Final Blog

After looking through my past posts throughout this class, I realized that I have a reoccurring theme in all of them, my history. I noticed that I usually compare the topic of the required posts to my everyday life. I feel like a majority of what we have learned in this class we can related…

Learning

As a learner, visuals work better. For this class it was a lot of hands on activities that required teaching yourself how to work certain programs etc. I struggled slightly because of this. When I am shown how to do something I can immediately repeat the process without any problems. I think this stems from…

Final ILP

My independent learning project was to learn how to live a healthier life style. Throughout the semester there were times that I did really well with following through with the rules that I had set for myself. There were also times where I really struggled to stay motivated. Each week I worked on something I…

Attention Log

Attention Log is the assignment I chose for this week. Growing up with three younger siblings has really taught me how to zone out into whatever I am doing. When I add technology into the mix its gets really bad. I spend a lot of time at my grandparents’ house, a lot of the time…

Quitting the Internet

CC: https://thetomatos.com/free-clipart-14490/ After going through all of the material for this week I was shocked. Going without technology is an interesting thing to think about. However, even thinking about it gives me anxiety. In all honesty, I get anxiety when I don’t check my phone at least one every couple hours. It gets even worse…

Check in

CC: https://www.daystofitness.com/eating-healthy/ Trying to stay healthy over the holidays can be the worst thing ever! Everyone around you just keeps bringing more and more food. This is not exactly a time where you want to skip left over Thanksgiving and Christmas cookies for salad and rice cakes. I want to spend the rest of this…

Digital Activism

CC: https://storify.com Digital activism isn’t something I have heard a whole lot about until recently. I remember as a young student, we would have speakers come to our schools and give presentations about why self-harm was the worst thing you could do and other teen topics of choice. Now all people have to do is…

Mackenzie McMahon

I had always thought my name was somewhat original. Turns out, it’s not. I was shocked to see what kinds of things came up when I typed my name into Google. The first thing to pop up was the Facebook profile page. There is an unbelievable amount of people with my name, or a relatively…

Digital Citizenship

In today’s day and age our students have access to an unlimited amount of information via the internet. Students get all their social and news information from Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, etc. It is important that we teach our students about the appropriate way to use this kind of technology. We need to teach them about…

Online Creation Tools

Photo credit: http://socialna-akademija.si/digitaleducationaltools/portfolio/items/piktochart/ This week, for my online creation tool, I used Piktochart. I am a big fan of new activities to use in the classroom, so I thought that this would be a fun little project to work on. I was curious what it was and how it worked. When I got to the website…