Trouble with the Connection

I recently re-watched Sherry Turkle's talk "Connected, but alone?" and I was struck by a large number of things that Sherry talked about. Basically, what I got out of the talk, is that technology (specifically mobile devices) is changing how people socialize and how technology has allowed us humans to embrace our fantasy of control. … Continue reading Trouble with the Connection

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Developing a Digital Identity

Students need to develop a positive digital identity, and I believe that we, as teachers, need to help students begin to cultivate that identity and teach what a positive identity looks like. Why develop a digital identity? As teachers, we should be focusing on developing skills in our students that benefit them later in life- … Continue reading Developing a Digital Identity

I want to ditch the textbook

Just an update on what I've been doing since my ECMP355 class ended, I am on a temporary contract in a small rural school in southern Saskatchewan. I am teaching world history, middle years social studies, and a few other courses. Needless to say, I am pretty busy. Photo Credit: Catface27 Flickr via Compfight cc … Continue reading I want to ditch the textbook