NPDL Character

Leveraging Digital

"Most people say its intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character." Albert Einstein

Website: Good Character.com

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Explore Good Character.com. This American website contains teaching guides, lesson plans, activities, programs and resources focussed on building character. Browse the website. See what you can find that would be applicable to your classroom.

Explore the website to find a range of resources on building character.

Consider the following:

  • How would you need to adapt one of the teaching ideas for your classroom?

Website: Digital Technology: Tools that Help Enhance Emotional Intelligence

Explore edutopia: Digital Technology: Tools that Help Enhance Emotional Intelligence. With the Relate for Teens software, students can explore personal issues, keep a private journal, and complete a teacher-created curriculum.

Read: Character Education for the Digital Age

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Access the article at Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD): Character Education for the Digital Age

The challenge is to find ways to teach our children how to navigate the rapidly moving digital present, consciously and reflectively. How we meet this challenge depends on how we address the following fundamental question about teaching our digital-age children: Should we teach our children as though they have two lives, or one?

Read about creating character in the digital age.

Consider the following:

  • Does todays' world determine a different set of criteria on what should be taught in terms of character?
  • Should we teach our children as if they have two lives or one?

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