Are YOU, a digital hero? Do you have what it takes to survive in the 21st century world of always present technology? If you think you are up to a test of your skills, then you are in the right spot!
Starting on February 3rd a series of posts will appear at this address, five in all. Each will discuss an essential characteristic of Digital Heroism… Character, Originality, Kindness, Respect, and Talent.
Your mission, should you truly be a Digital Hero, is to respond to each post with an intelligent comment sharing your thoughts on each trait, asking a question of the blogger, or sharing your personal experience with the topic. Comments will be screened before going live on the blog – this might take a little time, be patient, they will appear.
Should you successfully complete your postings for all five challenges you will earn the title “Digital Hero” and will be entered into a prize drawing. Prizes include iTunes Gift Cards, Wireless Mice, and more and will be distributed the week following the challenge. So how do I get started, you ask? Using your EVSC Gmail account, login to post to this blog and reply when the time comes, when your first hero trait posts early on the morning of February 3rd! Looking forward to seeing you in the virtual world of our blog!
The EVSC Digital Heroism Challenge began in 2013, the brainchild of Bill Gumula, EVSC eLearning Coach. With five tremendous bloggers and an outstanding audience of student digital heroes, that first year we saw almost 250 students participate posting over 1,000 comments. We had 1,700 unique page views and a total of more than 7,000 page loads. Student survey data were exceptionally positive, indicating that students’ experiences with the blog had a genuine impact. The project was a unique way to engage students in discussion around digital citizenship, and to “Bring Learning to Life.” It was so unique and impactful that the project was chosen to be presented as a poster session at the Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC), one of the largest educational technology conferences in the country, where it was very well received and inspired numerous other districts to start similar projects of their own.