Saturday, June 1, 2013

Allen said that most parents come to understand that a computer is a neutral object — it all depends on how students use it. A personal computer and smartphone are not to be taken lightly, and he said, “Mistakes have to happen, but patterns of mistakes are no longer mistakes, but habits.”
This is a fantastic quote from Holly Korbey's article,

Teaching Respect and Responsibility — Even to Digital Natives

It presents a much better way to teach kids about digital citizenship by thinking about positive behaviors in general not specifically to do with the technology.

Furthermore these are things that kids in general need to learn, and have a chance to experience, even if it means crashing and burning.

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