My name is Kelsie and if you’d like to know more about me, I’ve got some introduction posts here, here, and here. (TL;DR I’m an English teacher who loves puns) It’s interesting to me to look back and seeing how my blogging has evolved over the course of my master’s.
This is class NUMBER 10! So I’m REALLY excited to get things rolling!
The purpose of this post is to outline my major project for EC&I 832.
I’ve decided to look at the app project, as a personal and professional journey into social media and good digital citizenship.
The apps I’ve chosen to examine span both my personal life and my professional life and there is cross over. I’m interested to see how these apps impact my teaching, my students’ ability to communicate with me in off hours (whether or not I answer them is a different can of worms), and how I can integrate these more fully into my current practice.
How I’m using Remind and if I can use it better:
Finally, I’m also looking at Snapchat, which seems to be a popular choice. It’s easy to see why. Snapchat can be a very easy target in regards to promoting bullying, sexting, and any number of lesser desirable social media attributes.
But, I’d like to see if Snapchat has any redeeming qualities about it, what it does to protect its users’ privacy, and if there is a way to decrease incidences of bullying through monitoring.
I’m looking forward to looking through all sorts of areas for these apps and I think it’s going to be a very practical exercise because I use these apps every day already.
Anyone else have experience with these apps?