Teaching the (non)Controversy part III: A Hijacked Blog about Teaching Digital Citizens about PLNs This was originally going to be a blog about how kids communicate based on my reflections of the last two weeks of the #BYOTchat (Thursdays 9pm...where all the cool educators hangout). I was going to talk about the increase in students using twitter over facebook. How a huge factor in this seems to be the adoption of facebook by the students' parents. This was going to branch into a decision making matrix about distinguishing when we are trying to reach out to kids (in which case, be where they are) from when we are teaching kids to be attentive to their communications responsibilities (in which case, set the expectation and don't coddle). I would have concluded with some tangent about developing social media policies for schools that respects the privacy of teachers but encourages interaction with students. This will not be that blog. Teaching the (non)Controversy, Revisited Note: this is part three, but can be read without the other two. [Interlude One] [End Interlude] [Interlude Two]
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Teaching the (non)Controversy Part I: A Marketplace, Corrupted In celebration of passing 5,000 page views on my blog (THANK YOU SO MUCH), I thought I would change things up a little by mixing the typical rant up with a problem that I don't necessarily have an answer for yet. (Please note, I will be writing about "controversy" in this blog. Please take the content of my claim into consideration even if you disagree with the examples) But first, check out my Pin (Pinterest Board)! get thisFlat Earth JD Ferries-RoweTeach the Controversy (ok, in all honesty, I am also trying to figure out a use-case for Pinterest in education as well. Interlude 1: The debate topic a few years ago in Lincoln-Douglas was over mandatory vaccinations. Despite other books Despite celebrity spokes people Despite air time on evening news programs and screen time on websites The scientific community had put this "controversy" to rest through the process of epidemiological study, scientific method, and peer review. Sounds like 21st Century skills to me. Fast-forward to 2012.
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Practically Applied: A Month of Creation in #digcit One of the struggles that I have had teaching computer classes and even adult professional development over the years is the artificial nature of the exercise. While there are a few notable exceptions and tried & true lessons, the teaching of computers is typically taught as a series of artificial "problems" and walk-through solutions. Students for the most part recognize this and go through the motions to a greater or lesser extent depending on how much they value their grades. Thus, when we decided to recast the curriculum for Computer Applications as a course in Digital Citizenship (#digccit) based heavily on the ISTE National Education Technology Standards for Students, one of our implicit goals was to make the student experience more real and more relevant. Context: Brebeuf Jesuit runs a modified-modular schedule. The course has built-in discussion time where students bring in articles on technology trends, news, or events that they have discovered and share with the class.
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How Do We Teach Critical Thinking in a Connected World? As a child, I grew up in a world that was dominated by left-brained thinking. Both my parents were in professions that required in-depth analytical thinking. The “rule” in my house was: “If you break something, try to fix it. Only THEN come ask Dad for help.” Looking back now, I realize something I never understood then — what he had instilled was an ability to think critically. Several months ago, as I was visiting one of our diocese schools, I was fascinated that a first grade teacher was actually teaching critical thinking to her students within a math lesson. The addition sentences were easy for the six and seven-year olds. Shortly after my classroom visit, I came across a website dedicated to teaching critical thinking. Reflection always includes stopping and thinking before making rash judgments about the topic at hand. It never ceases to amaze me how deep the learning experience can become when ideas are critiqued by others. ‘How do you know what you know?’ About the author
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