Author: jasonmkern

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Just the Beginning

So what have I accomplished over the last 18 months in the Digital Learning and Leading Program? One of my fellow cohort members, Michelle Heckaman, summed it up pretty well when she suggested that the DLL program is about learning how to take ownership of our own learning and to...

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More than a Business Class – an Actual Business

As I continue to reflect on the last 18 months, a lot has centered around my innovation project of creating a method of entrepreneurial education. While it is certainly not like my initial innovation plan http://jasonmkern.com/projects/entrepreneurial-track/entrepreneurial-initiative/ this semester has been one of the most rewarding in my 21 years as...

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My COVA Journey as a Learner

I’m going to spend the next few weeks reflecting upon my learning journey over the last 18 months in several posts here on the blog. This first post really surrounds what I have come to embrace as Choice, Ownership, Voice through Authentic assessments (I prefer learning to assessments) or COVA....

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Reflecting on My Last Month

For the last month I have been investigating Digital Citizenship and what it means for our learners today. Using Mike Ribble’s nine elements of digital citizenship was new to me although most of the concepts themselves were not. He has quite a few resources at http://www.digitalcitizenship.net/Home_Page.php for others to check...

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Take Care of Each Other

While we have talked about citizenship vs. digital citizenship and the importance of the nine elements, one of the biggest discussions we have today has to surround bullying and cyberbullying. While much of cyberbullying is becoming more understood, there are still several misconceptions. Hinduja and Patchin define cyberbullying as using...

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Navigating Sharing Today

No discussion about digital citizenship can be complete without diving into copyright. I believe copyright discussions are more important today than ever as technology makes violating the creators rights too easy. Often times we as teachers or our students do even think about the fact that we are doing it....

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It’s Not about the Device

As I continue to think about citizenship in the digital age, I realize that I believe there is simply citizenship and then digital literacy. While Ribble characterizes digital literacy as one of his nine elements of digital literacy, I belief it is the one that distinguishes itself from simply being...

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Digital Citizenship or Just Citizenship?

It has been pretty crazy as school has started so I haven’t blogged much lately. A couple projects that I have been working on, entrepreneurial track and authentic learning, I hope to update in the near future. However, today I am focusing on digital citizenship. Digital citizenship is hard to...

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Formalizing the Action Research Plan

I love the first few lines of the video above from John Spencer – “Teaching is a craft. It is both an art and a science which is why great teachers always experiment and make tons of mistakes” (Spencer, 2017). If you haven’t heard about action research, the video gives...

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What the Literature Says

As I continue to explore the benefits of action research, I am reminded to “stand of the shoulders of others.” I endeavored to delve into why action research is needed by diving into the literature concerning entrepreneurial education. We need to examine scholarly research, peer reviewed theories, and current observations...