The Connected Educator – Book Summary

Are You Literate by Today’s Standards?

  • Start by taking the self-evaluation in chapter 1 to find out how you stack up. It covers five categories from which examples are included below. End of chapter activities allow you to map yourself using Google maps and learn about Diigo, a social bookmarking site.
  • Facilitating and inspiring learning and creativity – How well do you support and model creative and innovative thinking? Do you engage learners in real-world issues and authentic problem solving? Do you promote reflection and collaboration?
  • Digital age learning – Do you use digital tools to promote learning and creativity? Can students pursue their individual curiosities? Do you use digital tools to address learning styles and abilities?
  • Modeling digital-age work and learning – Can you transfer your current knowledge to new technologies and situations? Do you collaborate using digital tools with students and peers? Do you use these tools to communicate?
  • Digital citizenship and responsibility – Do you model and teach safe, legal, and ethical use including social use? Do you provide equitable access? Do you use it to teach about and communicate with other cultures?
  • Professional growth and leadership – Do you participate in local and global learning communities? Do you demonstrate a vision of technology infusion? Do you make use of current research?
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