Assignment 2~My Digital LifePresentation Transcript
My Digital Life My Digital Life Katey Snihur
My Uses For Technology Cellular Device Computer Television Camera Video Camera Vehicle iPod Radio Stop Watch Calculator
My Five URLs Facebook Google YouTube Ask.com Msn
www.facebook.com Facebook Facebook, in a sense, is a source of communication. It allows me to communicate and socialize with friends and colleagues at the click of a button. This is very useful when doing projects or trying to make plans to see someone. It is also very good for sending things to friends in the case of a team project in a class.
G O L www.google.ca O G E I use this site, like many people, for almost anything search related. This includes whenever I’m not sure about a sites URL or confused about the title of the website. I may also use it to find the lyrics to a song or even the title if I only have the lyrics. In Google, there are many images that I can use for collages. I think that I use google to get to almost any other site and the only reason I know many sites exist is because of Google.
www.youtube.com I use YouTube for mostly entertainment, it doesn’t really have very many educational videos but if you are looking for them then you can find them. I personally only really use YouTube for the entertainment side of the website.
I use Ask.com for the all the questions that can’t be found on Google. As of recently I’ve been using Google more often and Ask.com less because Google can now answer questions instead of just one word searches. I do like this site however, because it seems to have more of a brain than Google does. www.ask.com
www.msn.ca I use msn for the hotmail. I find this email is a very good and reliable email source. I only use my hotmail account for signing up for websites such as, Facebook.
Digital Citizenship What is it? It is the understanding that teachers and other professionals have of what students, children, and all other basic users should know about how to use technology properly and responsibly. Examples of what I do to practice good digital citizenship: Not sign up for unidentified sites that I do not trust. Not posting pictures of myself that I don’t feel have been safely secured. Being careful about what I say on any website. Having a virus protection program on all my computers that I trust. Research a website before signing up for it.
The Perfect Classroom The perfect classroom, in my opinion, would be a classroom where the students have their own digital devices, such as computers and cell phones, instead of binders and notebooks. I think this would be more beneficial because it is more efficient, we have to print off our assignments anyways now so it would be saving a step. Also it would be way less paper used every year and that would save a lot of trees that don’t really need to be killed. We would sent all assignments to the teacher in a collective folder that would be cleaned out after it was marked, our marks would be easily accessible at anytime on a locked folder for each student that you would use your own password to get into whenever you wanted to check and see what your marks were so far. The teacher would hand out assignments in the handouts folder already established in our school. It wouldn’t be much different from what we have now just no binders. I understand in mathematics this would be unrealistic and less efficient and this classroom idealistic view wouldn’t be effective.
The Dark Side Problem:
Abusing the technology physically.
Have the students pay fines for all damages done to the computer/ technology.
Abusing the trust of the teacher, and not staying on task.
Have a system where the teacher can lock off all access to other systems other than what the student should be using. This will ensure proper use of time.
If the system were to crash all the school work of the year would be gone.
Have a back up system in the school office that can hold all the data necessary for the students on a larger memory.