I have started the journey of the World wide web 2 and social networking with this blog exactly last year with many questions and queries that cultivated as I explored more.
A diary to share my journey was the first step taken as a fresh virtual explorer “diary from the desk of a digital immigrant”.
The first lesson shared was my discoveries with cyber language and cyber socializing through Facebook and the potential it holds.
When it “strike” me at home with my daughter approaching her first year of grade 1 , I shared a lesson with teachers and what to expect from our learners as far as computer literacy goes. This case study reiterate that although the terms of digital natives and immigrants are well rooted amongst us, we must remember that there are many skills that we the digital immigrants have to ensure our natives acquire.
In my journey I also realize the negative that is associated with technology and pondering about cyber bullying led me to understand that we have to keep to the basics as far as keeping our teenagers safe . This post evoked most amazing responds from readers. As each have their own thinking regards the parents’ roles in the upbringing of our children.
When advocating to colleagues, teachers and friends the potential in using web 2.0 tools beyond the normal use of internet and emails it was not an “easy sell”. Frustrations were shared in the post if life gives you lemon – make lemon meringue
A year in the journey- it is becoming increasingly clear to me that the question we should ask ourselves as parents, teachers and professionals is that of the skills we need to ensure our children acquire to equip them to the world of the future.
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