Applications of Digital Literacy


Applications of Digital Literacy is a course that I helped create for the Inquiry Hub. It is one of two courses principal Stephen Whiffin and I decided to develop as local board approved courses*, the other course is Foundations of Inquiry. Stephen humourously calls these ‘mandatory electives’ since we decided that these would be requisite courses for anyone coming to the Inquiry Hub. The idea is that we do not expect students to come to … Continue reading

Digital Literacy, toothpaste and the Inquiry Hub

In February I got to help write a course called Applications of Digital Literacy. As Jill, from Staff development, and I sat down to get things started, we discussed the fact that really we were developing a course that would hopefully be redundant in 5 years… because students by then would be coming out of Middle School with all of the necessary skills already. For now, I think this is a very valuable course and … Continue reading

Truly Questioning Everything

Yesterday I read a great post by Ira Socol: Question Everything. I love the Boeing 787 story, and the Guardian newspaper video commercial is one of those self-explanatory examples that I just know I’ll use in the future. Ira reminded me of my post: Question Everything that I wrote, while still in China, to start off 2011. Little did I know that within a year of writing this I would be part of the design … Continue reading

The complete guide to building a digital footprint

1. Pick a site that YOU WANT TO join. 2. Sign-up. 3. Take the time to seek out interesting people. 4. Friend them, follow them, add them to your network, join their network, favorite what you like, read them, talk to them, and link to them. 5. Share thoughtfully, openly, generously, bravely and in a variety of places. 6. Enjoy what others share with you. 7. Go back to step 1, repeat. In a couple … Continue reading

Students Today

This was written on a scrap piece of paper while doing some ‘big thinking’ with Heidi Hass Gable. I’m sharing it exactly as it was written, but adding links to some of my other posts to liven it up a bit… Feedback, as always, is appreciated. – – – – – Students Today -> relate differently to toys, digital tools and each other, compared to just a few years ago. -> are not digitally competent … Continue reading