Well, it is done (or is it). I completed my major project for ECI 832. I choose Option 1 to 'Develop a curriculum-supported digital citizenship/literacy resource'. During one of our early classes in the semester, we had Mary Beth Hertz as a guest speaker. Her talk and information provided inspired me to pursue CRAP Detection (she even became one of my first guests on my video/podcast series). I looked at the Digital Citizenship Education
in Saskatchewan Schools Policy Guide and was also inspired to pursue this project from the quote on page 11 of the document “We need to ensure that students are equipped with the skills to safely and smartly sift through this abundance of information and to navigate online spaces in ways that contribute to their learning.” With that I went down a the path of having conversations, creating a toolkit, curating resource, and creating a lesson plan with a CRAP Detection Information and Infographic Sheet. I know I will use what I learned from this project in my classroom and in my own CRAP Detection journey. I will also share what I have learned (and what I will continue to learn) with others. To see the project overview and the fruits of my labour click the buttons below . To be continued ...
Dean Vendramin. Educator for over 20 years. Currently Education Leader for Math/Science at Archbishop M.C. O'Neill Catholic High School. Have a passion for all things in education with emphasis on technology integration, assessment, professional development, and 21 Century Education. Posts are articles he has written for the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation monthly newsletter The Bulletin, Saskatchewan Math Teachers' Society The Variable, blog requests from memberships he is a part of, and his own thoughts.