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.

Seeing Technology: A Primer
Seeing technology: A primer

Fish can't see the water.

—An old proverb

Our response to what bothers us about technology needs to be to see technology. We need to try to see it as clearly as we can so that we can evaluate it and make informed decisions about its use. In addition, once we see it clearly, we can ask leadership to make decisions that reflect our understanding of technology's trade-offs and our priorities as citizens.

But as Dr. Karen Dill (2009) explains in her book, How Fantasy Becomes Reality: Seeing Through Media Influence, just being aware of technology's effects does not mitigate many of its unwanted impacts. Instead, we need to be actively engaged in deconstructing technology and making connections between what it ...

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