To say that students are immersed in the digital world is an understatement to say the least. If we take the time to dissect the digital world, it quickly becomes apparent that the primary function of the digital world is to communicate. As the digital world has evolved, the sophistication and complexity of communication has increased exponentially. Seemingly mundane modalities of communication today would have been the stuff of science fiction only a few short years ago. Navigating this new world safely, effectively and ethically is the challenge which has been placed before the digital natives. The purpose of this unit is not to simply give students a set of tools they can use, but to create a higher level of consciousness of the digital world and to allow students to maximize the positive potential while consciously mitigating the risks.
- Teacher: Dan Mielke