The topics covered in Course 2 sure have my head spinning around in circles. Not because they are of such a technical nature but because of the implications they have for me as an individual, educator and a parent.
Digital Profile, Digital Footprints, Copyrights, Privacy, Safety – seemingly simple concepts and yet their implications are huge. The first three are not discussed often enough while the last two are what drive a lot of decisions that are made about technology in education.
The articles and videos discussed in the readings are very thought-provoking but I am left with a feeling that I still need to go deeper. Is this because I do not know enough about technology yet? Is it because I am still trying to develop a clearer vision of what technology in education looks like? Is it because of the multiple hats that I am wearing while trying to formulate a personal position towards these issues? Or is it because in using technology with students and our children we are raising the stakes and opening ourselves and them to the unknown?