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Final Project Tools

Like I mentioned before I am most likely going with the critical option for the final project, because I feel that I am the type of person who isn’t creative at all and wouldn’t be able to come up with something amazing.

For my critical piece I have decided to use Word Web App (Word Online) via OneDrive so that people can physically see my paper with all its links and pictures right on my blog and not have to click to download something. At this point, all I can think about including in my critical piece is hyperlinks and pictures (thumbnail or small sized – so as to not take up much writing space). I am also looking to have some sort of survey piece to my final project, in where I can begin my argument and steer off from what the general population (St. John’s student body) thinks about our Digital Age and Privacy or Education (whichever I decide to choose in the end).

But this is still a work in progress…tune in.

Being Transparent

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TRIGGER WARNING: Domestic Violence. Discretion advised.
In class today we talked about becoming or being transparent (for a day) as a creative idea for our final project. Just when we thought that this was something that no one had ever thought about – we are proven wrong.

I just found a website in where a woman decided to “share her day through Google Glass.” The website features a video of a woman’s entire day from beginning to “tragic” end, for this woman’s life is not ordinary but instead she is a victim of domestic violence.

Although this is not something that we might have expected to become witnesses to, I still think that it ties into our class discussion. Technology isn’t all bad, it can be used to spread awareness, find/catch criminals, etc.

Watch the video and tell me what you guys think.

Brainstorming for Final Project

Privacy is Theft

I want to take the option of writing a critical piece for my final project. I want to concentrate on one of two things: privacy and education.  As many may already know in the class I am very interested in how our privacy rights are slowly being challenged in this new digital era. In “The Circle,” we saw the aphorism of “Privacy is Theft,” yet what does this really mean in today’s society? What is privacy? What does it entail?  Things like filling out our full name, birthdays, and email addresses, have become so mundane to us that we don’t realize that we are constantly giving out our information to random third-party strangers.

Also, education is something that plays a major role in my life (my mother and aunts are teachers) and I want to see how incorporating technology into the ordinary classroom would either be a positive contribution or negative contribution to learning. Andre Sayegh, the 6th Ward Councilman for the City of Paterson, NJ (who is also running for Mayor of Paterson in the upcoming elections) posted an article recently about how students have been missing out on school so much due to all the snow storms this winter. However, he proposes that with the help of technology, we can remediate this problem by having online classes on days in where it is too dangerous for students/parents travel to school/work. What repercussions can this have? And will it really remediate the problem?

These are all questions that I am truly taking into consideration as I think more in depth about where I want my critique paper to go.