Getting Out of the Filter Bubble: Finding “The Real You” Online

I recently had a great (and timely) conversation with one of the counselors from International School Manila at the EARCOS Teacher’s Conference in Kota Kinnabalu, Malaysia (check out all the resources from all of my sessions here). She said: “I wish there was a way to help students recognize what their online profile looks like…

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Dealing with Digital Confrontation

I think students often have adults in their lives who can help them develop understandings about how to make good choices in online spaces, and we’re starting to develop great academic resources for that, but we rarely show them how we respond when something uncomfortable or unpleasant happens to us – especially when it’s our own fault.

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The Real Me

Who are you? How, when and where would I get to know who you are? Should I assume that it has to be “in person”? To be honest I kind of hope not, because that really limits the potential of the connections I can make. Recently I had a very interesting (and informally structured) conversation…

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Digital Citizenship Week

Last week was our first Digital Citizenship Week at YIS, and it was fantastic! We focused primarily on the Middle School to get an idea of how an event like this would work for our students, teachers and parents.┬áHere’s what we did: Learning objective: A renewed focus on the choices we make and how they…

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Student Blogging Guidelines

Cross-posted on the Tech Learning Advisors Blog Only one month into the new school year and almost every middle school student has their own blog hosted at ISB (plus all of our grade 5s, and quite a few high school students)! Thanks to our fantastic middle school Humanities and Modern Language teachers, who spent their…

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