Tag: digital natives

Flashback to 2008: Digital Footprints and Lutheran Education

I recently found myself re-reading something I wrote in 2008 for a Lutheran education publication in Australia – SchooLink: Shaping Digital Footprints A couple of takeaway quotes that still seem relevant today in 2017: “The current challenge for Lutheran education

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Digital Distractions: Chasing after the wind?

Last evening I participated in the weekly #LuthEd Twitter chat with a number of other Lutheran educators.  The topic for the evening was “Managing Digital Distractions” moderated by Dave Black. The chat represented the clear consensus that we all are

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Advice for a school new to BYOD

A dear friend at St. Peters Lutheran School in Blackwood, South Australia, asked for wisdom as they trial a BYOD program.  I can’t promise any wisdom here, but here’s my 5-minute attempt to hammer out my top 10 tips.  I’d

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Prensky and Heppell discuss the concept of turning nouns to verbs

Bringing back a video from 2010 that’s relevant to teachers implementing a bring-your-own-device program in their classrooms. Marc Prensky and Stephen Heppell discuss the concept of turning nouns to verbs… In short, emphasize the “verbs” in your learning outcomes and

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The power of Prezi

I facilitated a teacher staff development activity at a  Lutheran elementary school this week, utilizing a Prezi presentation I’ve been developing on the topic of “Keeping Up and Staying Connected: Growing your professional learning network”.  For several of the participating

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The Marks of 21st Century Education at Mater Dei High School

Mater Dei High School here in Orange County was recently highlighted in our local OC Register newspaper regarding their 1:1 iPad program: Mater Dei has received Apple Distinguished School status for 2012-2013, one of 87 across the country that, through the use

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Valuing Reading for Depth

I just mentioned (ranted?) it again in conversation at the dinner table the other night.  Today’s students don’t care to read for depth anymore (or don’t know how to, or aren’t expected to, or don’t have time to, etc.).  All the

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Digital Natives, or Not?

As we step further into the 21st Century, I find myself less and less confident in the “digital natives” narrative that generically applies traits to an entire generation and assumes education systems must radically change to meet this generations new

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