So I'm going to challenge myself to become a better CRAP Detector for my major project.I've always (especially in my social studies class) made a point of examining resources and making sure they are valid. I have used a variety of sources and have been fortunate to work with a great resource centre instructor to help with this process. In my professional life, I have tried to ensure that I also do my due diligence when researching for the classes I teach. Whether it is a new resource, a shared resource, or one that has been 'established' for a while, I try to find out the validity of the source. On social media, I again try to make sure content I'm producing or sharing is valid ... can be a bit harder on this as sometimes a quick retweet is convenient and maybe not as 'fact checked'. Our society now creates and has access to information like never before and will only increase. The are many opportunities to exchange great ideas and information, but there is also 'fake news' and many a lot of 'mis'information out there (both intentional and unintentional).
I plan to tackle this project through a variety of methods:
That's CRAP Detector - The Blog (aka ECI 832 Major Project Blog)
Will share all my content (ideas below) here.
Add some of my thoughts and reflections.
That's CRAP Detector - The YouTube Series
I will make a variety of infomercials / tips on crap detector.
I will find sites and break them down and look for crap
That's CRAP Detector - The Podcast Series
Use my PLC connections and organize interviews about CRAP
That's CRAP Detector - The Resource
Create a flow chart or app idea that will help people deal with CRAP
That's CRAP Detector - The Social Media
Share work and find relevant posts to share.
Create meme's and post finding on Twitter.
I’m excited about this project. I look forward to having some fun, sharing and learning about CRAP. Any and all feedback welcomed.
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.