Practice makes perfect

Learning ASL has been a great journey that has only just begun. As our class comes to a close I know that I will continue to commit to the goal of becoming fluent in ASL. Lately, I have been very busy as summer moves in; family time gets busier, work gets busier, and internship is fast… Continue reading Practice makes perfect

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When in silence.. you join the oppressor

The topic for today: Slacktivism vs. Activism. ; Slacktivism ; Activism WOW, am I glad we are talking about this. A few days before last class I was contemplating my digital presence on Facebook. I have many family and friends who have very different views on the world than I do. And so it goes.. the… Continue reading When in silence.. you join the oppressor

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understanding is the first step to success

So, I need to talk about the idea of tech in the classroom; I have a very complicated view on this subject. In my opinion tech should only be used in the classroom after the teacher feels comfortable with the equipment and is ready to monitor the students’ activity online, and is able to do … Continue reading understanding is the first step to success

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I’m a cybersleuth; Sorry Molly this one is for you!

So, for this weekly post I have been tasked with cybersleuthing/cyberstalking a willing volunteer, thankfully miss Molly Yungmann offered herself as tribute. I decided just to use google for this one as it tends to give me the results I need. Also, because google keeps tabs of things I have searched so it knows I … Continue reading I’m a cybersleuth; Sorry Molly this one is for you!

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Internet Shame

I remember reading the news headlines and hearing the name: Amanda Todd. I never took the time to explore it until now. Before today, I avoided the topic. I have this thing against negative news.. not that I never read a negative headline. Sometimes exploring what’s going on is important to understand the environment students… Continue reading Internet Shame

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I can “speak!”

While I am still learning many different words in sign language, I am beginning to put words together in sentences which are really cool. When I watch Switched at Birth, I can pick up a few signs but I cannot always follow exactly what they say because they often sign fast. Here is a video… Continue reading I can “speak!”

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Digital Citizenship in my Classroom

As technology grows to be the leading topic in society today, I believe it is important to teach students how to use it not only for social reasons but as a tool that impacts the environment they are in and society as a whole. When I think about teaching digital citizenship, I immediately think of safety… Continue reading Digital Citizenship in my Classroom

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I’m so much cooler online

When you’re online, you can be anyone you want to be. Just ask Brad Paisley: Seriously though… digital identity is something that I have been very mindful of since graduation. I began with using high-security settings on social media but still having my leisure time public to my friend group. When I got into the… Continue reading I’m so much cooler online

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Padlet; a simple and usefull tool

So, lets talk about Padlet. Padlet is this amazing site that lets you create this page. You can choose the background and the template for how the posts will be organized and placed on the page. You can choose the setting for who can post and how, you choose who can see the page, and … Continue reading Padlet; a simple and usefull tool

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