By the time today’s digital natives enter high school, most of them have already been using devices, computers, the internet, and social media for years. They use these tools on their own terms and for their own reasons, many of which aren’t readily apparent to older adults who didn’t grow up with tablets and mobile phones in hand.

This usage presents unique challenges for educators who must not only teach a standard curriculum and help shepherd students into adulthood, but who must also help promote good digital citizenship both in and out of the classroom.

Whether this means posting on social media...

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  • About the Author:

    Dr. Audrey Hovannesian is a dedicated educator, researcher, and chief technology officer who is passionate about assessment and educational technology. She currently oversees the department of information technology, assessment and accountability, and institutional effectiveness at the Victor Valley Union High School District in California.