New digital community

We have a new way to record YouTube hits, not only for music videos but for people recreating an artist’s music video. Which I have watched many re-makes that have been from funny to amazing, creating cyber stars. As stayed by it creates a whole new platform for everyone across the wold to come together, through global connections through the internet and computers. It’s interesting that everyone had their own take on the Numa Numa song… Where if were to take that flexibility into our classrooms and giving our students the technology and the opportunity to express their different types of learning. At 12:05-12:12 of the video he goes to explain when media changes, human relations change. I thought this was a simple but has powerful meaning behind it. Hopefully the meaning is used for the positive and doesn’t create more of an issue for social interaction between humans.
“Networked individualism, (Berry Wellman 18:28).” This is very important, growing up in a small town you never had much selection of sports, interests and with that if his friends is friends. I always felt sorry for a few people and/or groups in my town if their interests were not provided through school activities or within our town they never got to fully participate in activities they enjoyed. Where, by having a network community individuals are able to live anywhere in the world and communicate with anyone that has the same interests, believes, which I feel can be in is very powering. It’s important to remember we are not all the same nor should we be but we should also have a sense of self and be able to share believes.
It was very interesting to see how the webcam has evolved, “the glass dot, the eye of the world” as described in the video. It is a lot more awkward and ‘unnatural’ for people. Not having a normal conversation, you have to keep the conversation going while making it interesting. Being that I don’t Vlog, I never really thought of how unnatural it is, but soon I feel the younger people are talking to their phones it won’t be unnatural anymore. I know with #SnapChat people record themselves and post it to their stories, thus making a younger group making this the new norm.


First Twitter Chat!

Well tonight was my first night attending #saskedchat! Although, pretty much the whole time I was very anxious, it was awesome!  I was signed in before 8 and nothing was happening so I was second-guessing if I was in the right spot! Then I seen a couple people were posting that was a relief for a quick second. Then I was frantic to write my first response just who I was, where I was from and why I was joining so I quickly did that. while I was typing my first response I was trying to see what other people were posting and what they were saying. I liked that he had short and simple questions, “ I say______, you say”. It just kept it easy to follow and what you’re supposed to respond to. I answered 10 questions within the chat so there was a few times I made a mistake (Don’t worry I knew I would) one time I accidentally labelled answer 5 as answer 4 question for so I have two different answers for 4 in the chat… not too bad.. After that I said in one of my answers that parents aren’t important to be in the classroom 🙈🙈🙈 it was supposed to say parent ARE important to be in the classroom. I already hit Tweet and then I noticed it right after so I was panicking because I’ve never deleted a tweet before! Thankfully I was able to figure it out and delete it and then re-type it. I kept it more simple compared to the first tweet so hopefully no one saw that tweet LOL. It was nice to see what other people were writing and I learnt a lot which was awesome. Also it seem like they had a lot of fun in the chat a lot of the people that have probably been posting in there for a while they were making jokes which was a little confusing because I was trying to stay on topic and read others answer. There was random responses nothing to do up with what we were talking about or funny pictures which made it comical (while being stressed). I enjoyed my first Twitter chat, at the end I went back to see who liked my Tweets then clicked on their profile. It was interesting to read who they are, where they are from. There was a principal from Michigan who was in the chat!. It’s really cool connecting with a lot of people from all over. I will definitely attend another Twitter chat and hopefully my next time will be a little less stressful.

My introduction

Hi my name is Heather Snell I am a fourth year Elementary Education student at the University of Regina. I originality grew up in a small town 2 hours north east from Regina so I am a little ways from home. Although I’m a county girl at heart I do enjoy my time while I am in the city.

I am in the elementary program and I love it! I can’t wait to finish my degree, and make my way into the work force. I hope to get a job back home in Wadena. Here’s a picture of me on the first day of school in front of the awesome board my Co-op put together!

So.. me and technology Do NOT get along! It stresses me out and I always seem to make things worse. I have went to the Apple store a few times and they have straight up said “oh what did you do we can’t fix that here, call the 1800 Apple number.” Also I’m still getting used to blogging! Yes it’s been 3 weeks and still figure stuff out, hence why I’m posting my intro now! Lol

Learning about Feedly

First going on Feedly was neat I have never heard of an app like this. I clicked on the discover and there was a whole bunch of suggested feeds to follow from advertising, retail to telecom to name a few. I made a category based on education there was anything from Ted talks to edges, and articles to name a few. I see a link of cool cat teacher it immediately got my attention as I love cats and will soon be a teacher. After I clicked on her icon I was reading that she is a teacher in fourth grade that loves reading and as I screwed scroll through her posts I was intrigued by it all so I decided to follow her or add her to my education category. I also added her on Twitter because she shared her Twitter account so that was a double bonus for me! I find Feedly pretty easy to navigate through and I like that you can save articles, as everything I’m following interest me. There is some articles or videos I want to save for later reading or after I read I still want to see you for easy access. Not only can I use this app for education purposes there’s everything from sports outdoors, I can follow and learn more about. Which learning about sports or outdoors activities I can always bring into the classroom to connect with my students interests.