My Contributions

Taking EDTC 300 over the last 6 weeks has been an exciting journey!  I have learned so much (but you’ll have ato wait to see that in an upcoming post) and interacted with others online like never before. See, I’m more of a passive participant, because it takes longer for me to type, unless I use dictation on Word and copy and paste to Chrome, I just find it annoying.  So I don’t interact much generally, but I actually had a lot of fun being more involved! Thanks for […]

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Flappy Coding

When I initially saw that we were going to me encoding call mom I totally panicked!But when Katia Hildebrandt provided a mini demo, I got a more excited.I selected Hour of Code option on Code.org as I wanted a more structured coding experience (step-by-step instructions) versus the more trial and error coding on Code Academy.  I chose to Make a Flappy Game, I have always loved playing these sorts of games and thought it would be fun to create my own! When I started, I thought, “ […]

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Ms. New’s News on Fake News

I chose to explore digital literacy and how to teach students to identify fake news through the lens of Social Studies. Social Studies is a subject that requires one to put on their critical thinking hat (or one of de Bono’s 6 Thinking Hats) to analyze various aspects of ourselves and the world we live in. Each Social Studies curriculum is divided into four categories: Interactions and Interdependence, Dynamic Relationships, Power and Authority, and Resources and Wealth. When examining th […]

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House of Sleuth-erin

My experience sleuthing a classmate began by me putting on my detective hat and pretending I was conducting an investigation (yes, I love crime shows!).  It did feel a little like I was invading privacy as I my classmate is someone I know and respect but since we were instructed to do so, I figured “Let’s have fun with this!” via GIPHYSo I made up a story first.innette was evading the law because she was wanted for embezzlement.  See, she had a sick second cousin twice […]

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We Are Living In A Digital World & I Am A Digital Girl (learning about digital citizenship)

This week in class we discussed digital citizenship, the nine elements of digital citizenship, and how to connect this to the curriculum. #element-2b0305ba-6886-42d3-aa2f-441f86f83997 .content-color-box-wrapper { padding: 20px; border-radius: 0px; background-color: rgba(248,234,169,0.5); border-style: Dashed; border-color: #555555; border-width: 1px;}What is Digital Citizenship?​function setupElement273946009400924358() { var requireFunc = window.platformElementRequire || window.re […]

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Cyberbullying & Resources to Help

​The emergence of the World Wide Web and YouTube, as described by Michael Wesch in An anthropological introduction to YouTube, a new participatory culture developed. People now are no longer passive viewers but active creators of content and though this opens a platform for creativity, it also has repercussions for opening an anonymity for hate speech.  What happened to Amanda Todd and so many other victims of cyber stalking and sexploitation just illuminates how dangerous this anonym […]

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PicsArt or PicsAnnoying

I thought the features advertised for the PicsArt app looked like I could do some pretty neat things with this photo of my favorite tree in Crescent Park. However, upon downloading and tinkering around within the app, I found it to be tedious and basically annoying. ​This app has several flaws! 1.  Instead of having all the features accessible while working on one photo, editable options are broken down into categories that you have to navigate in and […]

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My Article Selection Journey

I subscribe to both feedly and Inoreader because I like variety.  I typically subscribe to feeds with a relatively low amount of followers to reduce the chances that I will repeat a share of one of my classmates (but if we all have that same thinking, it sort of defeats the purpose, things have been good so far!). I have used feedly more as I find the layout more appealing. Before I add a feed to my selection, I check out some of their articles. If I feel that the articles/podcasts/videos a […]

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Me, My Story, & I

Hi there, I’m Jenn!  ​For starters, I’m physically disabled but I push myself beyond my limitations. I was in a car accident on my first day of kindergarten in 1990 where I sustained a C1-C2 spinal cord injury, which explains my “SCI Thriver” hashtag on the class padlet. I’ve had a fairly “normal” upbringing as I lived at home with my family. I have full […]

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