/ DL Remote Learning Refection /

As obviously the world has taken a bit of a detour into the grand mists of pandemic, our lives have had to change for a while to work around this. Including the ways we learn and generally deal with education.

As I can say personally myself, this hasn’t been a fun experience in the slightest. I find online classes to be frustrating and disheartening with motivation harder to come by. The structured times for each class in the day gave me a sectioned off time for work and a better capacity to handle a decently balanced school/life system. With the world of school gone, I find some teachers struggles with online classes to be aggravating and it certainly cant be fun for them either.

Technology has been the only thing that can bring me my education so I haven’t found it as helpful as I have just found it to be a chore. I find it harder to be alerted of what is happening when and when my little brother decided my wifi booster would look better in his room my connection was so laggy that I couldn’t understand or keep up with the rest of my class in a call at all. The balance between technological learning and the physical hands on experience has been thrown all out of whack and I just find it tiresome.

My communication skills within the online world have made a lot of things easier for me, but I still haven’t been enjoying the experience. I could easily message my teachers if I was struggling and found ways to keep talking with my friends as we had to stay far apart.

I’ve had to get better self management, finding motivation within myself and needing to regulate my entire day on my own terms. In some ways my personal awareness and responsibility have improved greatly when it comes to figuring out what I have to do to get done what I need to get done.

There’s no walking from block to block in the hallways anymore and theres no more set lunch and no more properly structured school, so its been a struggle for all of us. Lets hope this can pass soon so we can one day just look back on all of this as the year we survived a pandemic.

an image used in my powerpoint

/ Teaching People About the Weird Glory of the Industrial Revolution /

/ my powerpoint /

For my humanities class in Jumpstart, me and a partner were tasked with picking a revolution from the past and teaching our peers about it. We chose the Industrial Revolution, and I made a powerpoint and completed a script going over its events. I did my best to make an effective powerpoint to match up to my speech while making it all relatively easy to understand. I feel I completed the assignment quite nicely and am rather proud of the final completed result I got.

/ script rough copy /

In order to properly teach people about the topic and at least try to keep them engaged, I brought in my wordy communication skills and my critical thinking to be able to portray the information effectively. I was also able to bring in my interpretation skills by watching a multitude of documentaries and writing down what I learned into differing words.

I did initially see the research for this project as a difficult hurdle but once I figured out I could just take noted from videos it all got way easier. From there I was able to collect more information than I ever could from text and got everything done way faster. Through this project I found the best way for me to take notes and I will use this information to help me in the future.

 

/ Digital Footprint Assignment /

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1. How might your digital footprint affect your future opportunities? Give at least two examples.

 If you want to get a job and you have posted something that completely goes against everything you said and did to get to that position, it’s unlikely after it’s seen for you to actually get said wanted job. We’ve also seen stories time and time again of someone sharing something they probably shouldn’t have, and the whole thing blowing up right back at them. If you post about how fast you were going on the freeway without getting caught on facebook, you probably wont remain uncaught for too much longer. If you post something about someone behind their back and they find out, you best believe it wont end well for either of you. Be smart when you post. Don’t let it wreak you later.

NOTE! I do not condone irresponsible driving wether you get away with it or not. This is merely an example. Please don’t speed. Thanks 🙂

2. Describe at least three strategies that you can use to keep your digital footprint appropriate and safe.

 Think before you post! Is it kind? Is it true? Would it hurt someone else? Could it hurt you? Then don’t post it. Double check! Make sure there is no one in that picture wearing your school shirt, make sure theres no street signs or unwanted imagery in the background. Cropping can be your best friend. DO NOT: Disclose any personal information online. Don’t give out your address, phone number, passwords, or pictures of yourself to people you cant fully trust. Make sure you’re posting things you’d be ok with your grandma seeing, and stay safe.

3. If you could go back in time, is there anything you would do differently online? Think of what type of advice you would pass on to your younger self or other students. How could you go about explaining it to them?

Looking back on myself, I think Ive done a pretty good job. Good job me. I feel the most important things to note for younger people who are newer to the internet would be think before you post, comment, anything really. It could come back to bite you or embarrass you severely. Also that no, you did not win a free ipad. And no, they will not send you free coins if you give them your username and password. Think before you do anything, and never trust anything thats too good to be true.

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Training Post

You are now going to create your very first post. In a separate tab or browser window, go to your Dashboard on the left and go to  Posts -> Add New.

1) Title – Create a title for your blog post. Your title will be: Digital Footprint Assignment

2) Body – This is where you place your content of the post – text, videos, pictures, etc. Follow the instructions on the Digital Footprint Assignment page to see what questions you need to answer here.

3) Tool Bar – In your toolbar you can “Add Media” and “Add Documents” into your posts, this is the best way to create visual representations. You can also change fonts, hyperlink, etc.

4) Publish – Here is where you control what items are public and private. You can also control when they are published to your website.

5) Categories – Here is where you choose where you want your post to go. This is your digital binder with all of your subjects. Make sure to categorize each post with the relevant subject. E.g. Categories -> English

6) Tags –  Here is where you tag posts with one or two of the most readily applicable Core Competencies. These tags can help you find things quicker on your blog and help you stay organised. E.g. Tag -> creativethinking

7) Publish – When you are done, simply “Publish” it. If it has been edited, press “Republish” to update with the latest version of the content.