LINK: Will Richardson on the role of technology in Lifelong Learning

For those who attended our workshops this week, here’s a nice bit of reading on why it’s so important that teachers immerse themselves in the world of online networks, web publishing, and deliberately managing digital reputations.

Richardson suggests that the visibility & transparency that comes with being “Googleable” is a really solid first step towards modelling the kinds of positive online contributions we’d all love to see our students engaging in.

Have a read, and let us know what you think in the comments.


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  1. Kerry Muste July 19, 2012 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    Who hasn’t Googled their name? Even my primary kids think it’s good fun. I was blown away by concept that I should be helping them create this identity. It’s given me new eyes to look at my planning. Thank you. 🙂

    • Joel Birch July 20, 2012 at 4:24 pm - Reply

      Great! So glad it was helpful. I think the golden rule of online reputations is that if you don’t take control of it, someone else will!

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