So today’s class was full of so much variety that I really couldn’t think of a more creative/descriptive title. We met in the videoconferencing room to start the class with Verena Roberts in celebration of Open Education Week. Her informative slides and presentation concerning how to expand K-12 learning through open educational practices was really helpful.
After, Jesse Miller (creator of Mediated Reality) met us back in our classroom to discuss digital/networked literacy, safety, privacy, and how it can impact our professional practice/learning. What a treat it was. Jesse really set the record straight about a lot of concerns we all had as future educators. He emphasized the extra caution we must take as professionals on social networking platforms and beyond. My initial reaction was to delete all of my social media accounts to avoid any future complications. However, Jesse quickly reminded me how important it is for adults to model appropriate online behaviour for children. So instead, I will happily be reviewing and adjusting my online presence. I’ve already started by creating a professional twitter account.
I can’t even believe how much I learned in 3 short hours! Time to process all this new information.