Image from: http://langwitches.org/blog/2014/11/23/blogging-for-learning-mulling-it-over/ Recently I read, “Reading in a Participatory Culture: Remixing Moby-Dick in the English Classroom“, by Henry Jenkins and Wyn Kelley. It was an excellent read and it made me reflect on how I first started blogging with students. In the book, Jenkins talks about traditional reading and writing skills still being important, but traditional… Read More Teaching in a Participatory Culture
It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens, by Danah Boyd, was eye opening. Having not been a teenager for a while now, I have not taken the perspective of a teen for many years. The world I grew up in is quite different from the modern day teen experience. In her book, Boyd talks… Read More Response to Reading- It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens, by Danah Boyd
This summer I took a class on Integration of Emerging Technologies. For our final project, “Vision of the Future”, I reflected on the things I have been learning this past year and what I would want my classroom to look like in the future. I have been eager to learn all I can about how… Read More Vision of My Future Classroom
Do kids use technology inappropriately? Absolutely! Then perhaps we should just not let them use the technology, right? Some people say that technology is to blame for the lack of face to face interaction with others. Some say technology is to blame for all the antisocial and disrespectful behaviours we see in young people today.… Read More Technology a Villain?