Reflection

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Whilst doing my research on the three topics that I chose to discuss for my blog I discovered quite a lot about the digital world that I didn’t know. It can be a creative place for students and people to gain knowledge and learn about virtually anything, as well as an avenue to create and express ones knowledge and experiences. I also learnt that it can be a dangerous place if it’s not taken seriously and you don’t strictly monitor what you are putting out there and also letting in. (Tranberg, 2013)

As teachers and educators it is our responsibility to give our students the opportunity and skills to be able to excel with digital technologies in their future. We need to make sure they are up to scratch with required tools and programs that are expected by the end of their schooling. (Howell, 2012)

Whilst doing this assignment I also discovered and explored a range of digital tools that were available for use to create my content. This is the first time I have created a blog and found that WordPress was a relatively easy tool to use and navigate. I did however have a few issues with minor details relating to the creative side of it. I used Audacity to create my audio summation and was easily able to navigate this program, it allowed me to edit my work with ease. I think this will be a good tool to use in the future for any recordings I will need to do and I will be able to use it in conjunction with other tools. Prezi was a fun to use creative tool that allowed me to express more of my artistic side. I have found that all three tools that I used were quite simple and worked with ease. I also feel by using these programs it has widened my knowledge of the different technologies out there and has expanded my ability to use new digital tools.

References

Tranberg, P. (2013). Fake It – to control your digital identity: Pernille Tranberg at TEDxOxford. Retrieved 15 March 2018, from

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRrgD-4-D8s

Howell, J. (2012). Teaching with ICT: Digital Pedagogies for Collaboration and Creativity. Victoria, Australia: Oxford University Press.

File:Prezi logo transparent 2012.svg – Wikimedia Commons. (2017).  Retrieved 28 March 2018, from

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Prezi_logo_transparent_2012.svg

File:Audacity Logo.svg – Wikimedia Commons. (2017).  Retrieved 28 March 2018, from

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Audacity_Logo.svg

 

Being a digital curator

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Please follow the link to veiw my Prezi about being a digital curator.
https://prezi.com/view/PJFhbBm3NKBF1n8Znl27/

References

Internet – Goldenrural. (2018). Retrieved 23 March 2018, from

http://www.goldenrural.org/internet/

Kranz, M. (2018). 7 ways IoT is reshaping the internet. Retrieved 23 March 2018, from

https://www.networkworld.com/article/3234749/internet-of-things/7-ways-iot-is-reshaping-the-internet.html

Flintoff, K., Mellow, P., & Clark, K. (2018). Digital curation: Opportunities for learning, teaching, research and professional developmentClt.curtin.edu.au. Retrieved 23 March 2018, from

http://clt.curtin.edu.au/events/conferences/tlf/tlf2014/refereed/flintoff.html

Jeff Cobb. (2018) Who are your content curators?. Retrieved 26 March 2018, from

https://www.missiontolearn.com/content-curator/

Howell, J. (2012). Teaching with ICT: Digital Pedagogies for Collaboration and Creativity. Victoria, Australia: Oxford University Press.

Must-See Tools for Digital Curation!. (2013). Retrieved 26 March 2018, from

http://creightonblog.typepad.com/addison-media-center/2013/11/digital-resource-curation.html

 

 

Digital fluency

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Please follow the link to listen to my discussion about digital fluency.

References

Digital fluency / Teaching / enabling e-Learning – enabling eLearning. (2018). Retrieved 19 March 2018, from

 http://elearning.tki.org.nz/Teaching/Digital-fluency

Digital Fluency. (2018). Retrieved 19 March 2018, from

https://www.region10.org/programs/digital-learning/digital-fluency/

Howell, J. (2012). Teaching with ICT: Digital Pedagogies for Collaboration and Creativity. Victoria, Australia: Oxford University Press.

Raphaela. (2018). 6 Tips to Improve Your Creativity – Focus.  Retrieved 27 March 2018, from

https://www.mindmeister.com/blog/improve-creativity-6-tips/

 

Digital Identities and Security

cropped-pexels-photo-2673502.jpegOur digital identity is a large part of our lives these days, it is the image or person we are perceived as in an online environment and it really needs to be taken seriously as it could make or break you in the future. Future employers can do a quick google search of your name and access shared information or check your Facebook and use that information to decide whether you are suitable. (Tranberg, 2013)

Your digital identity or digital foot print is added to each time you access the internet and becomes part of a large database that can be accessed by anyone and copied or sold and then passed on. It is up to you to monitor how much you are sharing online and what you give these databases access to. (Tranberg, 2013)

digitalDigital security is the protection of your digital identity. There are tools and programs that are available for you to use as digital security. Things like anti-virus software, web services, biometrics (Face and fingerprint recognition) and secure personal devices that you carry around with you can help. (What is Digital Security?, 2018) Some of these tools have the ability to direct the site through a browser which makes you invisible. It shows you as being at a random point in the internet so your own personal identity or IP address can’t be tracked to you. (Greenberg, 2018) Hackers and online thieves are constantly updating their knowledge and finding new ways to access and steal information. So therefore tools like these can help prevent this from happening and also help keep minors safe from online predators. (What is Digital Security?, 2018)

Another way to keep your identity private would be to use a fake identity that can not be tracked back to the real you. (Tranberg, 2013) I found it a little ironic that whist researching information on this topic a pop up appeared asking me for my permission to access my location.

References

Tranberg, P. (2013). Fake It – to control your digital identity: Pernille Tranberg at TEDxOxford. Retrieved 15 March 2018, from

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRrgD-4-D8s

What is Digital Security?. (2018). Just Ask Gemalto EN. Retrieved 15 March 2018, from

https://www.justaskgemalto.com/en/what-is-digital-security/

Greenberg, A. (2018). How to Use Tor and Go Anonymous Online. WIRED. Retrieved 15 March 2018, from

https://www.wired.com/story/the-grand-tor

Lapena, R. (2017). Survey: 80% of IT Pros More Concerned About Digital Security in 2017 than in 2016The State of Security. Retrieved 27 March 2018, from

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/risk-based-security-for-executives/connecting-security-to-the-business/survey-80-pros-concerned-digital-security-2017-2016/