Week 4 Reflection: Digital Footprints and Big Data.

(Image from https://matineemonday.com/2017/05/02/the-circle-review/) Digital footprints have been in existent for decades, and there is a need to be aware of its content, both negative and positive.  Lately, you can't help to think that all we focus on are negative footprints.  I like the Ellen DeGeneres video clip where she posted online, public photos found on … Continue reading Week 4 Reflection: Digital Footprints and Big Data.

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Week 3 Reflection: Character Education for a Digital Lifestyle

(Image from 5-Minute Speaking Activity: Netquette) I think character education is a great vehicle to integrate a digital citizenship program.  Unfortunately, I do not have a firm grasp of where we currently implement a character education program in K12, at least for my school, or district.  I know all teachers impart a character building component … Continue reading Week 3 Reflection: Character Education for a Digital Lifestyle

Week 2 Reflection: ISTE Standards evolution and future issues.

(Image from Benefits and Risks of Artificial Intelligence) In the last few decades, advances in technology have been miraculous to say the least.  When educators plan what our students should know about how to use technology, it's difficult to foresee what is on the horizon.  There has been a concern to individuals as to what … Continue reading Week 2 Reflection: ISTE Standards evolution and future issues.

Week 12: What are the characteristics of an engaging Action Research Report?

source: http://www.drhartnell.com/step-by-step-guide.html “Regardless of the audience for which it is written, the final report must engage the reader and stimulate attention and interest. Descriptive narrative, anecdotes, personalized observations, and vignettes make for livelier reading than a long recitation of statistical measures and indicators.” (Silverstein and Sharp, 1997) I sort of hate to repeat myself, but … Continue reading Week 12: What are the characteristics of an engaging Action Research Report?

Week 11: How will you format and disseminate your research?

"There is no standard format for reporting qualitative research."  (Merriam and Tisdell, Kindle) After making such a statement, they do give some suggestions on how to proceed with writing a report of this type, and how to disseminate it.  But first, I have to explain that my research is technically a mixed methods type, specifically … Continue reading Week 11: How will you format and disseminate your research?

Week 10: What primary concerns exist in ethics, validity and reliability in AR? How are you managing these concerns (or how will you) within your study?

Source: https://dragonflytraining.wordpress.com/2014/05/14/what-is-research-for-learning-rfl/ I had to chuckle when I came across this cartoon.  How ironic that I would find this when I am writing about the validity, reliability, and ethics of action research!  It does shed light on how we need to be careful about reporting our own AR results. Action research has some unique characteristics, … Continue reading Week 10: What primary concerns exist in ethics, validity and reliability in AR? How are you managing these concerns (or how will you) within your study?