Part of my major project is a personal exploration of the app Snapchat. You can read more about my major project here and here. My classmate Sapna posted about this resource called The Complete Guide to Snapchat for Teachers and Parents. This article talks about three foundational beliefs about Snapchat: On one side of the coin, … More Snapchat in the Spotlight
As my students become more familiar with our app exploration (Seesaw), I decided that implementing a digital citizenship curriculum into our daily practice was critical. We started today with a lesson from Common Sense Media called “Going Places Safely“. We started by talking about going places, like our recent school field trip or a trip … More Going Places Safely
A Side Note to Start For some descriptions of digital identity followed by a social activism perspective on digital identity, check out my video “How do we approach the concept of identity in a digital and networked world?” Jumping In Common Sense Media’s article “How to Have Honest Conversations About Social Media with Students” suggests … More Start by Having an Honest Conversation with Yourself
I have been using Snapchat for sometime as a personal social media tool. Prior to taking this class, I often signed up for the latest social media platform without giving it a second thought, which is what I also did with Snapchat (I know, not an informed digital citizen move — but after this class, … More Back to the Basics with Snapchat
Implementing SeeSaw — one of the apps I am exploring for my major project — in my classroom has allowed both myself and my students to examine and understand many of Ribble’s 9 elements of digital citizenship. Now for a cheesy Valentine’s pun: they seem to go hand in hand. After spending some time viewing … More Ribble & SeeSaw – The Valentine’s Edition
I have been busy over the last few weeks getting SeeSaw set up in my classroom. What I have enjoyed about the process so far is the training that SeeSaw provided for new users. It had information for teachers to read and some short videos to watch. It provided just enough information without being overwhelming … More SeeSaw Set Up – Final Project Update 1
This week Alec posed the question, “what sort of world are we preparing students for?” This question really digs deep into the purpose of education. What are we doing as teachers in the classroom? Are we preparing students for a career several years down the road? Are we teaching them to explore their current world … More The Future is Here – Are We Ready for It?