We talked about digital literacy before. As a teacher, besides digital literacy, I want to share my opinions that how people use the internet to study. Nowadays, more and more people are willing to take online courses. Some people hold the opinion that the online course is very useful, but others believe that the online… Continue reading Online course, right? or wrong?
I recently worked on a project with my classmate, Chelsea Larson, on our very first Podcast on ArtTalk. Our topic was Teaching the Unspoken Language of Images. You can find a link to our podcast here. We discussed the importance of teaching students about Visual Literacy and the Power of Images. In our conversation many… Continue reading 10 Tips On How To Teach Visual Literacy
It has been stated that “images are the universal language”. They break down barriers and allow people to communicate that usually wouldn’t be able to. Whether it be due to a language barrier, a hearing impairment, or other factors. Images play a crucial part in our society whether it be through fine art, advertisements, or… Continue reading Always Ask Why
From cave art to digital photographs, visuals have been a part of our life for thousands of years. But what impact do these visuals have upon our life? Students are constantly working with images through various mediums such as Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, and Pinterest. The sharing of images has become so common in recent years… Continue reading What do you meme?
Media Literacy-How do we keep it real? How many of you get your everyday information from your phone or laptop in a matter of seconds? 65% of Americans get their information and news from social media today. We have an endless stream of information at the click of a button but many of us don’t… Continue reading Keepin’ It Real
In March of 2006, an app was launched out of Silicon Valley. The idea of the app was a way for people to get their ideas and thoughts out into the world using a platform. This platform was the new wave of social media and it was called Twitter. When Twitter was first launched, it… Continue reading The Impact Of Twitter
How many hours of the 24 hours in a day do you think an average student speaks? Let’s paint a picture. Say, for instance, you are an 8th grade student. You wake up at 7 for school. Well, that right there is 7 hours without speaking. You walk to school alone, get in at 8:10AM… Continue reading Digital Literacy – Connection to Higher Order Thinking
Internet is integral. For me, it serves as a way to socialize, share, learn, and have fun every single day. It also allows me to work—without it, my job would literally not exist. I can recall when the internet was sparsely used and I’m glad for that since reflecting on it helps me appreciate how… Continue reading Fact or Fiction?
With all the new technologies and potential for fake news/images, there is even more of a need for people to become digitally literate. Sadly, it’s especially becoming more valuable and necessary in the world of college admissions. Recently there have been a number of different admissions scandals, some more widely known than others and I… Continue reading Assume nothing, question everything
Online Information Literacy Technology and the internet specifically have been developing rapidly throughout the past few years. New websites are made at the drop of a hat for less that $25. Sometimes, the sites are even created for free. Today, so many people have a website whether it be their teaching website, a personal blog,… Continue reading Why Does it Matter?