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Kean University 2019, The Network

Field Guide:If I Won’t WebMD it-Don’t WebMD Me!

As of now, I want to center my contribution to our Field Guide for surviving the darkness around today's youth. Being a teacher, I find this idea of digital surveillance fascinating, but also discouraging in terms of how to teach my students. They only care about the latest music or what Youtuber said what this week. I struggle with finding the words to make them care about this issue, as they need to be aware of it. During my research on […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

Field Guide-Illuminating the Darkness one nightlight at a time!

In Network Narratives, our class discussions and work is being culminated into a Field Guide at the end of the semester. This is a guide to navigating our way through the darkness and into the light of this digital age we are in, and continuing to learn about.My passion for the work I plan to contribute may grow and evolve, but at this stage, my primary concern is preparing my students for the world they are inheriting. I want them […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

Alchemy: Is the chemistry there?

In class last week, we practiced using the tool Hypothes.is...which I am obsessed with and seriously considering bringing into my eighth grade classroom, provided I trust my students enough to write comments that would make my grandmother blush and warrant a trip down to our VP of discipline...any who...I love Hypothes.is and really enjoyed reading about the history of alchemy!I'm new to the idea of digital alchemy but am becoming more and more familiar with the metaphor. As I mentioned […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

I took a step…so enjoy the fall…Week One

This week was my first soiree into the world of digital alchemy and I must say...I'm intrigued. I had heard other students, and my professors, mention #netnarr before, but at that time it was nothing more than word I didn't know. It sounded fancy and intimidating...and it is! BUT, it is also exciting!I am currently typing this as I work my way through the labryinth, bravely preparing to face any minotaurs that come way, and although I am no Theseus, […]

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