Social media has become a huge part of most people’s lives. Myspace, Facebook, Twitter – all these websites came in and enabled us to share what was happening in our lives at any time, with all our friends at once.
At first, this was fantastic. No longer did we need to write letters, or call our family on the other side of the globe. Everyone that we knew and cared about could keep up to date with us simply by checking out our Facebook.
When you live in a digitally dense location like I do, you often tend to forget that not every family has an iPad of their own. That not even every family has access to the internet. In fact, only 86% of Australian households have access to the internet, with only 62% accessing broadband (Howell, 2012, p. 56), which shocked me when I first read about it. In a world that is becoming increasingly more digital, with employers, teachers and even students expecting technology to be integral to their learning, how are teacher’s supposed to cater to children who do not even have access to their own computer? How are we supposed to bridge this digital divide? Read More
Transmedia storytelling, put simply, is telling a story over many platforms. These can include but are not exclusive to books, games, movies, events and television shows.
Transmedia is becoming more popular as people become more attached to their fantasy worlds, and wish to see them extended beyond their original format – and it is becoming increasingly popular as more platforms are created that can be utilised.
Kahoot! is an online quiz creator that gets the whole class participating on their own devices.
Springbird is a math education app for children on the iPad. Here is the link to it on the itunes store.