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3 ways to be a better digital citizen, online and IRL

eSchool News

note : Innovation In Action is a new monthly column from the International Society of Technology in Education focused on exem plary practices in education. Walk down the street, look around in a restaurant, or watch people waiting in line and you’ll notice how fully technology has become integrated into our daily lives. Views of technology and its place in society can be seen in movies, television, and cultural references. So what describes a digital citizen?

What is the 21st Century Lesson Plan?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Technology and the connected world put a fork in the old model of teaching–instructor in front of the class, sage on the stage, students madly taking notes, textbooks opened to the chapter being reviewed, homework as worksheets based on the text, tests regurgitating important facts. Students are digital natives, already in the habit of learning via technology. Transfer of knowledge is critical. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years.