It’s finally here! Today I am wrapping up my major project for EC&I 832. For my major project, I choose to do a Personal Journey Into Media (option #2). You can read about my original plan: Major Project Projections however, my plan changed slightly over the course of my exploration. My original plan included exploring 3 … More Wrapping Up My Major Project
What a whirlwind of a semester! I cannot believe how quickly it has gone by. On this page you will find my Summary of Learning for EC&I 832. Thank you to Alec and my fellow EC&I 832 classmates for helping me along this journey of digital citizenship and media literacy. I have learned so much … More That’s a Wrap! – Summary of Learning W18
You don’t need to look too far to find information about how social media is causing an increased or at least sustained momentum with regards to youth anxiety and other mental health concerns. There are several examples of tech guru’s working in the industry place limitations on themselves or their families. Despite much work being … More Snapchat – Health and Wellness
My students and I have been looking at this poster during all of our digital citizenship lessons. After exploring what it means to be a digital citizen, we have returned to this poster to guide and set a purpose for each new lesson. For example, when we talked about being kind online, we were focusing … More The Evolution of Commenting Online – Part 1
Click to read The Post-Truth Era – Part 1. This week, our professor Alec, asked us to write about an average day (for us) in terms of reading and making sense of information, media and the world around you by discussing personal strategies for analyzing and validating information? After all, if we are going to … More The Post-Truth Era – Part 2
Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year for 2016 was post-truth as defined as “an adjective defined as ‘relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief”. This week’s class discussion focused on the new and emerging challenges of literacy in a … More The Post-Truth Era – Part 1
As described by Bitmoji.com, “Bitmoji is your own personal emoji. Create an expressive cartoon avatar, choose from a growing library of moods and stickers – featuring YOU! Put them into any text message, chat or status update”. There are over 1.9 septillion different combinations to make your bitmoji look just like you. Sometimes, I am kind … More Is Bitmoji the New Face of Your Digital Identity?