I enjoyed experimenting with this multimedia tool because it was so engaging. Scratch is a great program for everyone to use, I especially love the way I can educate the children with designing presentations for math, science and art so the children can get excited and have an enjoyable time whilst being educated. I’ve only used Scratch once while I was in high school, I was asked to create an animated presentation roughly two min long and it could be about anything that I wanted. So I decided to create an animation about fish swimming around and eating. I felt proud about this piece because It took me sometime to learn how to utilize this tool. This program is a great way to combine traditional face to face learning with digital technology. Children can create their own interactive stores, games and animations and share them with the classroom, This gives children the self happiness because they know that have created an animation from there ideas. Younger children can utilize Scratch with their parents this could be an activity for the both of them. I cant wait to incorporate Scratch in my future classroom to further captivate and engage the children.
retrieved from Betcha blog, teaching kids to think using scratch 2010, http://chrisbetcher.com/2010/10/teaching-kids-to-think-using-scratch/
retrieved from ticktok Etoys or scratch 2009, http://bongbong123.blogspot.com.au/2009/11/partners-bongbong123.html
Is the information you are reading online reliable?
Recognizing safe reliable websites, 2013, http://www.academia.edu/4107608/Recognizing_safe_reliable_websites
Image retrieved from Digital information interaction group.
We can access all types of digital information almost at an instant, however this does not mean that it is safe and right. Not all digital information found on internet sites are dependable. Digital information is used during our daily lives. It gives everybody services such as online shopping, online banking and electronic mail. This is very convenient for people all over the world because it gives us the luxury to do what we need to do without leaving the house. We must know how to judge the reliability of digital information, to do this we can learn more about the author of the site, recognizing who published the site, asking ourselves why is this site important and what is the main purpose for this site, main intended audience, the quality of information shown on the site and lastly what types of links does the website link too. All these questions can help people to be more carful when surfing the world wide web. If not being vigilant, people can find themselves in dreadful situations where they might have purchased something from a particular site, giving away there bank details to an unsafe website, therefor leading to identity theft and money being robbed
. retrieved image, Digital information fluency model from, http://ctdblog.northwestern.edu.au
The digital divide is caused because of lower income communities not having the same access to technology that high and middle classes do. In my opinion it is important to provide our students who are from lower income homes the opportunity to be familiar with today’s technology. Maybe one day libraries wont exist and all research will evolve around the internet. Students need to learn and understand how to use the internet and computers. Its great the way the government is funding the use of technology in schools. “Children feel more excited learning through computers because it something new to them” (Edutopia The digital divide 2002). In today’s society we are expected by parents, employers and the wider community to be aware and fluent in most of today’s technology and our increasingly digital world, we also expect our children to engage and learn about digital technologies, that is why schools are being asked to bridge the digital divide and enable our students to experience and be fluent in our digital world. We need to make a distinction about the technology which is used in our private lives and the types we use in our professional lives, this includes education and schooling.
Images retrieved from
The spotlight 2013, (http://spotlight-university of Bedfordshire.blogspot.com.au/2013/02/the-digital-divide-and-complexities-of.html).
Sisters of colour unite 2012, (http://sistersofcolourunite.wordpress.com/2012/10/17/complicating-digitaldivide-race-appropriation-resistance/).
ICT for development network 2009, (http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/closing-digital-divide-how-spread-ict-improving-quality-life-millions-third-world).
ITGS-Digital Divide 2012, (http://blogs.swa-jkt.com/swa/10472/2012/09/17/digital-divide/).
User Generated Education 2012, (http://usergenerateducation.wordpress.com/2012/05/).
Gizmo Crazed 2010-2014 http://www.gizmocrazed.com/2011/12/is-this-the-feature-of-tech-ibms-five-prediction
The Digital divide 2002, (http://www.edutopia.org/digital-divide-where-we-are-today).
Cyber bullying is very common and has been around for a long time. It is very dangerous because it is the social media where everything you post stays online for the whole world to see and it can never be deleted. In my opinion cyber bullying is the most severe and dangerous form of bullying because it is very accessible today due to smart phones and computers and most teenagers have these technologies surrounding them and this means the bullying will follow the victim home, to school really anywhere making the poor person go through depression anxiety, self harm or even worse, become suicidal. They want to connect with their families and friends but they are leaving themselves open and vulnerable to cyber bullying. Parents need to be aware of their child, they need to notice any slight changes because victims of any type of bullying will not go to their parents for help.
Bullying is a wide spread problem and over 3 million children are absent from school each month ( Cyber bully hotline 2013), so how is this effecting their future, their education their capability to rise?
Bullies continue to bully because they feel there are no consequence. As a community we need to take a stand against cyber bullying by creating support groups were our children can feel secure and safe.
Information retrieved from, cyber bully hotline 2013 (http://www.cyberbullyhotline.com/07-10-12-scourge.html).
Image retrieved from, one hour professor 2014 (http://onehourprofessor.com/social-media-cyber-bullying/).
My name is Dalal Chaker and I am 19 years old. I am looking forward to post my insights on topics that I would be learning about and seeing other peoples opinions on different topics. 🙂
Cant wait to meet new people ! 🙂
Image retrieved from, syncing between devices 2013, (http://www.talkandroid.com)