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5th Grade HyperDoc on Human Rights

One of our 5th grade teachers is beginning a novel study on I am Malala. She wanted a way to introduce the Declaration of Human Rights to her students. Following is a HyperDoc I created to help her kick off the unit.

Learning More than Required: Edu 790 Social Media & Emerging Technologies

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I’ve had the pleasure of designing and teaching a Social Media and Emerging Technologies course for Dominican University the past two years. This course has been offered as an 8 week online graduate level course. This year I was asked to teach it on campus to a group of River Forest District 90 teachers, many of which I’ve taught in a previous course. There are differences between an online 8 week course and a 16 week face-to-face course with teachers you’ve already taught- time being a big one.


Students in the face-to-face course received much of the same content as the online group did (discussions on how we use social media and what platforms we visit, digital tattoos, PLN exploration, research and digital spaces mapping). Because we were face-to-face we had many discussions and time to talk about our learning but these educators also kept a “Reflection Journal” via Google Docs where they were able to reflect privately and I was able to ask specific questions.


When our content was c…