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
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
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?
We have all experienced PD sessions in which a new resource is shared that is difficult to navigate and from there on collects dust on our shelves. Sometimes I feel this way with new technology or apps as well. Someone tells me something new or I attend a PD session for a new educational app or … More Recommendation: Seesaw – User Friendly
In a recent post, I discuss an article called How to Teach Kids Social Responsibility in a Connected World and how I was focusing on the second recommendation in this article as part of my major project. To review, the second recommendation states, “Connect your class via social media and allow them to chat, post, and … More What is a Digital Citizen anyway??
Earlier in the course we discussed what the future might look like for our students. You can find my post about it here. It is obvious that the world is changing for our kids and we, as parents and teachers, must change with it. I have to admit, prior to taking this course, I hadn’t … More Why Teach Digital Citizenship?