readings/viewings covered many topics related to copyright, but I particularly found those about the “remix culture” to be the most interesting.  “Remixing” has always seemed to me to be a natural form of creativity, practiced by creatives since the days when humans expressed themselves on walls of caves.  However, this remixing … Continue reading Remixing, Star Wars, and Science.