Week 5 Readings (Thursday)

Even though we didn’t have any assigned reading other than the book circle, I wanted to blog about the article on PBS about Using Social Media in the Classroom by by Gail Leicht and Don Goble. This was one of the articles that popped up on our class website’s RSS feed and I was very…

Book Circle: #Selfie566 (Week 5 Tuesday)

It is fascinating to realize our obsession with numbers and quantifiable measures as human beings. Ever since my iPhone started tracking my steps, I can’t help looking at it every day. I feel accomplished when I walk 10,000 steps a day even though I might have been doing that long before I started tracking steps….

Week 4 Readings (Thursday)

Both readings this week focused on connectivity and monitoring problems with technology in low income households. Even though the statistics show that most low income families have connectivity, the quality of service is not very high. They struggle with interruption problems or just being limited to mobile access because they can’t afford the luxury level…

Book Circle: #Selfie566 (Week 4 Tuesday)

It is incredible to learn about how people use time lapsed selfie videos to keep track of their lives moving through the years. We also use them to express and track their emotions over time. “Part of the fascination of watching time lapse selfies is watching how the subject changes and eventually ages” (p.38). I…

Week 3 Readings (Thursday)

I wanted to talk about the importance of infrastructure which is mentioned under section 5 of the NETP. I think it is very important that all students have equal access to technology if it’s going to be commonly used in classroom teaching. The infrastructure needs to be built in and out of school so that…

Book Circle: Seeing Ourselves through Technology (Week 3 Tuesday)

I was fascinated by the comparisons described in the text between people’s current obsession with selfies and historical methods used to represent ourselves. It seems like people never changed and the advancement of technology has just given us a new platform to express ourselves. Written, visual, and quantitative self-representation methods have existed forever which include…