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As I write my final blog for this course, I’m struck by the word connectedness. In Digital Reading: What’s Essential in Grades 3-8 there is an entire section of the book dedicated to the word connectedness. There is something powerful about feeling like you are part of a community and connected to people in a variety of… Continue reading Connectedness
As a final project, in a group with my colleagues, we created a video using the Common Craft technique to help educate our audience about one aspect of digital literacy. Here are some samples of common craft videos. The focus was to be on one area in which people can be informed and intentional about … Continue reading Final Project – Don’t Be Becky
Here is the link to my final portfolio. Enjoy!
Decided to create a MEME since we are almost to the end of the quarter. home stretch. I am feeling it but hanging in there 🙂 https://imgflip.com/i/2o2smn
At first glance, this assignment was a daunting task for me. I was a bit concerned and what to write and which platform to use. However, in the end it turned out to be one of my favorite projects to do. The reason is Adobe Spark. The design of the website makes it so […]
I will be honest, out of all the projects, this one was the least favorite. The book was somewhat interesting. However, i cannot draw definitive conclusion. Our group decided to split up the work. I was responsible for several chapters. I did my part of the work. But, due to a very busy schedule and […]
Here is a link to my course portfolio. Thank you for following along as I have continued on this journey towards completion of my M.Ed. Technology is an ever changing field and this will be a life long adventure. As a teacher with ever changing students, I am more prepared today than I have ever … Continue reading Portfolio Link
When reading “8 digital life skills all children need – and a plan for teaching them” I was so excited to see one of the digital life skills being “digital empathy.” I could instantly see the importance for this especially from a ‘digital’ perspective. Building digital empathy with children would prevent cyberbullying in all forms … Continue reading Empathy as a Skill
It’s very exciting to see that there are standards for digital writing in throughout a child’s K-12 career. I like how it is broken down between writing, reading, speaking and listening. And broken down even further to distinguish different type of writing, reading and knowledge. Overall this is a great standard to have and hope … Continue reading Common Core Standards
Carl is the man. And he always said it as he saw it…which wasn’t necessarily how everyone else saw it. But as we near the end of our quarter and time together, I figured no better person to share some wisdom. Thanks Carl. Cheers.
I couldn’t resist this…with the recent news of the passing of Stephen Hillenburg, creator of SpongeBob SquarePants. It was a sad day for the entertainment industry. It was also doubly sad for me, for those who know of my personal history and connectiion with ALS. Also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is … Continue reading Weekly Play – some more gif
Short form video: The “cause” that has been at the center of my thinking this quarter has been about “fake news” and the constant battle to overcome. Not simply the methods and techniques we can use to ferret out fake journalism vs. real and authentic media, but just the fact that the entire idea of … Continue reading Weekly Play – Short form video
I have such a newfound and greater appreciation for the concept of mediated writing. Simply enhancing a standard paper, document, or story with interactive features brings writing to life in ways well beyond the standard engagement. Adding images, video and hyperlinks can most certainly deepen the meaning of the story being told and it brings … Continue reading Mediated Writing
As Vickery concludes her book, Worried About The Wrong Things, and its emphasis on Youth, Risk, and Opportunity in the Digital World, a key concept she highlights is a “nuanced understanding of how expectations of risk, technology, and youth shape policies, opportunities and young people’s lived experiences.” (p. 681) She helps us to understand that … Continue reading Book Circle 2: Conclusion
In Chapter Two, Policies of Panic, of Worried About The Wrong Things by Jacqueline Ryan Vickery, the emphasis is placed on the ideas behind where our “fears and anxiety” tend to come from and how we can take a different approach. In her research, Ms. Vickery decided that the best way to look at internet … Continue reading Book Circle 1: Policies of Panic