Learning and Growing in Digital World… Major project!

Recently for my vlog, I read a guide by common sense education and I came across a definition “Digital Citizenship is the responsible use of technology to learn, create, and participate.” Digital Media is a part of our lives and has an enormous influence on our society. The importance of it is growing every day due to the great connectivity that exists around the globe. For this reason, it is necessary that I believe, each one of us becomes aware of the power of the media.

Until I started thinking about my final project ‘Personal Journey into Media, I was not aware of the fact that I am using technology so much in my life. Different media inform about what is happening in the country and in the world. Digital platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram help so much in keeping me in touch with reality and understanding what is happening around us, and, of course, to understand what is happening to others. Thanks to its enormous power, the media brings knowledge to countless different topics.

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In the book, Digital Citizenship in Schools by Mike Ribble… He explained the three categories of digital citizenship- Respect, Educate and Protect. As digital citizens, we have both rights and obligations and that is why learning more about the concept of digital citizenship is crucial. Thus, we need to contribute to the online world with appropriate content that can create positive experiences for others and acknowledge the fact that our actions as digital citizens have consequences. Education is the key to everything. Being aware of others while online or offline is important for our personal growth contributing also to spreading awareness of the way we treat each other in either space. For my major project, talking about my journey into media, I think Mike Ribble’s nine elements of Digital Citizenship Digital Literacy is the one that I consider in my Final project. Digital Literacy also includes reaching the ability to differentiate between real and fake content which otherwise can have a great negative impact on the lives of students and adults together.

For my personal growth into this digital world, I have started browsing and exploring apps like TikTok and Instagram. I am a camera-shy person, however this time I want to come out of my comfort zone and will try some videos or reels on these apps. Hope to share that soon with you all! Technology, Reading, and Digital literacy offer new strategies to inspire and motivate students even the most reluctant readers. I mostly have done teaching at Kindergarten and pre-schoolers level, so for educational growth– I am learning and exploring about ScribJab, Storybooks Canada, and Vooks, all the three apps are related to story reading and writing. They are fulfilling the needs of students coming from different language backgrounds. Still learning every day about the new and updated digital world.

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3 thoughts on “Learning and Growing in Digital World… Major project!

  1. As we explore digital footprints I too become more interested in my digital footprint, where is has been and where it is going. I am also camera shy so I can empathize with you that putting yourself out there is a hurdle to overcome. Together may we give each other the courage to do so in this class.

    1. So true Christine, I think this class is making us learn from each other so much. Every day we are learning something new from one another.

  2. Very interesting project, indeed! I like how you are choosing social media platforms that you normally wouldn’t feel comfortable with, and are using the classroom time and project to learn more about it and to jump out of your comfort zone a bit. I too feel like I am jumping out of my comfort zone for my project, as Durston and I are doing a podcast. It’s exciting, and nerve-wracking all at the same time. But as always, when we feel uncomfortable then we are truly learning which is vulnerable and beautiful all at the same time. Cheers to learning more.

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