This week’s blog will be a little different than most. Rather than an outline of our 2 classes, I’ll just share snippets of information. (Gotta switch it up a little)
Digital Citizenship/Digital Literacy. “There is no going back. We live in a connected, wired world. Students need to be taught how to engage those connections, collaborate, and communicate globally in a fluent and skillful way.” Literacy is more than reading and writing in today’s world.
“Access to many media empowers only those who know how to use them. We need to go beyond skills and technologies. We need to think in terms of literacies. And we need to expand our thinking of digital skills or information literacies to include social media literacies.” These include: attention, participation, collaboration, network awareness, and critical consumption.
Creepy Tree house. This is a term used to define adults who create online accounts and websites that their students tend to avoid. My social media accounts are clean. I do not have any photos or posts I would be uncomfortable sharing with anybody. I do not post excessively. I do not share my political views. In saying that, I would not add any of my students to my account. I would definitely not send them a friend request, nor would I accept one. At BU I have had some of my professors add me as a friend, and even that made me feel uncomfortable. It’s worse to decline it, so I generally just accept them. We’re adults. It’s different.
John Evans – “I’m from the government and I’m here to help you”
“If I die, I hope it’s during an in-service because the transition to death would be so subtle.” Fortunately, John Evan’s presentation was not like most in-services. It was short and informative.
I found these statistics mind boggling. I always do.
If you want to know more about John Evans, check out his website. He has some pretty amazing resources on there!