The first song that I tried to learn on the ukulele was Bob Marley's "Three Little Birds". From my understanding, "Three Little Birds" is the most basic song for beginners. I'm no pro, and you may not be able to even tell that it's "Three Little Birds" that I'm playing, but to me, it was … Continue reading You Are My Sunshine (in theory).
This is my first crack at "coding". Prior to last week, I really had no idea what coding was. Honestly, I'm still not entirely sure what it is. That being said, the same way we are being encouraged to be critical of things like the media, we should be aware of what goes in other … Continue reading What’s the Code?
One of the great things about technology and the internet, is how accessible EVERYTHING is, and that includes the ability to help others during a time in need (crowd funding such as Go Fund Me for example), being able to research and donate to whatever charity you wish, or even having attention brought to diseases … Continue reading Public Shaming: Another Form of Bullying.
Thinking about digital citizenship, the first thing that comes to mind is the identity that one has online, and how it compares to the identity of that person in reality. I all to often see pictures and stories online that clearly don't match up with what is actually happening in that person's life in real … Continue reading Living two lives.
Last week, I had a great learning session with Jacquie Walbaum over video conference through Zoom. I was a great experience to have some one on one time with someone who knows so much about music and made learning so much more enjoyable. It was more personal and I think it helped out a tonne to … Continue reading Three Little… oh my, that’s rough.
So I did some creeping cybersleuthing tonight, looking for as much information on my classmate and friend Jacquie Walbaum. The first thing I did was go to her blog because I've been there before and knew it existed. I thought it would be a great place to start. On Jacquie's blog I learned that she is … Continue reading Cybersleuthing Jacquie
So, I've been continuing to work away at learning the ukulele. I'm not going to say it's going great, but it's not to bad in reality. I won't be playing at the Grand Ole Opry House any time soon, or for that matter in front of other people at a campfire, but maybe in another … Continue reading A Little More Personal
The first thing that came to my mind when thinking about the new culture of participation was when Alec Couros spoke about MOOC's (Massive Open Online Courses). Alex mentioned how over 12,000 people were in one of his classes in 2013. That's WILD! The idea that so many people from around the world can be in … Continue reading Culture of Participation
My ukulele is now in tune (or at least pretty close to being in tune) and I'm starting to learn a couple simple chords. The first chords that I'm putting together are C, G, A minor, and F. Progressing through chords is tough. Strumming is tough. That's alright though. On YouTube I again tuned into … Continue reading Starting Simple
Sitting down to take a deeper look into available apps and extensions that can help right now as a student, and in the future as a teacher is pretty over whelming. Like everything involving technology, there is just so much to go through. At first, I try to separate what could be helpful and what … Continue reading What’s Appening?