Applications of Digital Literacy

DM101-Footprint

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

Facebook Revisited

A 2nd year teacher that I keep in touch with sent me an email yesterday: “Hey Dave! How do you feel about adding students as friends on Facebook?  I use my Facebook mainly as a communication tool. I don’t put anything up that I wouldn’t want people to see.  In the evening, my students have trouble getting in touch with me via [district] email, so I’ve had a few messages via facebook (which they can do … Continue reading

Facing Facebook

Some people say ‘kids will be kids’… Some adults have never forgotten what it felt like to be a victim. What happens when adults are not present? Sometimes kids do things they shouldn’t do. Sometimes kids make choices based on what their friends do rather than on what they know is the right thing to do. Sometimes the bully wins: It happens on playgrounds, in cafeterias, and friend’s basements, at parties & school dances, and … Continue reading