I will have a follow up to this vlog / podcast as I reached out to Mary Beth and she has agreed to answer a few extra questions I had (didn't work out for this week) so stay tuned. I'm stoked and it is a great example of reaching out and tapping into and growing your PLN.
A Sample from My Social Class
I did a little experiment on Media Literacy on my Social Nine Class on DHMO ... check out the Youtube videos below to see more
Things I Learning From The ECI 832 Crew
For a young person, I’m not sure they have the innate ability to make the distinction between what is real and what’s been severely modified to look a certain way. Trevor
Schools are the perfect place for students to learn about social media tools and how to use them responsibly and efficiently Adam
Mary Beth’s presentation not only taught me important strategies and skills to do so, but also inspired me to bring these strategies into my classroom. Amanda
Fake news, reading laterally vs. horizontally and teaching students to be critical thinkers is something I really enjoyed talking about as I think it is extremely important in our society. Brad
We need to be a little be skeptical when we read online, but we can help our students by giving them the tools to understand how to avoid being fooled online and how to make sense of bias. Catherine
I make the assumption that kids know more about technology then I do because of the world they are growing up in. Christina
But I have created such easy access to communicate with me that it has become routine for both of us. Diana
Teaching critical thinking skills and helping our students learn how to evaluate bias in media can only help society get rid of some of the toxic culture that some sources of media are trying to promote. Daniel
Not only are we teaching students to examine the information and accept it as facts (or not) but they need to also understand the author’s bias and understand how that relates to their own bias. Laurie
I appreciate how the point of the conversation was not to deter people from using the internet and social media, but to emphasize the importance of “doing your homework” before diving in. Leigh
I came to the realization that even though I've been teaching digital citizenship for the majority of my career, there is still so much I don't know. Matt
I believe that teachers and society at large have a vested in making sure our students understand how to balance their phones and social media as part of a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Matteo
It is like a ‘digital playground’ where students are being thrown into without guidance. It is our job to address and fill in the gaps. Melinda
I was shocked to learn that there are no global laws surrounding users and the ability for companies to track or market a consumer. Michala
Mary’s presentation motivated me to talk to my kids more about Cybersafety and security and how to make good choices online.
However, I think that I almost kind of stop there and consider my work as digital literacy teacher to be done there.
Teens think they know everything about the online world, and in most cases, they definitely know a lot, but the difficult part is making them listen.Shelby
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.