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.
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 ;)
It is possible and important to build a positive digital identity and teach our student to do the same. To exemplify how I am doing both things, here are two of my previous posts on digital identity:
My digital identity: Past, present, and future
My lesson plan on digital identity
Update: You must read Brooke’s post on digital identity!
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”
I am amazed by this week’s topic and required readings. I have just realized that we borrow certain beliefs and reproduce them in our daily conversations without really understanding some of them. For example, if it is not on Google, it does not exist, or “we have become obsessed with being offline more than ever before.” Nathan Jurgenson also affirms that “[w]e can’t log off” anymore. Really, Nathan? Continue reading “Digital dualism mindset”