Bishop McDevitt Catholic High School

Team Members: Cara Marino, Glenda Rieffel, Matthew Jurkiewicz, Joe Habich, Cathy Dooley
Community: Archdiocese of Philadelphia Year 1, 2010-2011

Our Project is a 3 point approach to Digital Citizenship: a Student Portal, a Parent Portal, and a Teacher Portal.
With a 1 to 1 netbook initiative taking place in our school next year we want to make our students, their parents, and our faculty great Digital Citizens. We think it is important that they learn what it is about and how they can implement the ideas of Digital Citizenship in their everyday lives, including their curriculum.

Below are a few links, these are all works in progress still and will change as we tailor more information to meet the needs of these groups.

Teacher portal
On this site you can find sample lessons that have been used in our Technology Communications class, and some other resources.

Parent portal
Is on our public website, under academics, and has a broad overview for parents. We are currently creating specific content geared toward parents.

Student portal: (Still being worked on)
Will have information geared specifically toward students.

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Sheryl is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Powerful Learning Practice. She works with schools and districts from around the world helping them to infuse technology into their curriculums and by leading other digital conversion efforts. Sheryl also consults with governments, educational organizations and non-profits in development of their various professional learning initiatives. Sheryl is a sought-after presenter at national and international events, speaking on topics related to digital and online learning, teacher and educational leadership, online community building, and other educational issues impacting children of poverty. Sheryl served on the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Board of Directors for six years. She co-authored The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age with Lani Ritter Hall. Sheryl has four children and four grandsons, Luke, Logan, Levi and Tanner and a trio of dachshunds. You can find out more on her blog and on Twitter @snbeach.

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