Summary of Learning

My Summary of Learning I really enjoyed this class. My Summary of Learning was difficult to share as the file was not compatible. I was able to post of Google plus and you will see the end product there.

What are our Responsibilities as Educators and/or Parents?

As the class winds down I begin to think of many things that at the beginning of class were very foreign to me. I still have a long ways to go to familiarize myself with the vast forms of apps and digital media that are available out there. As an educator, it is our responsibility…

Sext up kids…what are we doing?

Like Cindy Adams I watched Sext up Kids and The Sextortion of Amanda Todd and I am too overwhelmed with the amount of our young girls are being exploited based on sexuality. I am a parent of 8 children; 6 boys and my youngest are daughters ages 5 and 7. I look back at the popularity of certain toys that they…

Using digital media for needing a donor. Ingenius.

When the word kidney came up it quickly spiked my attention. I am after all a Kidney donor. This story of this young boys’ family using digital media to help get his father a kidney is beyond ingenius. The amount of time it takes for something such as this to go viral is quicker than…

Remixing; Creativity or lack of?

This blog post examines the art of remixing. “Remix is the practice of recombining music, sound, images, and words from sources such as film, television, video, online games, advertising, and novels into new kinds of creative blends. It is a process of re-assembling, re contextualizing, and creating new meanings, and a practice at which young,…

A Great Guide on Teaching Students About a Digital Footprint

A Great Guide on Teaching Students About A Digital Footprint is a guide using videos to cover areas that include the following; what is a digital footprint, what we think we would find if we were looked up online, digital dossier and what a digital footprint tells others. I felt that the areas cover connected nicely with…

Social Media: Reality vs Fantasy

Have you ever sat and looked at posts via Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and really thought to yourself “Wow who is this person?” In order for things to make pure sense to me I look at the connections or understandings that I have with a person or a topic and go from there. In this particular…

Stop Texting….It’s time to talk

“Our phones are not accessories, but psychologically potent devices that change not just what we do but who we are.” (Turkle,SEPT. 26, 2015). Such a profound statement.I did not have a phone for over a week and I literally felt like I was going to lose it. I was forced to use landlines and could…

The darker side of social media

Life takes many unsuspecting turns and sometimes those for the worst. Most recently my world turned upside down with interactions with someone from my past that I chose to avoid. I tried my best to avoid this person through blocking him in every aspect of social media but he found me. The abuse began through…

Digital Immigrants vs Visitors and Residents

Previously I was romancing the notion that I may be a digital immigrant and my kids were the digital native as was brought about by the video. I looked at my own personal understanding of digital medias that my kids were accustomed to and it brought me to the assumption that they were miles ahead…

Is there is such thing as a “Digital Native”?

Looking back at the digital era that I came from regarding computer technology is a thing of a past that seems like eons ago. I remember the first time using a computer and was at awe with it. https://www.google.ca/search?q=computers+in+1980&espv=2&biw=1920&bih=971&site=webhp&tbm=isch&imgil=gXXFubxv9h8PvM%253A%253Bnq4g-GgtwoAV-M%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.pcadvisor.co.uk%25252Ffeature%25252Fdesktop-pc%25252Fuk-home-computing-timeline-3352353%25252F&source=iu&pf=m&fir=gXXFubxv9h8PvM%253A%252Cnq4g-GgtwoAV-M%252C_&usg=__4rp8d1miflTMkrFt575ic97hd4w%3D&ved=0CDsQyjdqFQoTCLSlma-nmsgCFdEHkgodV4oBKg&ei=CIAJVrSBMdGPyATXlIbQAg#imgrc=F6Mk66hJTB3WHM%3A&usg=__4rp8d1miflTMkrFt575ic97hd4w%3D The internet was extremely slow and we couldnt do much with them however it was something…