Childhood in the Digital Age (Week 4) #FLdigitalkid15

1) Intro Video Looking into the future, and particularly how technology has/is affected/ing education in the classroom. How do parents support what is going on in the classroom? 2) What could the future look like? The Khan Academy, it's popularity, and the notion of the flipped classroom. Khan sells the notion of the platform as being able to help teach the individual, rather than what the whole class needs to know - it sees where…

Childhood in the Digital Age (Week 1) #FLdigitalkid15

This four-week course from the OU draws upon the expertise of a developmental psychologist, and a researcher in early literacy - both different aspects from mine, which comes from that of a social media/communications specialist looking at what children/those shaping their environment need to understand in order to 'enjoy the best and avoid the worst' online. Intro Video How is digital technology changing childhood - and how can adults keep up? Touch-screen = accessible, but…

WTC Theology: Week 10: The Finale (@WTCTheology)

Session 10.1: Salvation is at the Heart of the Christian Faith Overview of what we’ve looked at, and that God has a special place for the poor and the margianalised. Those who have should give others. Those with power should not oppress others. We need to be observant about what’s going on around us, and stand up for those who are unable to do so. The importance of salvation. To save us from sin that…

WTC Theology: Week 9: The Marketplace (@WTCTheology)

Session 9.1: Does our Daily Work matter to God? (Chris Gillies – a business man interested in Christian living/daily work) Think back to Week 1 (God is at work with us) How did God create us to work, and how did the Fall interrupt that pattern? How can an integrated worldview change our view of work? How change our workplaces today? Genesis 2:1-2 (7th day rested from work). The word used is ‘malacca’[?!] meaning work/employment,…

WTC Theology: Week 8: A Broken World (@WTCTheology)

Thoughts from the videos from Week 8: Session 8.1: Introduction to Social Justice (Bob Ekblad) What is the Biblical basis for social justice and advocacy, and what does that look like in contemporary life? Child soldiers, slaves, prostitutes, trafficking, etc. are huge issues. Death penalty in US, homeless, prisoners, asylum seekers etc. need advocacy Biblical Basis? Gen 1:27-28 (in God’s image) Gen 1/Ps 8 (All creation EXCEPT HUMANS under human dominion) Gen 1:1-2 (God present…