Author Archives: laurenmacd

Making Connections

Through the different readings, discussions and assignments, I feel that I have a developed a greater understanding literacy, evolution of literacy practices, and the influence that technology has had on literacy. As a result I have a deeper awareness of … Continue reading

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Social Media and Literacy: Exploring how social media is changing our definition of literacy

Social Media and Literacy: Exploring how social media is changing our definition of literacy For this assignment, our group has explored social media and how it is changing our definition of literacy. We have chosen to present our information through … Continue reading

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Rip.Mix.Feed

I really enjoyed this assignment/posting. I love being able to explore different tools and to create artifacts or resources and feel lucky to say that I have been able to explore different web tools in my time in MET. For … Continue reading

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From Slate to Notebook (or From Rote to Note)

From Slate to Notebook (or From Rote to Note) Ashley Bayles and Lauren MacDonald Introduction Albert Einstein took a test designed by Thomas Edison and one of the questions asked him to know the speed of sound. Upon not knowing … Continue reading

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Technology: Postman vs. a ‘Winner’

In “The Judgement of Thamus” from the book Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology, Neil Postman presents a critical view of technological changes and advances. One area that he discusses is the many of the costs or problems that … Continue reading

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Introduction: Lauren

I chose this image because it reminds me of the enormous shift that has occurred with the advent of mobile technology and all the affordances it brings to students. Only a short time ago, if students needed to find information they had to do … Continue reading

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