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I am grateful for…

Posted by on Nov 23, 2014 in Personal Learning Networks, Powerful Learning Practice, Voices | 2 comments

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I am taking some time to reflect on just how very fortunate I am. Since becoming a connected educator in 2011, my learning world has expanded beyond my expectations and then some. I know that many of the successes our school is experiencing would not have been realized without this support. Here are a few people and groups that have recently made an impact on my professional and personal life. I am...

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Free webinar: Digital Citizenship with author Kathy Cassidy

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Less Teacher, More Student, Making The Shift, Powerful Learning Practice |

Join us for a free webinar about Digital Citizenship with author Kathy Cassidy Join author Kathy Cassidy, Powerful Learning Practice CEO Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, and PLPress Managing Editor John Norton for a one-hour live webinar on September 14th at 7pm Eastern (New York) time. During this webinar, we’ll talk about digital citizenship and take a deeper look inside Kathy’s book Connected from the Start: Global Learning in the...

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Even Our Youngest Students Need Digital Citizenship Skills

Posted by on Jun 26, 2014 in The How of 21st Century Teaching, Voices | 2 comments

“While my six- and seven-year old students don’t yet even understand the words ‘digital’ or ‘citizenship,’ they also need direction and support as they explore online spaces,” writes primary teacher Kathy Cassidy. “In fact, they need this instruction even more than their older counterparts.” Here’s how Cassidy teaches kids to be good (and safe) digital citizens.

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