Prior to completing this subject, my knowledge and experience with digital citizenship and the safe, responsible, and ethical use of ICT in my personal and professional life was quite minimal. As a graduate, the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APSTs) requires me to be able to;
4.5. Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically
Demonstrate an understanding of the relevant issues and the strategies available to support the safe, responsible and ethical use of ICT in learning and teaching.
Given this professional responsibility, it is important that I follow suit in my personal life also and understand what it means to use and implement ICT safely, responsibly and ethically.
One of my fellow EDC3100 peers has posted a blog called I Choose Technology and has done a fantastic job of summarising where technology began and where it is now. She also touches on what ICT does for education and where it will end up in the future. I really resonate with the statement below made by Becc Davis (2016).
“With ICT you can be anyone, do anything and work anywhere, and for this we need to nurture and embrace it!”
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APSTs). Teacher Standards. Austalian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership. Retrieved on 3 October 2016 from http://www.aitsl.edu.au/australian-professional-standards-for-teachers/standards/domain-of-teaching/professional-knowledge
Davis, Becc. (2016). I Choose Technology. All Things Teaching and Technology. EDC3100 – ICT and Pedagogy: Student Blog. Retrieved on 3 October 2016 from https://beccdavis.wordpress.com/2016/09/15/i-choose-technology/