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  1. Tagrid Sihly

    Great post. I love this idea of digital leadership. Kids nowadays need to realize how powerful social media can be in making a difference in their lives and the lives of others. Like many people I used to think that Twitter is a social media tool used for chatting and posting status updates. But when I actually started using it I was able to connect with education leaders across the country, and I realized what a phenomenal learning tool it really is. When working with my students I always encourage them to voice their opinions and take action to promote their ideas. I believe that it is our role as educators to help children realize the potential of using digital literacy to grow, learn, and lead forward.

  2. Ruby Love

    Great article George and if we encourage instead of stifle and standardize the digital experience, young people will have their imagination and creativity fed in countless ways. Imagination and creativity are two legs of learning. Digital leadership is fueled by discovery of the extraordinary connections, relationships, people and innovations that are out their in our world.

  3. Janna S. Cleague

    Thought provoking, inspiring post! While I agree whole-heartedly, in the idea of “Digital Leadership” my thouhts wander to college aged adults and how we as educators must impact them to be aware of their Digital Citizenship. I remember in my role as a Career Coordinator with LSU, warning students to always use a professional email user names. Now, the message must extend to all social media sites and any posts, pictures, likes, including family and friend’s posts, pictures, and likes. As humanity moves to an age of knowing intuitively that we are all one, technology drives us more quickly to that reality, remembering the age old truth of treating others as we would want to be treated seems a simplier, solid way to teach Digital Citizenship and Leadership. The Golden Rule still applies to self as well as others.

  4. This is a great post. It fits in perfectly with two of our school’s goals next year: higher expectations for all, and increasing student engagement in the broader community (so much easier with the internet tools at their disposal…).

    Thanks George!

  5. Kathleen Roland

    The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.

    Michelangelo

    Beautiful quote similar to yours.

    • Susan Manst

      What a good reminder for all of us to keep working hard to challenge ourselves and others to greater heights.

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