Connection Through Civic Engagement

Use technology in order to respectfully connect with those who represent you.

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In my opinion, teachers today must use the same technology that their students use in order to effectively impart digital citizenship.  Digital citizenship is engaging with your community in a respectful manner to the end in which their voices are heard and a civil conversation is encouraged.  As a social studies teacher, I remind students that we live in a representative democracy.  By not sharing their opinions with their elected officials they are negating the purpose of how our system of government is supposed to function.  Technology has empowered a generation to speak directly to their local, state and federal elected officials on a variety of matters; some which directly impact the very students we teach.  

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