By: Jurgen Appelo License: Some rights reservedTitle: FIGURE 15.5 Innovation Adoption Curve Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jurgenappelo/5201275209/ After recently taking the Assistive Technology and Universal Design Learning (UDL) course, I was inspired by all the various resources, apps, and technologies that are available to help create a well-rounded curriculum addressing all levels of learning and abilities. As I’ve… Continue reading Inspiring change to improve learning in the classroom
When deciding on the topic of my final project I found myself choosing between two ideas: creating a guide to using keyboard shortcuts and a tutorial on identifying phishing emails. After giving it some thought and talking it through with a few people, I decided that though becoming more efficient at using a keyboard is… Continue reading Phishing 101: The Guide to Not Getting Hooked
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?
1. I watched a movie called Blind Massage in 2014. It narrated the helplessness and bitterness of the ordinary life of blind people. So I started trying to understand and focus on this group. Many visually impaired persons usually learn the skill of massage to make money as a masseur or masseuse. Whenever I talk… Continue reading What I talk about when I talk about digital literacy
Setting out to create new meaning out of existing images turned out to be surprisingly more difficult than I expected. This goes beyond learning how to use GIMP, software of a variety that I had never used before that certainly presented its own challenges. No, it had more to do with figuring out what I… Continue reading Reflecting on Meaning
Is it possible to create access for all students? Creating equitable experiences with technology can be difficult. Many times, students will come to school and have a computer to use. However, once they go home, they no longer have the privilege of going online to complete an assignment or stay up to date on social… Continue reading Access for All
Many students need to draw a picture or have a visual in order to solve a problem. I was always this type of student, and I still am to this day. As a Mathematics teacher, I am finding that using images in the development of critical thinking skills is crucial. Our reading for this week,… Continue reading Picture Perfect Problem Solvers
I have never heard of the term Remix until I started taking the Digital Literacies #Diglit21 course at Adelphi University. For years I have digitally created content for advertisements, graphics and displays to sell a product or to help brand a business. Bringing together content, images, color and creating a final product has always been… Continue reading Remixed Emotions