I recently attended the premiere screening of the documentary movie Data Science Pioneers in Christchurch. This was a great chance to learn and reflect on what I believe will become the ethics of the future. The movie dispels the myth that artificial intelligence and robots will rise against humanity and conquer the world. If you are interested in the future roles our students may have (or create for themselves), the convergence of humans and technology, machine learning, AI and of course, the ethical dilemmas all this presents, then this movie will be worth watching. There will also be a discussion panel with the team from Digital Future Aotearoa after the movie.
Learning to be an effective digital citizen is an interesting and, at times, challenging journey – whether you are a student, teacher, school leader, or a parent. This idea: ‘The Triple Filter Test – Is it true? Is it good? Is it useful?’ will enable you to help learners judge the quality of their interactions in the online world.
Teaching digital citizenship is a critical aspect of being a future focussed educator. This article was featured on the Christchurch Connected Educators’ blog as part of Connected Educators’ Month in New Zealand. It describes a teaching sequence I led at Seven Oaks School where we initiated some learning about cyber-citizenship.
This article is also featured on Christchurch Connected Educators as part of the 31 days of blogging during Connected Educators Month… In today’s world of increasing digital connectivity, sharing and connection, the proliferation of social media and cloud-based technologies, do you know who owns the work you create?
In coming months I will be adding further detail to expand on some of the ideas, particularly the four ‘building blocks’ of social media usage I’ve identified for school leaders. These posts will provide details on what tools could be used for which purpose.