Ap Reflection

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I actually had an epiphany while reading and processing the required readings these past weeks. In analyzing and interpreting the consciousness of members of the APP Generation, I have discovered a deeper understanding of my own consciousness towards APPs, and how it might affect my work with pre-service teachers. Gardner & Davis, 2013 have presented in early chapters a strong connection between the younger generations online and offline selves. Defined more appropriately as APP users who want to cultivate an identity which connects to an online community, and in essence an offline community since the two are connected. In contrast, I have failed to embrace the idea of celebrating my life or what I eat by posting for everyone to see. It seems…show more content…
Of course, this was also said about the T.V. It did not replace teachers, but there might be an argument about it replacing a parent, but that is another topic. Actually, I see technology changing how and what we need to teach. Maybe the teacher of today can provide students a way to use technology, not just as transactional, but to transform their identity into a world diverse with potential intimate relationships. We need to teach our youth how to embrace APPs as a catalyst to communication and not just as a buffer. We have seen over the past years, generations lose focus on experiencing diversity, so let us show teachers how to integrate technology as a way of representing student identities, and cultures, and how to develop relationships with those we disagree with. If left alone, young students will continually use APPs as a discriminatory act (i.e cliques) to weed out those who do not measure up. Let us inspire older generations to re-define how we see technology and empower the younger teachers to integrate APPs as a way to develop relationships based on respect, instead of “likes”, “snaps”, or 140 character tweets. Collectively, all generations will need to step back and evaluate the opportunity and responsibility we have for the use of technological aspects of teaching and
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