This week I had a conversation about bringing the internet into the classroom with Savannah. When having this conversation, we each decided to step into a different role to make this chat really come to life. I had the opportunity to take on the roll of a teacher, while Savannah took the roll of a concerned parent of a child in my class. We each expressed different concerns, opinions, and thoughts on the topic through a Facebook message conversation. We chose to use Facebook as it is very commonly used within almost all people and people who are maybe less tech savvy are still able to use it. It is also a quick and easy way to communicate.
I used a random site I found through google called prankmenot.com to create this conversation, so we could avoid using our personal Facebook accounts.
Read the conversation here.
As our conversation was more geared towards the use and time of technology in general, we didn't talk too much about about digital identity. The teacher did reply on how the class first learnt how to use the internet in a safe way. Both Savannah and I thought that this is a typical conversation that a teacher and parent may have. Technology seems to bring in a sense of uncertainty as expressed throughout this messages and one of the conversations we are expecting when we become teachers.
Here are the links that the teacher shared within the conversation to help the parent with SeeSaw, google docs, and technology in general:
Seesaw overview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=tlw-tUKvnNc
How to use google docs - https://gsuite.google.com/learning-center/products/docs/get-started/#!/
Tips on technology for parents - https://www.healthychildren.org/English/family-life/Media/Pages/Tips-for-Parents-Digital-Age.aspx
Lastly, check out the TED talk about blending technology into the classroom.