Digital Pedagogy

As a graduate student, I was a Teaching Assistant for a Latin American History course taught entirely online, this experience changed my life. The professor and TA’s not only engaged in online discussions with students but went beyond by creating interactive assignments and activities. This was a pioneering project at the time and it seemed…

A Different Mindset

This week has definitely been the hardest week of DigPINS for me to connect to so far because I do not teach in the traditional sense. The only “teaching” I do consists of me trying to reexplain items that friends and classmates don’t understand from their classes. The core subject I consider myself the best…

My Digital Project Disaster

As soon as I read the prompt for this week’s blog I was re-traumatized by the disaster that was my first digital project. A few years ago, one of my colleagues presented an amazing assignment she created on Google+ and how she had her students create posts instead of traditional papers. Sounds easy enough, right???…

Salty with a Side of Contemplation

This week I started by reading, “How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation” by Anne Helen Petersen. It put me in my current mood (see otter for reference) which has lingered in decreasing intensity throughout the week. I’m glad writing it was therapeutic for you, Anne Helen Petersen, but I could’ve done without the reminder that…

Contagions in Twitter vs. Blogs vs. Podcasting

crossposted from jadin.me After experiencing Nicky Case’s The Wisdom and Madness of CrowdsI started thinking about the what a particular method of communication could be important in spreading complicated ideas or concepts. The stuff Case talks about in The Wisdom and Madness of Crowds is not specific to any particular online or offline or type of media, so…

Relating to the millennial Generation

The internet has created an incredible ability to connect to millions around the world. I have never met anyone exclusively online, but it has been an incredible way to connect to old friends that I can’t see every day. One downside of social media is how lonely it can make a person feel. One article…

digital_id19 C-C

digital_id19 C-C Who are you online? Pasquini said’ “For some, there seems to be fluidity between the online and off-line self; however, each person I speak with may interpret and approach this continuum differently. ” In 2004, I checked out the online world creator, Second Life.  I wanted to use it as a language teaching…

Uni Dilly Dilly

When I was in college I wrote a short story called something like “Dave and the Unibrow,” a tale of a group of Boy Scouts exacting their revenge on a bully (the Unibrow) during a campout. It was, truly, not worth the paper it was written on, but today’s assignment reminded me of the piece.…