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  1. Oct 2018
    1. considering the credibility (truthfulness) and validity (usefulness) of the information obtained.

      This is something that is SO important. Many people do not know the difference between real news and fake news. This is a great place to start in educating people on the differences.

    2. identify an area of interest

      I like that students come up with something that is interesting to them

    1. 7) When mobile technology is readily available and performing correctly in the classroom, students are able to access the most up-to-date information quicker and easier than ever before.

      As teachers, we should want students to be inquisitive and independent when learning. Technology allows students to be able to find the information that they need independently.

    2. 8) The traditional passive learning model is broken. With technology in the classroom the teacher becomes the encourager, adviser, and coach.

      As future educators we need to learn how to adapt to this new model of a technology integrated classroom.

    3. 3) It gives students the opportunity to enhance the interaction with their classmates and instructors by encouraging collaboration.

      Not only does it give them that opportunity but it gives them the chance to interact with other people digitally on a global scale.

    4. 1) If used correctly, mobile devices and the applications they support, will help prepare students for their future careers.

      Nearly all employers need their employees to be technologically advance.

    1. But now technology is advancing at such a rate that traditional ways of teaching and learning are not pushing students and teachers to their full potential.


    2. For my classmates and me, computers were just tools to get things done

      Growing up it was the same for me!

    1. The key to successful technology integration is the efficient use of digital tools tools that are appropriate for the task.

      The only flip side to this is what if the school doesnt have funding for the digital tools?

    2. At the Modification and Redefinition level, the task changes and extends the walls of the classroom.

      I personally believe that extending learning outside of a classroom is very important

    3. engaging students in learning experiences that could not be accomplished without technology

      This is the new way of the world

    4. The SAMR model  is a useful tool for helping teachers think about their own tech use

      This is interesting! It requires personal reflection before teaching a subject

    5. Researchers have determined that technology integration typically moves through specific levels. The higher the level of an activity the greater the educational benefit.

      I like this idea. I think it is interesting that the higher levels are described as "greater educational benefits" as opposed to more challenging or harder.

  2. Sep 2018
    1. Knowing how to read, write, and participate in the digital world has

      Definition of web or digital literacy.

    2. he web literacy skills and competencies identified under reading on the web are as follows.

      All of the following are things that people could be tested on. As I previously mentioned, I wonder if our children will eventually be tested on this kind of web literacy. The guidelines below are a pretty good rubric for testing (not that I believe in testing in the first place but it is the way of the world these days)

    3. skills to move from being a consumer to a maker on the web.

      Yes!! I think that the web would be a better place if it was treated more as a learning tool as opposed to a means of entertainment.

    4. What we concluded is that people needed the map to be more approachable, accessible, and applicable for learning and teaching web literacy skills.

      I strongly agree with this!

    5. What leadership skills are being developed as a result?

      Is classroom and daily life leadership different from web leadership? One is in person while the other may be behind a screen.

    6. “Participate” is how we connect on the web.

      Before this class my idea of participating on the web was having a social media account. I was so wrong in that assumption.

    7. degree to which you can read, write, and participate on the web while producing, synthesizing, evaluating, and communicating information shapes what you can imagine—and what you can do. follows:

      Do does anyone else wonder if the degree to which we can do all online things will eventually become a part of standardized testing? Maybe a test people need to take to get into college?

    8. Knowing how to read, write, and participate in the digital world has become the 4th basic foundational skill next to the three Rs—reading, writing, and arithmetic

      It sure is! My question is at what age should we start teaching this skill.

    9. impact policies and practices to ensure the web remains a healthy open and public resource for all.

      As teachers I think we should have policies in our classrooms that model having a healthy and positive relationship with the internet and all of its users

    1. We need a leadership alliance between education and technology developers

      So true!!! Teachers cannot figure it all out on their own!!

    2. But if web literacy, including web programming, was adopted by every school as a fourth basic literacy, kids would not only learn how to code, they would learn about interactivity, collaboration, the melding of the artistic and the scientific, creativity, and precision.

      Alot of schools in charleston are shifting towards this. Problem is that not all schools can afford that.

    3. Learning the basics of intellectual property is part of web literacy.

      Something that should be taught in schools.

    4. Making web literacy the fourth literacy begins with the premise that not only are humans capable of learning together–we’re doing it, contributing to peer learning online, every day of our lives. That is a major educational paradigm shift, the great gift we’ve been given by those who built the web on open architecture.

      Interesting perspective. Most people view us as still trying how to use the internet instead of already learning from it.

    5. would build the largest encyclopedia the world has ever known, because we love to share what we know with others, and we’re even willing to spend endless hours creating our own community standards, editing, and making it right.

      Although we did build a large encyclopedia, it is not completely accurate

    6. No one would have believed that peers could contribute knowledge and advice, helping one another to learn through YouTube videos, Wikipedia, or other sites.

      No one wouldve guessed this but it is now what the internet is for!

    7. the conceptual DNA that helps you to understand and negotiate the world you live in.

      The truth of the matter is that this is the world we live in with technology. We have the choice to get with the technology program or get confused.

    8. You don’t just learn “about” reading: you learn to read. You don’t just learn “about” arithmetic: you learn to count and calculate. You don’t just learn “about” the web: you learn to make your own website.

      Best way I've heard this idea put into words so far!

    1. Digital literacy is not about the skills of using technologies, but how we use our judgment to maintain awareness of what we are reading and writing, why we are doing it, and whom we are addressing.

      True and useful statement. It is a summary of the entire text. It stresses the importance of digital literacy as opposed to digital skills.

    2. I place students in authentic situations as much as possible. When they tweet and blog, they have a public audience beyond our class. I ask students to tweet to other educators and learners (locally and internationally).

      I think this is a good idea! It can show students how big the internet actually is

    3. 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?

      Yes! Students need to be educated!!!!! The internet can be scary and not private. People need to learn that instead of making a big mistake that ends up in the public eye.

    4. allow them the choice of which platform to use for the support they need, but I make sure they ask questions. When is it best to do a Google search versus ask a question on Twitter? Why would students tweet to a particular hashtag or person versus another? When they tweet to people from another country in another time zone, what kind of context do they need to consider? What should they add, remove, or modify in order to communicate better?

      If a student doesnt use the platform that you hint at does that make then fail an assignment though? Or is there room for creativity in the platforms they use?

    5. It means teaching progressively rather than sequentially, which helps learners understand better and more clearly over time.

      As our world progresses in technology, I think that it is essential to teach progressively starting at a very young age. Technology is hard to keep up with so starting off young will give our students a foot ahead.

    6. 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?

      I think that by asking questions people become more self aware of their actions on the internet. If we asked why post that picture on snapchat or Facebook then maybe people wouldnt post things they regret.

    7. Unfortunately, many focus on skills rather than literacies.

      I strongly feel that the school I grew up in focused on skill rather than literacy. Once we completed a computer assignment we would move on. Example: putting numbers into an excel sheet but never exploring excel

    1. A considerable body of work now suggests that socioeconomic status predicts digital literacy skills.2

      This was actually not shocking to me because those families dont have access to technology like others do.

    2. The concept of digital and media literacy as a broad construct has not yet entered political discourse. Policy makers must recognize digital and media literacy as literacy in today’s world.

      I think that not only policy makers need to recognize the impact of technology and media but parents and families do as well.

    3. In short, interventions that equip youth to critically navigate their digital lives have positive impacts that mitigate potentially harmful effects of participation in digital spaces.

      I like how this acknowledges the harm in media but offers a way of helping the situation.

    4. The fallout about “fake news” from the 2016 US presidential election is but 1 example of the consequences we face when citizens do not engage critical digital and media literacies.

      I think that people need to be better educated on whats real and fake online as well as how permanent our online footprint is.

    5. eading and writing in digital spaces may require a more complex application of skills than print-based literacy2

      I agree with this. When you write with a pen or paper you only need those tools to write with. When you are typing you need to know how to use a computer as well as the software that comes with it.

    6. These questions underscore what parents, educators, health professionals, and community leaders need to know to ensure that youth become digitally and media literate.

      Becoming media literate is extremely important in today society! It is the new way of the world. As an educator it is my job to include technology and media in my classroom to ensure this literacy.

    1. The use of social technology (eg, texting, instant messaging, e-mailing) has become a primary method of communication for a majority of young adults, and interrupting the use of these technologies can lead to increased levels of anxiety.

      I think that alot of us could attest to this feeling. I think that people especially of my generation, have serious mood swings when their technology gets taken away from them.

    2. For these individuals, opting to substitute digital media for interpersonal communication to avoid feared situations may become cyclically reinforced over time, making the person even more avoidant and worsening the symptoms and severity of social anxiety disorder.1

      I've also seen this first hand with another family member of mine who has anxiety. She chooses to communicate from behind a screen rather than in person. It in someways helps her because she is communicating but it does not help in improving her socialization.

    3. n contrast, research with adults showed that using the Internet to communicate with friends and family was linked with decreases in depression.6

      I've personally seen first hand how this is true. My aunt moved far away and was feeling depressed and disconnected from us until she got a facebook and it helped her feel more included in our lives.

    4. However, considering that these types of technologies are often used to access video entertainment, much of what we know about fear and children is applicable to modern types of media use.

      I think that the access to disturbing videos across the internet has a huge impact in fear amongst young children. Even on youtube when kids are just trying to watch funny videos, some really violent things end up popping up.

    5. Research on traditional media has found that the representation of attractive people leading exciting and idealized lives in media programs invites social comparison and contributes to dissatisfaction with oneself.4

      This is SO SO SO true! I have seens tons of girls my age feel less about themselves because of the lives that other people live on social media. It leads to dissatisfaction in life as a whole for many people.

  3. Aug 2018
    1. learn how to manage a basic website, improving their skills and confidence in the process, as well as understanding a lot more about how the web works,

      I think that making a website will definitely help people understand the web better

    1. The school facilitates the purchase of the domain; it helps with installation of WordPress and other open source software; it offers both technical and instructional support; and it hosts the site until graduation when domain ownership is transferred to the student.

      I find this to be seemingly helpful. It would allow for us to have all of our own things in 1 space.