The most important part that I have yet to mention within my blog is Digital Literacy. Digital Literacy is something that should be taught, discussed, and brought up whenever technology is used within the classroom.
Simiply by showing this image, or one similar to your class and ask them what they think each point means.
“What is E-Safety”?
“Why do we need to think about cultural and social understanding?”
“How are we collaborating online?”
Having discussions like this within your class can happen at any age, even in primary. Students need to be aware of the big wide world of the internet and having discussions will help start that thinking young.
Remember to talk to parents about programs you are utilizing, and encourage them to have these conversations at home. Use the tool, incorporate technology, integrate resources, but educate yourself and your students about all the key factors that play into technology as well!
“It is not about the technology; it’s about sharing knowledge and information, communicating efficiently, building learning communities and creating a culture of professionalism in schools. These are the key responsibilities of all educational leaders”. – Marion Ginapolis