KRISTIN ZIEMKE
Author and Education Consultant, Ziemke Consulting, LLC

Digital Identity: Growing Up in a Connected Culture

Today, technology allows us to amplify students’ stories as learners produce, publish and share in our digital culture. Digital forms of storytelling—like blogs, tweets, and texts—invite new audience, offer diverse feedback and engage students to collaborate with the world. More so, sharing begs awareness, seeks understanding and has the potential to turn classroom devices into empathy-generating machines as kids interact and learn about the world. We celebrate the benefits of technology and explicitly teach students to consider their identity as they use media to understand themselves and their place in the global learning community.