Best-selling author and educator Jason Ohler addresses how today’s globally connected infosphere has broadened the definition of citizenship and its impact on educators, students, and parents.
Preamble: Our Choice for Our Children: Two Lives or One?
We have a fundamental question to address with regard to educating our Digital Age children. How we answer this question will determine how we plan for and implement education in the broadest sense for many years to come. In its simplest form, the question is, Should we consider students to have two lives or one?
Allow me to restate this question with a bit more detail: Should we consider students to have two separate lives—a relatively digitally unplugged life at school and a digitally saturated life away from school—or should we consider them to have one life that integrates their lives as students and digital citizens?
The “two ...