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Digital Citizens Advocate

ISTE standard for Coaches 4.7, The Digital Citizen Advocate, states: “Coaches model digital citizenship and support educators and students in recognizing the responsibilities and opportunities inherent in living in a digital world.” Performance indicators: 4.7.a. Inspire and encourage educators and students to use technology for civic engagement and to address challenges to improve their communities. […]

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How can online discussion forums inspire students to positively contribute to and responsibly participate in the digital world?

Besides being a Spanish language teacher, for the last three years I have hosted and co-coached a VEX Robotics team. Every time I learn a new ISTE standard, I think of how VEX Robotics exemplifies that standard. ISTE Standard for Educators 3 addresses how “Educators inspire students to positively contribute to and responsibly participate in […]

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Research on digital tools for the World Language classroom

Since I began teaching in 2002, I have seen spurts of enthusiasm guide the adoption of new teaching tools and materials, many of which soon become abandoned. Innovation and experimentation have permeated the teaching profession for centuries. This was true from the beginning of formal education in the United States when Horace Mann saw uncharted […]

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Improving Reading Comprehension Skills in World Language

Introduction For this one hour activity, students select reading material of their choice in order to improve reading skills of the target language (Spanish). Traditionally, in the face-to-face classroom, students choose a book or reading material from the classroom library. Sometimes students may read independently, with a partner, or they have a choice. Students are […]

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Teaching ISTE standards and 21st century skills through scholastic journalism

The American Press Institute defines journalism as “the activity of gathering, assessing, creating, and presenting news and information. It is also the product of these activities.” A school newspaper can be the product of a combination of project-based learning from classrooms and school groups. It can highlight students and their work, and tell about their […]

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Fitting Problem-Based Learning in the Traditional School System

ISTE Standard for Students 4, the Innovative Designer, contains that “students use a variety of technologies within a design process to identify and solve problems by creating new, useful or imaginative solutions.” The videos from ISTE playlist regarding standard 4 show examples of problem-based learning where students use a variety of technologies within a design […]

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Guiding students through the journey of digital curation

A key role for teachers is providing opportunities for students to reflect on their learning process in order to improve learning outcomes (ISTE standard for students 1a). With this in mind, I investigated the criteria that should be included in the creation of a rubric that will help students evaluate their skills and progress related […]

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Mission Statement

As a digital citizenship advocate, it is my mission to help school leaders, educators, students, and their families recognize the opportunities and responsibilities intrinsic to digital technologies in education. For this, I need to recognize my own responsibilities, embrace ethical values, and strive to exercise and model excellent digital citizenship. The core ethical principles that […]

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It just takes time… extra time!

“But the great potential of educational technology to improve teaching and learning will only be realized if our ed-tech efforts go hand in hand with a commitment to digital equity” (Reich, R. 2019). As a digital leader, it is my commitment to partner with educators, leaders, students, and families to foster a culture of respectful […]

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Redefining Civic Engagement in the Digital Era

The personal value that is important to me professionally and that relates to ISTE standard 7a is service. When I think of civic engagement to address challenges and improvement of community, I envision school leaders, teachers, and students involved in meaningful hands-on projects that involve research and service work in the community. Because of the […]

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