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Kean University 2019, The Network

#Netnarr I Bid You Adieu

I cannot believe that our self-assessment narrative is here already and that I just submitted my final project for our fieldguide! I feel like it was yesterday that we were in that tiny room with barely any windows and no natural light talking about our thoughts of the internet! I remember thinking "It's just like Alice in Wonderland!" and attempting my best illustration of her falling down the rabbit hole, hence the name of my blog, and all that would […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

If I Can’t Take Away Their Technology…I Can At Least Try To Understand It

This week I'm feeling very good about my field guide project! With more clarification on the task, I feel more and more like I am on the right page.At this point, I have four different sources that Luna P. and I have annotated to help us find light in the darkness. We have been exploring the idea that multiple digital identities by adolescents highlights their need to share versions of themselves online, proving that there is no distinction between "real life" […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

To the AUC Students

My field guide topic is: the creation of multiple digital identities by adolescents highlights their need to share versions of themselves online, proving that there is no distinction between "real life" and "digital life" and that both make up one's persona.Below are a few questions I have related to my topic, and would greatly appreciate your help!1. Do you know of any adolescents who have a fake instagram where they interact?2. The debate surrounding digital dualism and anti-digital dualism argues […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

Augmented Reality

In support of my last post, "Fancy Words for Simple Concepts", I found an article titled, "Digital Dualism Versus Augmented Reality" by Nathan Jurgenson, which discusses the idea of both your online presence and physical life as one entity that is entwined together. The article defines key terms, such as: augmented reality, slacktivism, and false binary. The article states that in this world, we are "comprised of a physical body as well as our digital Profile, acting in constant dialogue." The article […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

Fancy Words for Simple Concepts

After much thinking, here is the new idea for my contribution to our fieldguide: The creation of multiple digital identities by adolescents highlights their need to share versions of themselves online, proving that there is no distinction between "real life" and "digital life".You can see the specific questions I plan to explore in my other post: "It's Crunch Time!" Ultimately, I have come to realize that many are discussing the concept of digital dualism, and whether or not living online is […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

Luna P. Won’t Stop Drinking My Coffee (and wine)!

At the start of this week's class, we looked at the upcoming schedule for the remainder of the semester-WHERE DID THIS SEMESTER GO? I feel like summer is still so far away, but I also feel like this year FLEW by! One of the main points we discussed with Kelli's upcoming installation of her thesis, which I'm stoked to see! As someone who hasn't thought about her thesis in a while, and knows that she should start, this girl cannot wait […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

Common Sense: Does This Exist in the Middle Schooler’s Mind?

Instagram, Middle School, and Digital Citizenship by Jeff KnutsonCheck out @LunaPandCoffee and @_teachreadwrite have a somewhat intelligent conversation about digital citizenship at the middle school level. Sarah Landis is a sixth grade teacher who implements lessons from Common Sense Education and allowed Common Sense Education into her room to observe one of the lessons on digital citizenship and how students view themselves online.

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Kean University 2019, The Network

The Search Warrant for Echo’s Data

As I mentioned in this week's blog posts, my students are becoming increasingly concerned over their smart phones and their privacy. To a teenager, their bedroom door use to provide them the utmost privacy and if it was ever removed from it's hinges, as we've seen in so many teen movies and shows, then they felt their live was ending! But I'm happy to say that teenagers are starting to see that their privacy is violated every day thanks to […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

Hard -G or “Giraffe-G”

This week in class, we transitioned from studying memes to studying GIFS (hard -g sound). We essentially began class with a Tweet-a-Thon, where we all tweeted out our favorite or most recents GIFS.  You can see the GIFS I love on my twitter page, but after poking around on GIFHY, I found a few more that I love! Give me a good Real Housewives GIF anyday!After, we had a Studio Visit with Brian Lamb, "Re-Director" of the Learning Technology and Innovation team […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

Net Art or Not Art: That is the Question

What is 'art'? What does it 'mean'? Isn't that the age old question?......This week we dived into the concept of Net Art right off the bat...so I decided to jump on it!According to Net Specific: What is Net Art?, it is an art form that "draws on data from other Internet materials and websites, which helps give them their distinctive dynamics and transience."When you google the definition of transience, you get: the state or fact of lasting only for a short time. I […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

“Do Something Different”

Part of this week’s work is to explore a variety of Net Art that might be of interest when producing a “Field Guide to Surviving the Darkness of the Internet”. One of the suggested sites to start with was “The One Million Masterpiece”, which caught my eye right away. What stood out at first, was the idea that this was a global project, capturing how people viewed the world from a variety of different eyes. As a teacher in a […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

Brace Yourself…A Blog Post Is Coming-Week 7

Give me all the Sean Bean memes!                In class this week, we talked about all  memes! Not going to lie, there was a part of me that thought it's just funny-does it have to mean more? And even as we talked, and I took it all in, I couldn't help but think we were over thinking it. As we were thinking about memes in our culture, there were some references I didn't quite get. Not sure […]

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