It is possible to build a positive digital identity

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!


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”

Digital dualism mindset

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”