I am not a fan of social media. I actually was very proud of myself for not having any accounts! But, for the purpose of my EDTC300 class here goes. I will try Twitter @MGuderyan
Twitter is a bit overwhelming at first. I wasn’t sure at all what I was doing! I watched a video to help me get going.
In my first week on Twitter I found some great hashtags to follow. I am beginning to realize that this can be used as a great resource for me as a future educator. I am enjoying the process of searching and hunting for fellow educators with the same passions as I have.
Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?
Thank you Katia for the mid semester review! Apparently I missed this post!!
What is the price we pay for our participatory culture? The internet has changed the way we communicate, socialize, and educate our youth. It has changed our lives, but at what expense?
As Michael Wesch sheds light in his lecture, he says that media is mediating human relations because when media changes, that is when human relationships change. He even suggests that we are going to have to rethink “ourselves”.
There are a lot of positive outcomes from internet use. A lot of touching, heart-warming stories that could have only had a positive ending because of the internet. But, the flip side is all the harm that it continues to cause. (privacy issues, exploitation, stalking, bullying)
I believe as educators we have a responsibility to educate our youth of the potential dangers. Parents and youth can be informed through symposiums. If we strengthen the families and allow opportunities for opening communication then hopefully risks can be mitigated.
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