When I first saw our blog assignment this week, I was racking my brain on what social media app/website I could try. As someone who grew up during The Rise of Web 2.0, there are not many platforms that I am super unfamiliar with. While looking through the top free apps on the Apple AppContinue reading "I Read It on Reddit"
It happened. I downloaded Tik Tok. I wouldn’t say I caved. I was definitely close to downloading this app in the past. But, I tried to keep it off my phone because I knew I would spend way too much time mindlessly watching these short videos. However, my homework for this week was to pickContinue reading "Tik Tok: Is It Worth All The Hype?"
Exploring a ‘New’ Social Media Tool A Little Taste of Honesty Okay, I was five seconds away from giving into signing up for an account that just weeks ago I was adamant about not embarking on. Yes… when given this blog prompt the only thing I could think of was[Read more]
Here are my two goals I focused on for my first week! I will also be introducing or learning about new tech or a new accessory each post. Tech of the week: Fitbit Fitness goal of the week: 10,000 steps per day Healthy habit goal of the week: Read 15 minutes before bed every night.Continue reading "Learning Project-Week #1"
An Introduction to My Digital Learning Project The Story that Took Me Here Okay, before I get into the heart of my post, I want to start with a story. You’re probably already thinking, “gosh, not another story from this gal!” or “another long-winded story coming our way” but I[Read more]
For as long as I can remember, I always enjoyed spending time in the kitchen with my mom baking. As I got older, I began to bake more and more by myself. Once I moved out on my own, I continued to bake often, using it as a tool to destress. My fiancé will sayContinue reading "Major Learning Project – Introduction"
When I think of my relationship with social media I wouild check the “it’s complicated “box. I am a social media looker rather than a poster so I suppose I would be considered a lurker by some.
I have Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Discord (school purpose) and TikTok. However I do not regualrly post on these different platforms. I hate to say I spend way too much time scrolling and looking at other people’s lives through their posts. I will comment on birthday posts or other positive thoughts or feelings and of course pictures get a “like”. I also use some of the platforms for news updates since I do not have cable television.
When social media platforms began I used Myspace quiet often and then switched to Facebook in 2004. I laugh at memories on my Facebook account that pop up such as the weather …lol did people really need to know that!
The question I ask myself is why don’t I post often? I think the answer to this is I am more of an introvert, I don’t like to share my thoughts and feelings or negative topics, like to keep my personal life private, and fear of judgement and/or fear of offending someone. The platform I use the most is Snapchat but I rarely post stories. The reason is I hate pictures of myself. We are now in a world of selfies and they just are not for me unless it is a good filter then I am more opt to post it.
I worry about the digital identity or footprint I am leaving and how this could affect my personal life and professional life. In the article (Digital) Identity in a world that No Longer Forgets by Katia Hildebrants and Alec Couros (2015) discusses “how past trangressions dragged into the spotlight” can not only ruin you personally but also professionally. In the news this commonly happens where people in the spotlight such as politicians and/or celebreties are faced with when past posts, documented pictures or videos are brought to light dimishing their character. I think of the #Metoo movement and Black Lives Matter movement and how their past transgressions were brought to light.
Social media is not going away it will only get bigger. People want to feel that connection with family, friends and like minded people. Lynette stated in our group when discussing the history of social media that without these platforms people often feel they are missing out or have the pressure to engage in it.
I hope that throughout this course I can see ways to use social media such as Twitter in my classroom in a positive light and not be so worried about judgement from others. There is so much negativity about social media such as trolls, privacy, fake news, and false sense of reality to name a few. that I would like to see it positively. I think as educators when COVID began we learned very quickly that technonolgy and social media platforms became important in educating our students.
Looking Back… Being born in 1995 (yes… I am just a wee little baby still, well according to my coworkers), I grew up during the prime time of technology and social media advancement. I remember the quote “old days” of dial up internet and floppy disks. My mother also worked for SaskTel and had oneContinue reading "My Relationship With Social Media"
As someone who was born in the middle of the 90’s, I am able to remember a time where social media held a very minor spot in my life. My first memory of any type of technology was watching VHS tapes on a huge box television and playing Nintendo 64 . We didn’t have aContinue reading "My Relationship With Social Media"
My Love-Hate Relationship with Social Media Let’s Take a Trip Back in Time Hmm… I guess I would have to say that my relationship with social media is somewhat complex. I am of the age where I grew up alongside social media, learning about it and engaging with it from[Read more]