Category Archives: Weekly Reflections

Digital Citizenship and Media

Planning Ahead: Life Transitions 30 x Digital Citizenship Scope and Sequence (Final Post ECI 832)

When one plans for a journey, there are many levels of emotion, creativity, and careful consideration that go into each leg. I started out at the beginning of this course with excitement and anticipation (as discussed in my first post, … Continue reading

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Breaking News! – Summary of Learning (ECI 832)

When I was considering which courses to sign up for this semester, I was drawn to learning more about digital citizenship because I felt that this was an under-explored area in my professional development. There were some limited ways that … Continue reading

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Walking the Fuzzy Boundaries – Ethical, Moral, & Legal (ECI 832)

Every spring when the thaw comes, I like to go out and hike in the woods. As I slog through the muddy sections in my rainboots, I am reminded of how difficult it can be to find a clear and … Continue reading

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Rise and Tweet – A Day in the Life (ECI 832)

“Beep-beep-beep,” the insistent tones of my alarm wake me far too early. My desire to sleep in wars with my awareness that I have many items waiting for me on my daily to-do list. Reluctantly, I reach out for my … Continue reading

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Major Project Update! Life Transitions 30 Scope & Sequence (ECI 832)

Our digital citizenship course has shaken up everything that I thought I knew! In reality, my prior view of what we should be teaching for digital citizenship was limited. Perhaps that same limiting vision is something that our students experience … Continue reading

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Being Literate – A Stranger in a Strange Land (ECI 832)

“Dรณnde estรก el baรฑo?” These words became critically important to me during my recent journey to Cuba. Being understood by others even with the small pieces of literacy that I held meant that I was able to navigate my way … Continue reading

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Foundational Supports: School and Teacher Roles in Digital Citizenship (ECI 832)

“Shouldn’t they already know this?” and “Isn’t this just common sense?” are questions that I have heard from others when discussing how students are using technology or interacting with the digital world. There appears to be many assumptions that because … Continue reading

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Who Am I? (Within a Complex Cyberworld) – ECI 832

From infanthood through to adulthood, we are consistently engaging in identity formation, asking ourselves the age-old question, “Who am I?” I remember playing in the dusty sand at my childhood farm, listening to the distant lowing sound of cows greeting … Continue reading

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Social 30, Convoys, & Digital Citizenship…Oh My! (832 Project Update)

Last week, passionate convictions rolled throughout the room as my Social Studies 30 students shared their opinions on current events in Canada. Their feelings and opinions were deeply related to what they had read on media or heard through the … Continue reading

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Gen-X? Gen-Z? The Future of Education (ECI 832)

Flashback to 1982, the sun is shining outside and my dad is on the faded brown living room couch watching a television program on our clunky old television. It’s the only t.v. that we have in our house. There were … Continue reading

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