So, I am choosing to explore Reddit. A number of people I know talk about Reddit, and I’ve been on it before but I don’t understand how it works, or who it is for; nor do I understand how to navigate the platform. My initial sense is that people seem to talk about it like … Continue reading "Reddit… I read it"
This week I started figuring out where to begin my lettering journey. Or, as Jaquie called it, Clark’s Calligraphy. I went online and bought some beginner pens, soon to be delivered a couple of days later. As I waited for the pens to arrive I went down a lettering TikTok hole and learned a lot. … Continue reading "First steps… or rather, first strokes!"
My relationship with social media is mixed at best. I drastically vacillate between enjoying the engagement that comes from talking with old friends and connecting with people I maybe don’t see on a regular basisa and hating the pressure and anxiety that comes with social media. Some of the questions I struggle with include how … Continue reading "To post or not to post…"
I’m really looking forward to the personal learning project option. A long time ago a former student of mine was doing one of these learning projects and I just never forgot about it. She was learning to crochet, and I thought that just sounded so appealing. Honestly, sometimes it seems like there is no time … Continue reading "Practicality or Obsession?"
Will, Catrina, Mike, and I thought we would love to work together to demonstrate our learnings this semester. Please enjoy our Guardians of the Galaxy inspired project. We had a ton of fun making it; many laughs were had!
Ok, so as Will, Mike, Catrina and I were filming our superhero summary of learning this past week, I asked one of my students to pretend she was cheating via ChatGPT, and then I, ala ChatWoman, would obviously swoop in and deter her from this choice. When I asked her to do this, one of … Continue reading "“It feels like … cheating”"
Exploring the world of social justice and social media… In the article Amanda & Jacquie shared, Scherman and Rivera suggest that “citizens’ political participation stands at the “heart of democracy” (Verba et al., 1995, p. 1).” And, in one of the articles Alec shared, Benjamin Doxtdator argues that “our schools are not neutral contexts and … Continue reading "If social justice doesn’t happen on social media, did it happen at all?"
This week’s debate: “Educators and schools have a responsibility to help their students develop a digital footprint.” Ultimately I understand the arguments that the “disagree” side was making: teachers are not fully equipped to teach about digital citizenship, and the responsibility should ultimately lie with parents. As well, the responsibility of teaching this adds more … Continue reading "Digital Citizenship… to teach or not to teach?"
Of all the debates so far, this one has inherently been the most difficult to take a stand on. The arguments are so complex, and so nuanced, and so NOT black and white. They are also very much based on location and circumstances. In some areas technology has lead to a more equitable society. It … Continue reading "The Digital Divide"
Honestly, as we were listening to the debate and the ensuing discussion, I just kept thinking about how I am so thankful I did not have a phone when I was a child or a teen. I got my first phone in university (yay T9!) and it was pretty exciting. As a person who is … Continue reading "Is technology ruining childhood?"