23 Things- Introduction

Time for the first post in my 23 Things. There are two main questions to answer at this point, so on with the show…

A) what you hope to gain out of the 23 Things programme.

Honestly I hope to find the things that I don’t know that I don’t know! One thing that I was finding regularly when teaching Edtech was how ‘off’ the balance was between true digital literacy and peoples assumed tech literacy. Often students would declare themselves the ‘best’ in the class with technology…in reality they were just very skilled with a particular app or (in the case of younger children) were able to use the search function in youtube.

I hope working through the 23 things will highlight the gaps and maybe even highlight some strengths too.

B) were you aware of the University’s Social Media Guidelines for Staff and Researchers or the student Social Media Student Handbook? What do you think of the guidelines/handbook?

Seeing as this is week four of working for the University looking though the above guidelines has been part of my training. I’m aware of them and have them bookmarked for reference as my poor brain is still swimming in new job information overload these days. I find a guidebook to be incredibly useful and so I’m happy to have and use them. It creates a fair ground for all and a quick reference without being a strict set of do’s and don’t’s. One of the best things about the internet is the personal touch that can be added, but I understand the need for institutional guidance.

While writing this I was listening to my musical no.1 (which inspired the blog name), have a listen:

Jack’s Mannequin- Into the Airwaves