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  1. Sep 2016
    1. Second, some of this content may disappear

      Thinking about storytelling in the context of being temporary versus permanent is interesting. Digital stories are temporary and can vanish after a given amount of time. Paper stories, unless they are physically destroyed, are permanent. This is not to say that one kind of story or story telling is more important than another, but to say that each type has something unique to offer.

    2. These personalities are shown over time, according to the serial nature of digital storytelling.

      I completely agree that everyone has a digital personality. I also think that everyone's digital personality is dynamic, in that it is always changing due to influences in our daily lives that provide us with new perspectives.

    3. Second, some of this content may disappea

      Thinking about stories through the context of their temporary versus permanent nature is interesting. Paper copies, unless physically destroyed, are permanent, but digital stories and information eventually vanish. However, I would argue that this does not mean one is more important than the other.

  2. Aug 2016
    1. Think process, not product

      As a whole, this tip is a true perspective changer. I took a class in which each assignment was 'graded' not on completion, but effort and creative process. The pressure associated with assignments is instantly relieved, leaving the opportunity for originality and extraordinary ideas to emerge.

    2. We’re always being told find your voice. When I was younger, I never really knew what this meant. I used to worry a lot about voice, wondering if I had my own. But now I realize that the only way to find your voice is to use it. It’s hardwired, built into you.

      This portion of the article particularly grabbed my attention because I am a firm believer that those who try to find themselves are, in all reality, losing themselves in the same instant.

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  3. Feb 2016
    1. This is a really interesting prompt. I think it makes us question how much of our story is being left out because of how many of us decide to take selfies.

  4. Jan 2016
    1. When utilizing numerical grades, I’ve grown more and more dismayed over how much of my evaluation time is spent justifying that number. In analyzing my own comments, nearly 80% of my words were spent explaining what was “wrong” with the student’s work. Even when I would consciously try to focus on “process” and provide forward-looking comments, I just ended up writing more and longer commentary that seemed even less useful to students who are thoroughly conditioned to only care about that number anyway.

      I can imagine that teachers and professors feel this way with traditional grading styles. I can recall assignments in which I was required to review and grade other student's work. It's hard to truly define every detail of work in a number scheme without getting lost in the shuffle.

    1. Nor do I want us to move away from a world of wonder to a world of technocracy, to simply reduce what we do and what we make to terms like “user generated content” or “personal data” or “code." How cold and empty these sound. Love letters reduced to a status update, love songs, their associated metadata. Human communication as a transaction, not an expression.

      This reminds me of Aldous Huxley's A Brave New World.

    2. What you search for on Google. Your Gmail. Your Google Calendar plans. Your friends on Google+. What you’ve bought with Google Wallet. What you’ve downloaded from Google Play. What you’ve watched on YouTube. Where you head on Google Maps (and by extension, where the Google Self-Driving Car would know to take you.) What you spy with Google Glass. So much data.

      For lack of better words, this is creepy. Not only does Google retain this information, but we allow them to because the products we buy work more efficiently this way.

    3. Perhaps because innovation is increasingly defined as something that comes from industry and not the university, something that is fostered in the private sector and not the public

      I can see the use of this definition in many aspects of my life. Something is only innovative if it can be trendy enough to market.

    1. Having one’s own domain means that students have much more say over what they present to the world, in terms of their public profiles, professional portfolios, and digital identities.

      This also teaches students how to responsibly maintain a professional and scholarly online identity.

    2. School district IT is not the right steward for student work: the student is.

      This statement is astonishingly true. Often students feel that the work they have completed is not their own because teachers and administrators maintain possession throughout early education.