The views of the digital natives

The topic for this week’s lectures in my digital competence course is social media. I therefore found this infographic both relevant and interesting as apart of my preparation, since the teens» perspectives of social media should also be taken into account when we as teachers are discussing how we can use (or not use) these medias in our teaching. The infographic is made from a survey performed in America (2012) and showes that more than 90% of teenagers are in some way or another connected to the Internet.

Have a look at the infographic below to learn more about how teens view the pros and cons of social networking.

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Nynorskjenta som nynorskvikar

For ei stund sidan blogga eg om Lektor Hernesvold som hadde vore vikar for meg i engelsk. I dag var det min tur å vere vikar for ho, men denne gongen i norsk på Vg3. Instruksane eg hadde fått på førehand var Frode Grytten og novella «Guten med den blå gitaren», i tillegg til frie tøyer til å gjere det eg hadde lyst til utover det. Eg ville dermed prøve meg å på gjengjelde den digitale tenesta ved å bruke Twitter på ein eller anna måte, i eit håp om å friske opp nynorsken for elevane. Eg er jo trass alt stor nynorskentusiast og synes Ivar Aasen (bilete) var ein framifrå kar! I dette blogginnlegget kan du derfor lese om korleis det gjekk, samt lese elevanes heilt eigne (og imponerande) Grytten inspirerte Twitternoveller! Les meir

Social media behavior in real life?

I am currently in a Twitter mode. Spending lots of time finding new and interesting people to follow, reading funny tweets and keeping myself updated on different topics. Somewhere along the way I suddenly remembered a YouTube clip I saw a while back. A comment on Twitter as a threat to the English language and the way we communicate perhaps?

How would it be if we talk the way we tweet? 

And how about Facebook. What if we starting acting the same way we do in social media in real life?

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#RabbitProofFence #SubstituteBrilliance #Twitter

As a variety of social medias are highly relevant for my 16/17 year olds, I have been scratching my head thinking I should try and use it in the classroom sometime. In a purposeful and educational way obviously, since it it very much exists there already on a daily basis. One of the medias I find particularly interesting is Twitter, which my collegue Lektor Hernesvold has blogged about on different occasions. So when she was substituting for me last week, guess what! She brought it into the classroom for me, and I LOVED IT! After the students had finished watching the film Rabbit Proof Fence she asked them to simply tweet about it (on ITL though, but still), and I could not stop smiling at my students comments. Here are some of my favorites:

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