Everything is connected. I remember when a friend of mine was telling me when I switched to an Android phone that Google is now going to record all my keystrokes, all my searches, and everything I do on my phone. My response to that was, “What company doesn’t?” All the personal information that we choose… Continue reading Letting Go
After walking along a beach, or through the snow, we see our footprints by looking back. We see how we have left an impression or imprint on the surfaces. With digital footprints though, we can decide and control the impression or the imprint we will leave. Unlike in the sand or snow, we have control… Continue reading Looking Forward with Footprints
At the end of the school year last year, Tabitha Johnson brought this project to me, asking if I would be interested in doing it. The project she introduced is the Global Read Aloud. On their Wiki Page, they explain the history and the premise of the GRA: “The project was created in 2010 with… Continue reading Global Collaborator… Fail…?
As I set about thinking about what I wanted to do with my students this year, I thought about a project that I really thought was meaningful to my students previously. This was my Tinkercad Design project that I did with my students. As with any unit or project there were certain things I wanted… Continue reading Course 1 Final Project: Remix
I had the pleasure of attending the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference in 2012 and had the pleasure of hearing Marc Prensky speak. While he gave his speech, he spoke about the differences between Digital Immigrants and Digital Natives and their relationship to education. He then stated, “The war is over, the natives… Continue reading “The war is over, the natives won!” – Marc Prensky
Reading the section on “Geeking Out” in “Living with New Media,” I was thinking of the stereotypes that accompany the word, “geek.” Doing a quick Google Image Search for “geek” led me here (click if you’re up for a laugh). Anyway, I was getting a good number of images of people with giant glasses, a… Continue reading Redefining the Geek
Doing these blog posts that are up for public searches and views made me think about something I often struggle with: Copyright. I wanted to just use and upload images that I find on Google Image, but I started thinking about how do I cite my resources? How do I show where I got the… Continue reading Sidenote: Let’s Mess Around