April 5, 2020: Technology, Social Media, Ethics, and Everything in Between

This week’s discussion brought about a variety of different topics associated with ethical and legal issues with technology and media. As educators, we are faced with a significant amount of responsibility when it comes to following specific guidelines around privacy & confidentiality and accessibility. Privacy & Confidentiality At the beginning of the school year, familiesContinue reading “April 5, 2020: Technology, Social Media, Ethics, and Everything in Between”

April 4, 2020: Major Project Reflection… and Some Poetry

Well, it has been quite the semester! Definitely one to remember. Aside from the major changes that are happening in our professional and personal lives, I feel that I have learned SO much this semester. Honestly, I don’t think I would have been as prepared as I was for these changes without the knowledge andContinue reading “April 4, 2020: Major Project Reflection… and Some Poetry”

March 13, 2020: What Does it Mean to be (Media) Literate?

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Albert Einstein What might be some different elements of being “fully” literate? The quote above is one of my favourites! I appreciate that it reflects uniqueness andContinue reading “March 13, 2020: What Does it Mean to be (Media) Literate?”

March 7, 2020: Project Update #4 and Digital Citizenship in Schools

It never ceases to amaze me how quickly time passes. We are already a month out from our final class… Where did the time go?! With that being said, over the past few weeks I’ve been thinking a lot about my major project and how I plan on summarizing my learnings at the end ofContinue reading “March 7, 2020: Project Update #4 and Digital Citizenship in Schools”

February 29, 2020: Digital Identity– Then, Now, and Where to Next?

Flashback to 2007. I’m sitting in my family’s living room on our desktop computer with my cousin. I’m learning the “ins and outs” of Facebook and preparing to upload my first profile picture (what a thrill). Before that moment, I had only ever conversed online through MSN Messenger, so I was excited about a newContinue reading “February 29, 2020: Digital Identity– Then, Now, and Where to Next?”

February 17, 2020: Update & Vlog #3… Here we go!

I finally feel like I’ve started getting somewhere with my major project! The planning and organizing of all these different ideas and reworking initial plans has taken a lot of time! However, that being said, I still have lots that needs to be accomplished… My vlog this week was essentially a detailed update on everythingContinue reading “February 17, 2020: Update & Vlog #3… Here we go!”

February 10, 2020: Progress Update #2

Digital citizenship. Being respectful online. Simple enough, right? Prior to taking this class, that was my understanding of digital citizenship. I didn’t realize all of the different layers that go into being a digital citizen. Ribble’s Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship has been very helpful in breaking these layers down and incorporating them into myContinue reading “February 10, 2020: Progress Update #2”

February 1, 2020: Education, Change, & The Digital World

I found this week’s discussion intriguing because it was so relatable! In my mind I kept going back to memories of learning how to make PowerPoint slides in elementary school, computer lab time and learning how to type on All The Right Type, and when the Motorola Razr cell phone came out. I also foundContinue reading “February 1, 2020: Education, Change, & The Digital World”

January 22, 2020: Mary Beth Hertz Reflection

Wow! Last night’s conversation gave me a lot to think about. I always knew I was not the most informed when it came to having an in-depth understanding of how the internet works and the “ins and outs” of social media, but use them anyway. It really struck me how blindly I engage with differentContinue reading “January 22, 2020: Mary Beth Hertz Reflection”

January 18, 2020: Major Project Outline

I am thinking of going with Option 2: My Personal Journey Into Media. Since I’m a list person, the following are steps I have completed/hoping to complete over the course of this project. Educational Apps: SeeSaw and Flipgrid I have used SeeSaw last year and this year. I mostly used it for parent communication andContinue reading “January 18, 2020: Major Project Outline”

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