Presentation to school head teachers on the digital school
My presentation to a bunch of Liverpool schools was through invitation. I was to explain what makes a good digital environment in a school.
I used three words to illustrate the importance of creating good and well thought out content. They were multi-literal, responsible and discernment, I talked about it being the school's responsibility when introducing any digital media to ensure its suitability. This is with a view to equipping pupils with good real world skills.
Finally I related to how we at Mylook relate to this responsibility and all the efforts we go to to make sure all our facts and information are correct and inspirational. Then I made the following conclusion to sum up.
So in conclusion a schools ‘digital landscape‘ is not any one item. It will be:
- Multi-literal providing various routes to learning.
- It should be responsible for controlling environments and helping its users understand how to be responsible also.
- Discernment is not a word many pupils may use, but they do it naturally and on a daily basis to judge information worthiness and sort the wheat from the chaff. Make the digital media relational to its environment and it will not be too far wrong.