Hour of Code

For the past four years a chill has run down my spine when I heard the word ‘coding’. There is something so intimidating about this new-age sounding word. It wasn’t until my pre-internship when my students were using ‘Bee-bots’ that coding didn’t seem as abstract and terrifying. Then, in my internship I had a student…… Continue reading Hour of Code

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You Won’t Believe The Ways Media Manipulates You!!

https://guard.io/blog/what-are-clickbait-ads How often do we see article titles like the one above? We have likely all heard the word ‘clickbait’ before, yet too often we cannot help but click and see where it takes us. Why? Well, in the world of  participatory culture in the digital age, we see more and more ways media draws…… Continue reading You Won’t Believe The Ways Media Manipulates You!!

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1+1=1; How Online and Offline Lives Connect

Photo from https://dotcomplicated.co/content/2014/10/21/life-technology/ 1+1=1. Any person over the age of 5 would look at that mathematical equation and feel confident that I was nothing less than purely incorrect. 1+1=2, right? This is the way our online and offline lives have been viewed since the beginning of the internet. Nathan Jurgenson has called this idea “Digital…… Continue reading 1+1=1; How Online and Offline Lives Connect

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