After Jenn Stewart-Mitchell and I had the opportunity to chat with Alec and Katia on Thursday, we are excited to get the ball rolling on our final project. We are looking at influencing a transformation of mindset (meaningful integration of technology in emphasizing pedagogy over tech tools) and creating a framework for interdisciplinary digital fluency. In today’s day and age, it is imperative that students move beyond digital consumption to become both digitally literate (transactional: knowing how to use technology and what to do with it) and digitally fluent (transformational: knowing when to use technology to achieve an outcome and why the technology will help them achieve it). Reflecting on the work of Michael Fullen, Doug Belshaw, ISTE Standards, Partnership for 21st Century Teaching, etc, creating, critical thinking, curating, communicating, connecting, citizenship, and collaborating are skills that encapsulate digital fluency. Keeping these essential skills at the forefront of teaching and learning (as opposed to specific digital devices and tools), will aid in meaningful technology integration. We believe that effectively integrating technology in (and beyond) the classroom can transform old practices and create an atmosphere that benefits all learners today and in their future. We look forward to creating something tangible to share with our school division. You can check out our proposal below.