Wow! So! I just learned how to code for the very first time and it was much easier than I thought that it was going to be. I am a total newbie to coding so hearing about doing code for a full hour through HourofCode was initially very intimidating for me. The first thing I did was … Continue reading Skating Through an Hour of Code
Hello friends! This week for my EdTech300 class we were asked to do a review of an edtech application tool that we were uncomfortable or unfamiliar with. I chose to research and review an application called Educreations, a screencasting video lesson creator. I chose Educreations for a few reasons: I had never heard of it before … Continue reading My Hesitation with Educreations: An app review
Our class was so lucky to be able to have the incredible Carol Todd join us in class this past week and it was so wonderful to be able to learn from her. Before Carol joined us, I had heard of her daughter Amanda's story before but I still wanted to learn more, and … Continue reading Screen Deep
School Scenario: You, the teacher, have been using YouTube videos in your class to teach students content, as well as to teach your students how to video and upload their own videos to the site. A concerned parent expresses unsettled and is questioning if using YouTube is worth risking students viewing inappropriate content and seeing … Continue reading TechTalk: Pros, Cons, Concerns & Everything In Between
For the #EDTC300 Cybersleuth activity, I partnered up with Dianna Roch Symanski! First of all, if you are unfamiliar with the term "cybersleuth" like I was, here it is: When I first thought of cybersleuthing, it kind of gave me a yucky feeling - creeping on someone's profiles when you don't even know them sounded weird … Continue reading Cybersleuth – Whooooo are you, WHO WHO, WHO WHO?!
D I G I T A L C I T I Z E N S H I P I feel like the phrase "digital citizenship" is one that that educators among myself use within conversations around educational technology, but do we really understand what it means - and further, do we know how to teach … Continue reading Ready to walk the talk?
After watching the video, An Anthropological Introduction to YouTube it made me think of just how far we have come even only in the last 10 years in terms of engagement with, and participation in, the internet and its many opportunities. This sounds obvious, like duh - obviously we have evolved in our engagement with the … Continue reading Gone Viral.