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  1. Apr 2018
    1. When we encourage students to use technology, do we remind them of the risks of placing their information online and give them choices of how much personal information to reveal? Do our students recognize the ways in which Facebook’s privacy settings continually shift without user permission, and what posting a photo today might mean for their future employment opportunities? Do students recognize the importance of password-protecting their devices and having different passwords across platforms?

      I believe that this is highly important when technology is used in classrooms. These facts about privacy and taking security measures must be greatly stressed on and taught in classes as it expands the students' digital literacy and minimizes the risks that might happen.

    2. Digital skills would focus on which tool to use (e.g., Twitter) and how to use it (e.g., how to tweet, retweet, use TweetDeck), while digital literacy would include in-depth questions: When would you use Twitter instead of a more private forum? Why would you use it for advocacy? Who puts themselves at risk when they do so?

      This paragraph clearly distinct and explains the difference between digital skills and digital literacy using a great example that is easily understood.

  2. Mar 2018
    1. From “to witness,” we get shahed, the one who witnesses; mashhad, the spectacle or the scene, but also shaheed, martyr; istishhad, to be martyred, to die for a cause. As if the act of bearing witness, followed to the end of one of its branches, snaps under the weight of what is seen, and you fall to your death. As if to die for a cause in Arabic is to bear witness to something until it annihilates the self.

      I feel like this is a simple example of how amazingly detailed and exquisite the Arabic language is. The way she used the root to reach that translation is literary smart and mind-blowing.