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Summary of Learning EC&I 831

In the course ECI 831, “Open Education and Social Media,” I learned a lot about open education, social media technologies, and the connection between social media and activism. I explored various open educational resources (OERs) which promote collaboration, accessibility, and innovation in education examining various social media platforms and tools that can be used for education was a big element of the course as well. I investigated, podcasts, microblogging sites like Twitter, and video-sharing sites like YouTube. I learned via this investigation how these tools can improve communication, encourage collaboration, and raise participation in educational contexts. The use of social media in activism was among the most interesting subjects we looked into. I studied the ways in which social media platforms have developed into effective tools for people and groups to spread knowledge, plan campaigns, and mobilize support for diverse social causes. I gained knowledge of the value of digital literacy, internet security, and moral issues when using social media for activism. Overall, ECI 831 gave me a thorough understanding of social media technologies, open education, and their potential to promote activism, information sharing, and collaboration in the digital age. I gained valuable knowledge and skills from the course that I can use to improve my teaching methods, interact with online communities, and have a good influence on the fields of education and social change. I want to thank you all for your help and the information I have gained from each of you.

Below is the summary of my journey in ECI831. I gained a lot of knowledge in this course and understood the part that social media can play in education. Thank you, Katia and my fellow classmates, you made this journey memorable. Hope you enjoy my video.

Summary of Final Learning Project

Welcome to my final baking learning project! Throughout this project. I delved deep into the science and art of baking, covering key methods, components, and recipes that helped lay a solid foundation. I looked at the fundamentals of baking, including how ingredients work, how crucial precise measures are, and how the chemistry of baking reactions works. I was able to successfully manage various doughs, and batters,  after becoming proficient in fundamental procedures like creaming, folding, and kneading. I had the chance to try a variety of baked delicious foods, including cookies, cakes, and pancakes. Along the way, I developed my problem-solving abilities, discovered how to solve typical baking problems, and fell in love with the satisfaction of giving each item a special touch. This initiative has sparked my interest in baking and given me the knowledge and abilities to become a skilled baker. Each session offered detailed directions, advice, and tweaks for making delicious goodies. I gained troubleshooting abilities, learned how to solve typical baking problems, and fell in love with the satisfaction of giving each item a special touch along the road. My love for baking has been sparked by this initiative, which has also given me the knowledge and abilities to become a skilled baker. So let’s take a look back at this fun baking adventure I had, cherishing the memories I made and the delectable cookies I made with love and dedication.

I found Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube to be incredibly helpful resources during my culinary endeavors of cooking pancakes, cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. Instagram gave me access to a visually stimulating platform that let me discover different tasty recipes, inventive displays, and cutting-edge flavor combinations. I was inspired to experiment with different pancake shapes, cake decorations, and cookie flavors by the colorful food photographs and videos on Instagram.

I  also started gathering and organizing a tonne of recipes, advice, and recommendations on Pinterest. For the purpose of saving and reviewing recipes, I made boards for cookies, cakes, pancakes, and cupcakes. I was able to alter my creations and give each dish a unique flair by using the wide variety of concepts and methods I found on Pinterest.

With its comprehensive step-by-step instructions, YouTube has proven to be a valuable educational resource. I was able to improve my understanding and culinary abilities in the kitchen thanks to the extensive visual instructions on YouTube, which covered everything from perfecting pancake flipping techniques to complex cake decorating techniques. When watching the instructional films, I found it especially helpful to be able to pause, rewind, and replay them to make sure I was following each step correctly.

The first week, I baked cupcakes without eggs. It was a fun and worthwhile experience. I carefully measured and combined the ingredients in accordance with a straightforward cupcake recipe to get a nice batter. The most thrilling aspect was giving each cupcake a unique touch by decorating it with strawberries and blueberries. I encountered various challenges. It was difficult to get the batter to the appropriate consistency because the texture would change whether it was over or under-mixed. It was challenging to measure the materials precisely because the proper quantities depended on it. I discovered the value of accuracy, repetition, and patience in baking, which helped me to develop my abilities and my understanding of the craft.

Making an eggless cake was one of the great moments of the second learning project. Exploring different components and methods to make a wonderful cake without eggs was an interesting and rewarding experience. I carefully replaced eggs with components like yogurt, applesauce, or flaxseed meal to offer moisture and structure, adhering to a specific eggless cake recipe. But Getting the ideal texture was one challenge I faced. Due to overmixing or overbaking, my cakes occasionally came out dense or dry. However, I was able to overcome this difficulty by persevering and learning from my mistakes.

I decided to take on the challenge of baking eggless cookies during the third week of the project. I experimented with different ingredients and baking methods to replace eggs, which was an exciting and creative baking experience. Finding the ideal ratio of moisture to the structure without using eggs was one of my challenges, which is why I was unable to give the cookies the necessary shape. This experiment helped me increase the variety of baked goods I can make and inspired me to try more eggless recipes in the future.

I made the decision to take on the challenge of cooking eggless pancakes for my fourth-week project. It was fun and creative to experiment with different ingredients and methods to make fluffy, delicious pancakes without using eggs. Making eggless pancakes was the start of a delicious and inventive culinary journey. I carefully gathered my components and made the batter according to a specific eggless pancake recipe. I produced a smooth consistency by combining the dry and wet ingredients. I watched the pancakes with excitement as they began to bubble, then gently turned them over to reveal a golden-brown color.

I’m glad I decided to make baking my major learning project. I think this was an excellent opportunity for me to investigate something I’ve always thought about trying. I enjoyed the opportunity to challenge myself to try something new that was still connected to my passion for baking. I gained a lot of knowledge, including how to make pancakes, cookies, and cakes. I’m hoping to find the time to keep improving various baking skills.

Open Education and Culture of sharing

Open Education is centered around reducing barriers to education for students including access, financial costs, accessibility, and spaces. Open Education supports social justice, sustainability, equity, diversity, and inclusion. The global pandemic has altered the way we think. As the world becomes smaller and more connected, so does education. Digital assets are becoming more crucial than ever. This is an opportunity to shift education towards more inclusive, open-minded ideas. Open learning has the potential to stimulate innovation. In a broad sense,  open education refers to pedagogical strategies, academic practices, teaching methods, and open educational resources (OER) that support flexible, collaborative learning. This may entail collaborating on the development of learning experiences with students and teachers, taking part in online peer communities, using, producing, and disseminating open educational resources (OER) and open knowledge, and exchanging professional experiences. 

Benefits of open education 

Access is one of the main advantages of open education. It gives people in impoverished regions, developing countries, and marginalized groups the power to go over obstacles that might otherwise prevent them from pursuing an education.  Moreover, Open education lowers financial barriers and levels the playing field by providing free or inexpensive alternatives to conventional textbooks, promoting a more fair society.Open Education - Creative Commons A  Fantastic video on open education was produced by Blink Tower. The video  “Why Open Education Matters” emphasizes the value of open education in ensuring that all people have equitable access to high-quality learning resources. It emphasizes how open educational resources (OER) can break down economic and geographic barriers, enabling students all around the world to access free resources. The collaborative character of open education and its capacity to promote customization and creativity in teaching and learning are both highlighted in the video.  Customization and adaptation in learning materials are also encouraged by open education. Teachers are free to alter and customize OER to fit their own teaching philosophies and the unique needs of their students. For their students, educators can design compelling and pertinent learning experiences by embracing a variety of perspectives and cultural contexts. Innovative teaching methods and learning experiments are supported by open education. In order to encourage creativity and participation in the classroom, educators are given the freedom to experiment with novel teaching strategies, technology, and techniques. This innovative culture advances educational methods and improves the quality of the learning process as a whole.


My experience with open education and resources 

I used educational resources for the first time when I was a 6 to 8-year-old teacher in India during COVID-19. My experience with open education in the classroom was very revolutionary. I was able to give my students an exciting and inclusive learning environment by embracing open educational resources (OER). Increased accessibility was one of open education’s biggest benefits. I removed the obstacles caused by pricey textbooks by incorporating OER into my instruction. High-quality educational materials were available to all students, regardless of their financial situation. My students were inspired to develop their own learning styles through open education. They had the chance to research subjects outside the scope of the curriculum and pursue their own areas of interest because there were so many open educational resources available. Moreover, My teaching style has been completely transformed by the flexibility of open educational resources. OER made it simple for me to adapt the curriculum to my student’s individual needs and interests. Because of this personalization, I was able to develop lessons that were more relevant to my students’ varied backgrounds and learning preferences. Benefits of online education for the students - Careerguide

Challenges I faced with open education 

When using open education during the COVID-19 outbreak, I faced a number of difficulties. Access to technology and dependable internet connectivity was one of the biggest challenges during COVID-19. To fully interact with open educational resources, many students faced obstacles because they lacked access to laptops, computers, or reliable internet connections. I also had a tough time immediately adjusting pedagogical methods to the online learning setting. It was necessary to modify courses, assessments, and activities in order to successfully use open educational materials when moving from conventional face-to-face instruction to remote learning. I had trouble coming up with new lesson ideas, delivering notes to the students, and creating assignments that were appropriate for the student’s levels.

In conclusion, Open education is an innovation because it increases accessibility, lowers prices, and fosters cooperation. It emphasizes lifelong learning, empowers students from all backgrounds, and supports creative teaching methods. Embracing open education, in my opinion, prepares the path for a society that is diverse and knowledge-driven in the future.

Major Learning Project: Pancakes

This week I decided to make Pancakes actually I did not try pancake because one of my friend told me that most of pancakes are with an egg  and making pancakes without eggs is something we would have never imagined possible. In fact, I believed that the egg is the secret to making pancakes that are incredibly fluffy and tasty. I was entirely mistaken because my colleague has an allergy to eggs and she suggested that we can easily make eggless pancakes then I decided to make an eggless pancake for this learning project.  I started following various Instagram channels and I also used Pinterest for getting recipes and information about pancakes.

Instagram channels that I used for making Pancakes


Millet pancakes


and the best youtube channel I found for Pancake recipes is

In order to make pancakes First, I gathered the necessary ingredients, including buttermilk, vegetable oil, all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. For the perfect texture and flavor, each component is essential. I chose all-purpose flour because it offers structure and sugar gives it a hint of sweetness. In order to give the pancakes a boost and achieve the desired fluffiness, I also added baking powder and baking soda. Along with the buttermilk, I also added a small amount of salt to improve the flavor overall. The vanilla extract gives the food a lovely aroma, and the vegetable oil maintains moisture and smoothness.

I started by thoroughly combining the dry ingredients in a big bowl, which included flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. pancakes 2I added the buttermilk vegetable oil and vanilla extract to another bowl and whisked the ingredients until the mixture was smooth. After that, I carefully added the wet components to the bowl of dry ingredients and stirred them just long enough to incorporate them.


Then, I lightly oiled the surface of a non-stick skillet with vegetable oil and heated it over medium heat. I put the batter onto the skillet to create pancakes.  I continued to cook them until surface bubbles appeared, signaling that it was time to flip them. I flipped them over and cooked them a further until golden brown on both sides.Pancakes As the pancakes cooked, I moved them to a serving plate and wrapped a kitchen towel around them to keep them warm. I discovered that this step was essential from the youtube channel in order to make sure that all of the pancakes kept moist and maintained their heat while I cooked the remaining batter.

There were a few obstacles I faced when I began to make eggless pancakes. Getting the correct level of fluffiness was one of the key challenges. Pancakes are well-known for being light and airy because of the eggs, and without them, it might be challenging to get the same effect. To ensure that the pancakes rose properly, I had to be cautious while using baking ingredients like baking soda or powder. Finding the perfect proportion of moisture to binding presented another difficulty for me. To bind the components together and give the batter moisture, eggs are essential. Without eggs, the pancakes could be more fragile and prone to breaking. To fix this, I experimented with substitute components such as mashed bananas, applesauce, or yogurt, which provided the required moisture and binding.

Major Learning Project: Cookies

In the world of baking, we have a special place in our hearts for cookies. They are the ideal treat for any event, whether it’s a festive gathering, a peaceful evening at home, or just a well-earned pleasure. At that time I made eggless cookies. In order to find the recipes I found many pages related to baking and cookies on Pinterest that help me to get information. There are many excellent recipes  Pinterest page for EGGLESS meals.   I also followed some Instagram accounts, There are different channels that I followed for making cookies.




Pinterest channels that I followed for eggless cookies are 

Eggless Baking Recipes

One Green Planet

One of thw you tube channel hat helped me alot for making eggless cookies is

Actually, it was the first time when i made cookies As I learned more about eggless cookies, I realized that the lack of eggs didn’t restrict the options; rather, it inspired my creativity. I changed tried-and-true recipes, adding my own special flavors and textures. Getting the correct uniformity was challenging, but I happily accepted. I figured out how to make pleasantly soft, chewy, or delightfully crunchy cookies, depending on my preferences, by carefully adjusting ingredient ratios and adding baking soda or baking powder. First, I used a fork and spoon to fluff up the flour in the jar and a knife to level it.  I also added 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda and thoroughly combined it with the flour.

Instead of egg i used butter and  I discovered that keeping butter out of the refrigerator for a while is better, but there is a requirement that before continuing, make sure it is soft but still cold. So I took the butter out of the refrigerator and creamed it. I don’t have a mixer, I quickly beat the mixture with a whisk. After that, I added 4 tbsps of light brown sugar because I had read that using all 4 tbsps of brown sugar will make the cookies more crisp and crunchy. Additionally, the cookies gain flavor and moisture through the use of light brown sugar. I carefully mixed it to form a dough. It was my first time making dough for cookies and I made sticky dough so I added 1 tablespoon of flour after that it became a little sticky.I learned on YouTube that dough needs to be wet but not sticky.


I added micro semi-sweet chocolate chips and  I carefully combined them.  I covered the dish and chilled it in the refrigerator for 15 minutes while the oven heated. I baked for precisely nine to ten minutes. I added micro semi-sweet chocolate chips and  I carefully combined them.  I covered the dish and chilled it in the refrigerator for 15 minutes while the oven heated. I believe that experimenting with eggless baking provided a chance to investigate healthier options.

My allies for baking cookies that nourished both body and mind were whole wheat flour and natural sweeteners. I increased the nutritional worth of my cookies without sacrificing flavor by adding a small amount o of dried fruits. Through this journey, I have improved my baking abilities while also learning more about the possibilities of each item.


Social Media & Activism

Social media has an indisputable impact on how we conduct our daily lives in the digital age. Its influence is particularly notable in the domain of activism. Online social media activism has become a potent instrument for people and groups to promote social justice, bring about change, and increase awareness. Online social media activism’s capacity to magnify perspectives that may otherwise be silenced or disregarded is among its most fascinating characteristics. People can connect with a large audience, cross-regional barriers, and engage people from all walks of life using websites like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Online activism is growing on social media, where it has shown to be a potent instrument for generating awareness. Educating the public about various social justice concerns can be accomplished by activists through sharing instructional materials, infographics, and articles on social media. Additionally, online activism promotes debates that question the status quo. Global movements generated by hashtags like #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo have sparked debates and encouraged people to critically evaluate their own prejudices and opinions. These discussions promote mutual respect, empathy, and the need for change. Online social media activism builds online networks where people can find help, friendship, and empowerment. For marginalized groups that might experience exclusion and discrimination in their daily lives, these types of events offer a sense of belonging. People can obtain emotional support, offer advice, and exchange experiences through these networks.Activism in the Social Media Age | Pew Research Center

Moreover, online social justice discussions can be beneficial but they can also be difficult because of the particular features of digital media. The question suggests the possibility of having meaningful discussions and idea exchanges about social justice issues using online forums, social media, or discussion boards. For these interactions, online platforms have a number of benefits. They offer an opportunity for many viewpoints to be heard, enabling people from all backgrounds and points of view to take part in debates. wider variety of perspectives and experiences are fostered by this inclusivity, enhancing the dialogue and fostering understanding. Teaching Children the Importance of Getting Involved in Social Justice  Issues - The Ripple Effect EducationHowever, it is crucial to be aware of the possible difficulties and drawbacks of participating in social justice discussions online. Effective communication can be hindered by anonymity, a lack of nonverbal indicators, and face-to-face engagement. Misunderstandings, incorrect interpretations, and even dislike may result from these variables. Online social justice debates can be successful if participants approach them with an open mind, respect for opposing points of view, and a desire to learn from others. To promote understanding and meaningful participation, it is essential to practice active listening, empathy, and polite discussion. Using reliable sources, and supporting claims with data, and stereotypes are crucial. In addition to ensuring that participants are informed, this helps maintain the conversation’s integrity.

As educators, it is our duty to serve as positive role models for online citizenship and to direct students toward the moral and ethical use of the internet. We must help students develop critical thinking, empathy, and a sense of social responsibility in addition to conveying knowledge and academic abilities. In accordance with Katia’s blog post, we have a duty to serve as active citizenship role models online, and IF we have students following us on social media, I wholeheartedly support her perspective. Students are acutely aware of what is going on around the globe, and they want to know that you are current and relevant on these topics. I do think that as educators, we have a responsibility to post, as long as I’m being responsible and engaging in meaningful participation. Teachers must serve as role models. We should have respectful and productive conversations, refrain from disseminating false information, and encourage empathy and compassion. 5 Ways to Increase Digital Citizenship in Your Classroom- AVID Open AccessChildren may be motivated to adopt these behaviors by seeing us use social media responsibly, behave appropriately online, and evaluate material critically. Additionally, we should actively participate in online discussions about social justice and equity. We demonstrate our dedication to tackling societal challenges and encouraging good change by sharing appropriate resources, taking part in online initiatives, and elevating marginalized voices. As educators, we are all aware that actions speak louder than words. By serving as an online role model for active citizenship, we encourage and teach our students to develop into responsible digital citizens who make worthwhile contributions to society and thoughtful choices in their online interactions.

Tips for Modeling Active Citizenship Online:

  • Encourage the creation of a welcoming, safe, and inclusive online learning environment.
  • Include discussions about social justice concerns in the curriculum, and encourage students to conduct research, engage in in-depth analysis, and form thoughtful judgments.
  • Promote critical thinking abilities by teaching students how to recognize and assess reliable sources of information.
  • Encourage students to participate in respectful debates and discussions by emphasizing the need for attentive listening and empathy
  • Establish clear guidelines for online conduct while fostering digital etiquette and preventing hate speech and personal attacks.
  • To provide correct information and lead productive debates, stay up to date on current social justice concerns.
  • Set a positive example by participating in online discussions that are productive and that show respect, empathy, and open-mindedness.

In conclusion, social media activism and useful discussions about social justice have significant limitations but also tremendous possibilities. Individuals, including educators, may help create a more fair and just society both online and off by utilizing the power of digital platforms, appreciating different viewpoints, and encouraging respectful and inclusive conversation. We can only achieve real progress in the fight for social justice by working together.

Major Learning Project

Welcome to the world of cake baking, where sugar, flour, and a dash of magic combine to produce delicious works of art that are pleasing to the palate as well as the eyes. For many years, cakes have represented joy, celebration, and indulgence. These delicious creations retain a particular place in our hearts for all occasions, from birthdays and weddings to holidays and ordinary moments of joy. I decided to make a vanilla cake for my project. A vanilla cake can be made using several different recipes. While some recipes call for whole eggs, others call for a combination of whole and extra egg whites. However, eggs are always used in a basic vanilla cake, and they are crucial in determining the cake’s texture and color. But I wanted to make a cake without eggs, Vanilla cake made without eggs requires an egg substitute. Many foods function excellently as egg substitutes, including buttermilk, yogurt, flax meal, and egg replacer. The cake can be baked with either all-purpose flour or cake flour. While all-purpose flour works well too, cake flour makes the cake lighter. I have used cake flour here.

Finding a Reliable Recipe: The first step in my eggless baking journey was to locate a trustworthy recipe that would act as the basis for my cake. After doing a lot of research, I came across a recipe that looked interesting. At this time I used Instagram and YouTube for making cakes the name of the Instagram channel is Bake with Sonia and one youtube channel is Shaziya Recipes. I used items like yogurt and baking powder as egg substitutes. I was eager to set up my kitchen and gather every ingredient needed for the baking procedure.

Mixing and blending: After measuring out all the components, I needed to combine them in a blender. I began by putting the dry ingredients, which included all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and a dash of salt, in a mixing dish. I combined the yogurt, oil, sugar, vanilla extract, and other wet ingredients in a different bowl. The yogurt served as a fantastic substitute for eggs, adding moisture and helping in the binding of the ingredients.

The Art of Folding: It was now time to combine the dry and wet components. I carefully avoided overmixing as I delicately folded the dry component into the liquid mixture. Maintaining the airiness of the mixture is essential for creating a light, fluffy cake, therefore it’s important to use caution here.

Baking Magic: After preparing the batter, I heated the oven and buttered a baking pan. To ensure even baking, I put the batter into the pan and leveled it out. My excitement for the outcome increased as the kitchen filled with a beautiful aroma as the cake was baked. My eggless cake was prepared after what seemed like an eternity of waiting. I took it out of the oven with care and let it cool before cutting it into a slice. The cake had a great crumb, was incredibly moist, and was fluffy.


Making an eggless cake at home has been an immensely satisfying process. It not only allowed me to experiment with baking without eggs, but it also offered me new opportunities for invention and creativity in the kitchen. The finished product exceeded all expectations and was a moist, fluffy, and delicious cake. This procedure has taught me that baking is an art that can be personalized and tailored to fit unique tastes and preferences. So don’t wait to give eggless baking a try if you’re interested! Gather all of the ingredients, follow a tried-and-true recipe, and let your imagination run wild. The thrill of eating a handcrafted eggless cake is genuinely unmatched, whether it’s for a birthday celebration, a special occasion, or just as a treat for yourself.


Social media platforms enable users to set up profiles, communicate with friends, family, and coworkers, and exchange various types of content, including text, images, videos, and links. Social media has transformed how we communicate, access information, and develop relationships in both the personal and professional domains. There are various social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, and Twitter. But I began using Twitter in this class. I didn’t want to use Twitter since I’ve never felt completely comfortable with it. Facebook and Instagram are two platforms I am familiar with. Prior to this class, I had some experience using Twitter. In the year 2021, when I was in India, I made an account on Twitter. I wanted to get in touch with Scotia Bank about concerns with my account. I looked online and discovered that Twitter, rather than the phone, is the best way to get in touch with them. I started exploring Twitter only for this class and now my thinking is changed I think that Twitter has many benefits.

Twitter in my  Future Classroom

Twitter has become a potent tool for educators, students, and professionals to improve learning, collaboration, and professional development in education. Twitter presents distinctive chances for educational engagement and information

Using Twitter in the Classroom

sharing due to its real-time communication and international reach. Twitter would change my classroom into a lively, participatory learning space. There are various different ways to use Twitter in the classroom. During class or as part of homework projects, students would have the chance to participate in live discussions and express their ideas, questions, and thoughts. This would encourage students to participate actively, think critically, and express themselves clearly within the platform’s character limit. Additionally, Twitter would be an effective platform for distributing resources. To provide my students with a wide variety of information, I could compile a list of educational accounts and hashtags that relate to the subjects I teach. I am a science teacher, and in the future,  Twitter can assist my students in staying current on the most recent scientific news and findings. Students can acquire brief summaries or links to in-depth pieces by following reliable science news sources or scholarly journals. This promotes a deeper awareness of the scientific community by keeping them up to date on innovations, cutting-edge technologies, and ongoing research. In order to build a collaborative knowledge repository, students could also add to the shared resource pool by suggesting worthwhile material they come across.

Twitter as a professional development tool

In the future, Twitter could be a very useful tool for my professional development. I can grow my professional network, have access to a variety of information and perspectives, and keep up with the most recent developments in education by participating actively in the Twitter educational community. I may make connections with like-minded educators, and subject matter experts in my sector, creating a network of individuals with like objectives.Great Things Happen When Educators Discover the Power of Twitter | A+ Alabama Best Practices Center Through Twitter, I can participate in debates, pose inquiries, and look for direction from knowledgeable educators who can provide insightful viewpoints. I could raise my profile and add to the conversation on education thanks to Twitter’s format. I might reach a larger group of educators who would gain from my insights by sharing my experiences, cutting-edge techniques, and teaching comments. In addition to inspiring and motivating others in the field, this would promote a culture of sharing and collaboration.

Advantages and disadvantages of Twitter 

I had no prior knowledge about Twitter accounts because I wasn’t familiar with them and didn’t use them frequently, but after taking this class, I believe that Twitter has numerous advantages. Advantages and Disadvantages of Twitter (Twitter Pros & Cons Overview)since it makes real-time communication and information sharing possible. Staying informed and connected can benefit from Twitter’s capacity to give quick updates on news, events, and trends. For my career advancement, Twitter can be a helpful resource. It gives users access to a wide selection of scholarly works, conversations, and learning resources. I can broaden my knowledge, discover new teaching methods, and receive insights from peers and professionals by taking part in educational conversations, following pertinent hashtags, and interacting with thought leaders.

The fact that Twitter is a public platform and tweets can be seen by anybody is one of the main reasons I hesitate to use it. I worry about privacy and might be reluctant to share personal information or participate in open discussions. Advantages and Disadvantages of TwitterAnyone can publish information on Twitter due to its open nature, which raises the possibility of running across false or misleading information. On Twitter, there is a never-ending stream of tweets, and there is a tonne of information available. Finding pertinent and accurate content might be difficult when there is so much noise. As a result, it could be challenging to concentrate on particular debates or topics and experience information overload.

I believe that Twitter is the best information source. Before this class, I didn’t regularly use Twitter, but once Dr. Katia created a group and all of my classmates started sharing news stories about education technology and other topics, I decided to give it a try. For its communication possibilities, networking chances, real-time information, and advantages for professional development, I believe that Twitter is the greatest platform.



Major Learning Project: Strawberry Cupcakes

This week, I had the intention of making some vanilla cupcakes. Before preparing cupcakes, I first viewed a lot of different videos. I created a list of the ingredients I’ll need to make cupcakes because I don’t have perfect knowledge about baking. The act of baking is a way for me to express myself, in addition to being a clear means to an end (a baked treat). No matter how simple or beautiful the baked dish is, I make what I want to. Let’s look at the various components that can be used in cupcake recipes in place of eggs. A few examples of the numerous alternatives are apple sauce, mashed bananas, yogurt, buttermilk, and flaxseed. Each of these substances offers moisture, structure, and binding qualities that are comparable to those of eggs. We can find the ideal balance that ensures cupcakes are fluffy and delicious by experimenting with these options. Popular egg substitutes include apple sauce and mashed bananas.  However, I used apple sauce to provide moisture and texture. instead of eggs. I used 1/4 cup of applesauce.  I found out via the internet that these ingredients perform amazingly well in recipes for vanilla, chocolate, or even spice-based cupcakes.

The cupcakes had the perfect flavor. I adored the flavor combination of vanilla beans and vanilla extract.  There isn’t a single thing I can think of to make these cupcakes better; they are my ideal interpretation of the ideal vanilla cupcake I whisked the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a sizable mixing dish. As a result, the dry ingredients are distributed evenly throughout the batter.Overhead shot of cupcakes with white frosting topped with strawberries and blueberries on a blue concrete background

I put the vegan milk, vegetable oil, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla essence together in another bowl. I follow that by whisking the wet components until they are thoroughly combined. I place the pan in the preheated oven and bake it for around 30 to 35 minutes. I take the baked cake out of the oven and allow it to cool for about 10 minutes in the pan. It is then moved to a wire rack to finish cooling I decorated it with my preferred frostings after it has cooled,I topped the cupcakes with this incredibly delicious and decadent cream cheese frosting after adding fresh blueberries and strawberry frosting. Later, more berries are added on top. They came out beautifully.

I believe that baking an eggless cake does not entail sacrificing flavor or texture. We may make a delicious cake that will make taste buds sing if we use the correct components and methods. So gather your baking supplies, use this recipe, and let the sweet aroma fill your home as you make a delicious eggless cake that everyone will appreciate, regardless of their dietary preferences or way of life. Have fun baking!

Pinterest: New social media tool

Social media has completely changed how we think about information, how we perceive the world, and how we engage with it. Our awareness and adaptability have grown as a result of social media. It has established itself as a reliable source of information. nowadays there are various social media networking sites and I frequently use WhatsApp, Facebook, and Instagram to communicate with friends and family. Sharing pictures, status updates, check-ins, and other stuff via WhatsApp is fine. But now  I work in a childcare center and have to plan activities daily, my interest in Pinterest has grown. I didn’t use Pinterest before becoming an early childhood educator, but

when I started working in a preschool,  my supervisors advised me to use it so because it is the easiest way to find activities. after that, I start using Pinterest. Pinterest, in my opinion, is the ideal platform for exchanging thoughts, images, pins, and interests.  I use Pinterest daily at the preschool to locate kid-friendly activities. To find ideas for cooking, teaching, and other things, I can explore thousands of entries known as Pins. I also utilize it in a manner that is comparable to how users of social media platforms like Instagram browse content. It is also possible for anyone with a Pinterest account to make a Pin with their content to share with others. In my daycare tab on Pinterest, I built my pin as a PS 4. For my phone, I also downloaded the Pinterest app. Due to my keen interest in cooking and educational activities, I selected such themes when I signed up for the program.

I use it frequently because every week at the preschool I have a planning day where I look for fine motor, gross motor, and art activities. I regularly store photos and videos on my PlayStation 4 of various activities. I can quickly search Pinterest for ideas when planning activities.  Moreover, exploring new things is just part of being human, especially for students. Their creative imaginations cannot stop wondering what it will be like to experience

unfamiliar surroundings. The Pinterest platform is frequently chosen by students when they are bored or look for art exhibits or creative stuff online. Children frequently use Pinterest to gain insight into their various projects, making it a crucial platform that has gained universal appeal. Sharing photos on Pinterest is one of its key features, which could help kids find new works of art or other information that relates to their particular interests.

Benefits of Pinterest

I find it interesting to browse and search for any ideas or pins that might appear on my feed as a user of this social media platform. On Pinterest, there is something to intrigue everyone. When people search using their top interests, they always obtain results. Blogs and websites can benefit greatly from Pinterest. One of the major benefits of Pinterest is the ability to link back to the original website from images placed on Pinterest boards and shared pins. There are many categories to select from that can truly grab attention, and each has beautiful photographs attached. I learn a lot of new stuff that will keep me engaged in looking for additional information. I’ll receive alerts on who has pinned, followed, and commented on my pins and boards. Additionally, I can follow other users’ boards to stay up to date on their latest pins. Moreover, as a teacher, Pinterest is very beneficial because making the subject matter as comprehensible and engaging as the teacher can is one of the key components of good teaching. To make their subjects engaging, most professors use visual media. One of the best visual medium platforms for instructors is provided by Pinterest. Teachers and students can make resource boards on Pinterest. They can even organize and save the links so they may be quickly scanned when needed. They employ visual tools including charts, projects, storyboards, and presentations. Teachers can use Pinterest to pin assignments, photos, videos, and stories related to the subject matter. This ensures that students find learning both instructive and engaging. Learning has to be enjoyable. Students typically retain material better when learning in a public setting.Benefits of Pinterest for Business Owners - Online Marketing Consultant

Demerits of Pinterest 

The primary benefit of Pinterest may also be its biggest drawback: its dependence on photos. This implies that users should take great care while posting photographs because the image is what will draw in followers. Other photographs stored in a user account cannot be stolen because there is no protection functionality in place. , The platform isn’t always reliable because anyone may post stuff to Pinterest and share it.   Moreover, for teachers, it is very important that they need to be aware that not all of the data and resources published on Pinterest are reliable or suitable for the classroom. Students and teachers can make mistakes if they believe that all of the information on Pi

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interests is trustworthy and accurate. If students are permitted to use Pinterest for academic purposes, they can spend more time than is necessary on the website. This might make students feel overburdened and frustrated and cause them to miss out on crucial class time. Users of Pinterest may develop an addiction, just like with any social media site. This may result in students using the platform for an excessive amount of time, which may affect their ability to complete their academic and social goals.

In conclusion, to live a better life, people want to be inspired, engaged, and motivated. Instead of searching through tonnes of irrelevant material, they want information that will assist them find what they’re looking for. Pinterest offers readers exactly what they want with a wider audience. Pinterest users who actively engaged with motivating content reported that their improved social connectedness mitigated the consequences of physical stress on people’s daily positive emotions, preserving their capacity for feeling good.