Work Together

Here is our collective creation

Collaboration Tools

What we did:

I posted a tweet on twitter asking if anyone would want to work with me on the assignment.  I then received dm’s from Olivia and Rachel over twitter. I gave them both my email. From that point, we decided on the topic of collaborative tools and exchanged our ideas of how to present them. Rachel created a Google slide and we collaborated through that. We made comments and then uploaded our final drafts to our websites.

Reflection on it:

If I were to do it again I would want to find a more reliable way to communicate. It turns out that one of our members was receiving our emails in their junk folder! It was kinda stressful. In the future, I would probably want to double check that everyone is getting our emails.

Part Three: Advice for Future Students

Advice for new students

1: Give yourself more time than you think to complete the assignments

Every assignment takes longer than you think. Give yourself a longer leash.

2: Get to know at least 2 of your fellow students for the collaborative assignments

A lot of this class rides on your ability to create a connection with a few members of this class. Dm people early and try to collaborate to the best of you abilities.

Part Two: Thinking About Your Thinking

How has my idea of digital citizenship has changed over the course of this class?

My idea of digital citizenship has changed over the course of this class. In the beginning, I couldn’t tell you what digital citizenship is.  I went from zero experience with the topic to understand the idea of preparing students who are entering the digital age, so they can be responsible contributors in the global conversation.

How does your current understanding of digital citizenship influence how you work and play?

I will take aspects of what I learned in this class and work it into my future lesson plans that involve student activity on the web. This course gave me an in-depth rundown of copyright laws, expected behaviors, and an idea of what is needed to be a safe member of the digital age.

How will you be a digital citizen?

I will be a teacher of digital safety and common sense as well as an online researcher. I don’t really feel the need to post and share online. I just want to use the information and sources that are out there. I have no issues talking with people or emailing them, I just have never really been that into social media. The only reason I have a twitter account is a result of this class! I think the last time I was an active member of any social media website was during my freshman year of high school before my parents joined the site.  So I think my role as a digital citizen will be as a researcher and of a teacher

Part One: Your Learning Thing

For my “learning thing”, I took a step back and thought about what my original intention was taking this course out of all the other options that were available. My reason for choosing this course was to learn and accumulate online resources that I can use in my own secondary classroom.  I believe the internet shouldn’t be withheld or demonized but instead utilized in an academic setting.

I want to teach my students that there are many great sources online to draw from and people to collaborate with. As such before starting any online based research or collaborative assignments I would want to give students a brief introduction on what you have access to online, how much information is out there, how to be safe when online, and what to do if you are being cyberbullied. I created a powerpoint that covers these subjects.

Not so final project

Be a Rock Star Comment-a-nector

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Search, Research and Share: Net Neutrality

What is Net Neutrality?

If you have been on the web in the past few years then you have no doubt heard this term before.  The simplest definition that I have found online is by Professor Tim Wu of Columbia Law.  Professor Wu state   ” to describe the concept that internet service providers should treat all data on the Internet the same and not block, speed up or slow down traffic based on paid prioritization or other preferences.”

I found a video by ABC that does a great job of creating a visual for net neutrality.

Why Should You Care?

You should care so you can make your own decision online and not have sites filtered through your ISP. Instead of being shoveled internet content that is pushed by monopolies you would have the ability to be your own gatekeeper. Another reason why you should care is cutting out a middleman for a service you already pay for. Without net neutrality in place, you risk the threat of content blocking, content throttling, and paid content prioritization.




The process I took to research was looking through all of the databases that I have access too. I googled and searched the UAF digital catalog. I gathered my information looked everything over. I tried to distill everything into an easily readable length, put my own opinion into the post, and include a video that I thought had a great visualization method.

ADA Fire Away Questions

ADA Fire Away Questions: 

1: Has learning about ADA and IDEA changed anything in the way you plan lessons?

2:  What has changed in any of your own internal definitions of “disability”, “reasonable accommodation”, and “universal design”? If this was your first time hearing these terms have they made you think differently about anything else in your daily life?

3:  What accommodations have you seen in place in the classroom? Did you realize that they were taking place?