In the past few weeks of EDTC 300, I have had the opportunity to learn more about the growing presence of technology in many different ways, and many of these connect to me as I am part of the digital world. The concept of participatory culture is a new term to me yet the concept of both posting/creating content and the ability to take it in is something that pretty much every adult and student does on a daily basis. As Wesch highlighted in his Youtube video, certain platforms are expanding rapidly which means more students and young adults are being exposed to more content as educators we need to be aware of how this can change in a short and frequent time period. In future classrooms, educators should take the opportunity to teach topics such as online awareness and possible impacts that can occur by being invested on different social media platforms such as Snapchat, Instagram, Youtube, Tik Tok. This allows us to rethink education in a different way. This comes with both positives and negatives. The challenges can be seen with the disappearance of mediation and students struggling with focusing on their social media presence and maintaining other branches of life. For schools to continue to enhance their digital identity and leverage the affordances of digital culture means allowing students to use different and growing apps and platforms yet making sure mediation stays in place. When it comes to working and teaching students that have a life centered around social media, a balance mechanic that I uphold is that a break is sometimes what may be required in order to show people that there is still a physical world outside of the screen. This does not mean avoiding it and denying the presence of participatory culture but minimizing it and allowing for new opportunities.