Photosharing Apps – Impacting Media Literacy

Photosharing apps like Snapchat, Instagram and PicCollage are changing how we communicate with one another. Our students are creating, writing, reading, and comprehending a myriad of messages through the use of pictures, short chats and captions.  What we used to write in a letter or email to a family member or friend, or convey over… Continue reading Photosharing Apps – Impacting Media Literacy

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My Personal journey into media: Snapchat, Instagram and Google Classroom.

  Final blog entry As educators, it is imperative that we have an understanding of apps, the digital world and the programs that our students / teachers are currently using. For my personal journey into media, I investigated 3 apps. One educational app: Google Classroom and two Social media apps: Snapchat and Instagram. Young people … Continue reading My Personal journey into media: Snapchat, Instagram and Google Classroom.

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Developing lesson plans and materials for an in-depth conversation on student cell phone use

I’ve started creating a lesson plan and materials for this project, and I’d like to share how things are looking so far.  For those new to my project, I am aiming to create a lesson (or a series of lessons) that would get my adult ESL students reflecting on their own cell phone use – … Continue reading Developing lesson plans and materials for an in-depth conversation on student cell phone use

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Photosharing Apps – Avenue for Digital Citizenship Education?

The first question I have used to guide my major project work is: What does research say about photosharing apps and their value in educating students about digital citizenship and helping them to become positive, contributing digital citizens? While I did find some sources one would consider research, I am using a lot of information… Continue reading Photosharing Apps – Avenue for Digital Citizenship Education?

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