Your tweet is on the big screen!

In our last class, we discussed educators’ behaviours in public spaces and online relationships with the STF President Patrick Maze. I know some people may think the policies around online sharing, for educators, are too restricted, but I believe that the protection of the prestige of the profession must come first. I really enjoyed learning more about the teachers’ code of professional practice in Saskatchewan.

On the following day, I got this message from a friend:









This was my first reaction:

I was experiencing, first-hand, what could be the start of a nightmare if my post wasn’t appropriate. However, this is the post that was shared on the big screen:

And it was a response to the U of R president’s tweet:

I took a breath of relief.

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I don’t post much online, and I believe my tweets and posts are okay. Patrick Maze’s talk increased my awareness on the repercussion of my online presence. I am sure I am going to become even more cautious especially with my likes and retweets since it takes less than a second to click on the “heart” without too much consideration.

I got the book, by the way ;)



Let’s have an honest conversation about (my experience with) Snapchat

I am not going to lie: I hesitated to download the Snapchat app; I did not like the app at all; I gave it a chance, more than once; and I made a conscious decision to avoid it completely over the past few days. However, Snapchat is more than the app I did not like; it is was part of my major project for the #eci832 course.

I just clicked “uninstall Snapchat”, on my phone screen, two seconds ago. Sorry, not sorry.

Image (modified): TeenSafe

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No online friends, no Snapchat party

I won’t give up (yet) on Snapchat since I am on a mission to understand two of the apps that my adult students use regularly. It has been only one week since I installed Snapchat on my phone.

Screenshot before installing Snapchat on my phone

I was very impressed by the numbers shown on my screen: 500 million downloads? 14+ million reviews? WOW!

Then, I pressed “install”, and I saw this:  Continue reading “No online friends, no Snapchat party”

From monitoring to mentoring – The new educational system

This post is an invitation: an invitation to reflection and to action. Regan’s last blog post was the answer I was looking for to Alec’s question on how we should educate our students. Regan mentioned this article, and two of its words resonated with me: monitoring and mentoring.

Since finishing my undergraduate program in Education, I have believed that educators are mentors. However, when technology became “an invader in my classrooms”, Continue reading “From monitoring to mentoring – The new educational system”