Hello. Welcome to my blog. I have created this blog as part of a course I am taking at Brandon University called Internet for Educators. In this course we will be learning about many different resources that we can use in our classrooms as educators.
This week was just a beginning. I have created this blog where I will be posting everything I am learning during our lectures. I have included a link to my twitter account as well as other social media accounts I have.
Feedly. I had never heard of this before, but it’s pretty neat! Basically it brings all the sites to you, rather than you having to go to all of them. I created an account and started following news sites. This is useful because if i am looking for a certain story, I can just check all my favourite news outlets at once, rather than going to each one individually. I also followed my classmates’ blogs. Now I only have to sign into my feedly account access them and to check if they have new blog posts to comment on.
Digital Identity: This is your online identity. It is not necessarily similar to your offline identify.
Digital Dualism: The belief that your digital identity and your offline identity are separate. They are separate, but still part of the whole being (you). We should teach students that who they are online should not be different than who they are offline. Cyber-bullying would be an example of people abusing this.
Technological Determinism: This is the belief that a society’s technology drives its development.