Sunday, October 19, 2014
Digital Literacy K-8: Empowering Our Students
I left with lots of new thinking. How can you work with Ruth, Bill and Colby and not come away with new thing to think about. Each of these 3 people grounds me in different ways. We each bring something different to the conversation around digital literacy and that alone is worth it. Ruth continues to remind us that staying true to our core beliefs matters. Colby reminds us that kids' voices are the most powerful voices there are. And Bill's belief that technology can change classrooms to empower all children reminds us that we can't take our time with this. The most powerful thinking happens when different voices come together. I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to learn from and with these 3 amazing people on a regular basis.
We created a Weebly site so participants had all of the resources at their fingertips. The site grew and evolved as the day went on. Such fun to update a site as new things came up in conversation. You can find the site: Digital Literacy K-8. Some of it might make no sense to you but there are pages that I love (Colby's iPad screen is one of them:-). There are pages that give me things to follow up with--things I didn't have time to explore Saturday. And there are slides and quotes that reground me, remind me why digital literacy matters.
People always ask me how and why I sometimes spend Saturdays working. And some days I wonder that myself. But then I have a day like yesterday--and I think "How could I not?" When else would I have the chance to be inspired? Learning with amazing teachers, laughing with friends, learning myself. What could be better?