We're excited to bring you a new series from a passionate digital citizenship advocate, Dr. Jason Ohler. The series will explore the importance of digital citizenship and provide strategies for integrating digital citizenship into schools.
The series will begin on February 17, 2017. This post will contain all of the links to the series' posts. New links will be added as blogs are published.
Dr. Jason Ohler is a professor emeritus, speaker, writer and a lifelong digital humanist who is well known for the passion, insight, and humor he brings to his writings, projects, teaching and presentations. He has been helping community members, organizations and students at all levels understand the ethical implications of being digital citizens in a world of roller coaster technological change. His most recent book, 4Four Big Ideas for the Future, reflects on his 35 years in the world of educational media and innovation in order to chart a course for a future. He is first and foremost a storyteller, telling tales of the future that are grounded in the past. Find him on Twitter @jasonohler or visit his website: JasonOhlerIdeas.com
With all of the changes happening to the way students learn, now is an important time for educators to consider how they’re fostering creativity. Check out the infographic below on creativity from Canva.
On the laundry list of skills and content areas teachers have to cover, creativity doesn’t traditionally get top billing. It’s usually lumped together with other soft skills like communication and collaboration: Great to have, though not as important as reading or long division.
But research is showing that creativity isn’t just great to have. It’s an essential human skill — perhaps even an evolutionary imperative in our technology-driven world.
Junior Artists at Home is an online program of the Museum of Fine ArtsBoston for children aged 5–8 and their families to view art together and participate in art-making activities. Freevideos, about 10 minutes each, are posted every month.