Well it is time to summarize my Major Project. To be honest, it feels incomplete as affecting change on social media is a much more ongoing process than it is a process with some finality. That said, I am happy with what I produced for "Ins.peer.ation": 5 Tiktoks, and 8 Instagram posts (most of these were multiple pages) and some sharing on Facebook and Twitter. This may not seem like much but it was truly a significant amount of work, especially for someone quite new to the platforms! The best way to view the posts is likely looking for ins.peer.ation on TikTok and Instagram however, here is a link to a slideshow if you choose to view them not on social media or a want a total summary (click here for Ins.peer.ation slides).
I have completed my Summary of Learning for ECI 832 - The Missing Digital Citizen. It is a mini-movie - action trailer searching for a missing person, whereby I provide information and scenes in various locations attempting to provide an overview of digital citizenship as learned in our course. At first I was just going to do a Powtoon as I wanted to create an animated film, but its free features were lacking and I wanted to live up to my previous Summary of Learning from ECI 834 - the Car Salesman. Since Powtoon produced a less than stellar result, I decided to add some dramatic flair and make a real mystery - action film, once again hiring my daughter in a supporting role. It took a fair amount of computer work, filming, and video / sound editting on WeVideo, and in the end I am happy with the result.
I learned a great deal in the course about the importance of digital citizenship and media literacy as well as, why and where these necessary skills should be taught; the community, the school, online and at home. One question I still have after all my learning and reflection is 'HOW' best to teach digital citizenship to youth and even adults? This will be the challenge I continue to explore as I move forward as an educator and parent. Hope you enjoy the video!