Google Maps Timeline & Digital Security

I’ve been (slowly) working my way through the 23 Things List, a project on digital literacy from the University of Edinburgh. Thing number 4 was Digital Security. While we include Web Security in a lot of our digital literacy prorams, I’m not a huge WebSec person. It’s not something that I think about or worry […]

Open Educational Resources for Bullying and Mental Health (23 Things – Thing 12)

Thing 12 from 23 Things focuses on Open Educational Resources (OERs). For an educational resource to be Open, it needs to be “Open data and content can be freely used, modified, and shared by anyone for any purpose” (The Open Definition). We were tasked with finding OERs that were relevant to Read more…

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Digital Footprint

As part of the 23 Things MOOC from the University of Edinburgh, I did a little bit of searching today to see what my digital footprint looks like.  I have an extremely common name, so most of what I found with a Google search was links for information about Jon Stewart and links for the […]

Digital Knowledge MOOC

This week I registered for an open, online class called 23 Things for Digital Knowledge offered out of the University of Edinburgh. I’m currently planning out my own digital literacy course for next summer, so I signed up mostly to see what they’ve focused on and how they tie it all together. For my own […]

Thing 4

After a bit of a gap in my 23 things journey, I’m back to it with Digital Security. Digital security isn’t something I’ve probably given enough thought to in the past. I am a reserved and suspicious person by nature so tend not to dive into signing up for apps willy nilly. As a parent … Continue reading Thing 4

Potential for using Google Hangouts (Youtube Live) for Webinars (23 Things – Thing 9)

Thing 9 for 23 Things is about digital communication tools. Specifically looking at Google Hangouts and Collaborate Ultra. Collaborate Ultra is part of the Blackboard learning management system (LMS). Unfortunately, my institution uses a different LMS, so I am not able to play around with this tool. However, Google Hangouts Read more…

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23 Things (Thing 5: Diversity)

As en educator of teacher candidates and researcher, I try to keep a critical eye out for issues surrounding diversity. Educating I often ask my students the following questions: Whose voices are being represented (age, gender, culture, ethnicity, etc.)? Are they represented authentically (are they speaking for themselves, or is Read more…

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