An important component of (digital) citizenship and (online) empathy is the ability to connect both locally and globally. As discussed in my previous blog post, service learning and volunteer initiatives within our own communities can help to build empathy in our students. However, global digital citizenship is just another layer when it comes to helping … Continue reading Going Global!Continue reading »
Instagram burst onto the scene in 2010. It rapidly gained popularity and boasted 1 million registered users in the first 2 months. It has since become one of the most used social media apps in the world with subscriber numbers rivaling those of Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat. It has since been purchased by Facebook in …Continue reading »
When I began using this app the goal was to evaluate its merits as a tool to be used along with the Wellness 10 curriculum. The second criteria I was investigating was whether the app could facilitate a healthier approach to technology use. The app took off after an appearance on the hit show Shark …Continue reading »
As I finish my last course for my Masters of Adult Education, I find that my learning is only just beginning; this is not the end although learning will look different to me as I leave formal education. While I close one chapter, a next one opens in a few weeks. For my final project, …Continue reading »
Throughout this course I thought again and again about my digital identity. By exploring apps and programs of my choice, I feel like I’ve taken back control over my own learning. There is nothing stopping me from increasing my digital literacy at this point and learning any new skills that I wish to acquire. That … Continue reading Changes to My Digital IdentityContinue reading »
Here is the video for my Summary of Learning for EC&I 832.
Thanks for a fabulous semester everyone.
Out of the four options we were given for this semester’s major project (Option 1: Development of a curriculum-supported digital citizenship/literacy resource; Option 2: Personal journey into media; Option 3: Internet-based social activism project; and Option 4: Student-designed project), I decided to dive deeper into my personal journey into media (“option2”). I decided to take … Continue reading Major project: Final thoughtsContinue reading »
A friend I haven’t seen in a while recently sent me a text and we had a brief convo. Click on the link to see: Kyla’s textingstory Describing to someone else exactly what I learned while taking this class is difficult. Most of the classes I’ve taken previous to this one have an established curricula or…Continue reading »
My (short) experience using Snapchat and my last blog post on my major project made me think even more about the role of integrity in education. I spent some days with my family in Brazil at the end of the last month, and I decided to talk about integrity and the digital world with one … Continue reading Discussing online integrity with my 16-year old nephewContinue reading »