Reflection 7 – Response to peer feedback

I received two peer feedbacks that were quite different.

Feedback one was very positive and general. The comments highlighted the good aspects of my blog only. The feedback was not a critical evaluation. I had nothing to consider as no suggestions for improvement were offered. As a student I enjoyed the positive feedback but was frustrated at the lack of other input.

Feedback two was positive and offered suggestions. The question was raised as to the use of  hyperlinks in my blog. On reflection I considered the use of hyperlinks was most appropriate. Howell states “a typical blog combines text, images and links to other blogs, webpages and other media related to its topic” (Howell, 2012,  p. 156). The links create interaction with images, videos and webpages that specifically supported points in my reflections. Also, the links will take the reader to the work I was required to post from the learning activities completed throughout the semester. I did take into account and act on the suggestion to make the blogs appearance more creative and improve my use of widgets.

Providing feedback to other students was a useful exercise. My feedback to others made me evaluate my blog more critically.

Howell, J. (2012). Teaching with ICT. Digital Pedagogies for Collaboration and
Creativity. Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.










Reflection 6 – What does it mean to be a global citizen?

Diverse hands with globeAll citizens of the world are not global citizens. Global citizens are individuals who want to make a difference addressing inequities and injustices in the world and understand they can by their actions (Global Citizen, 2014). Global citizens are creating global movements for change and the digital world is contributing to enabling this.

hungry childrenToday the world faces critical global issues such as lack of water, famine and poverty. People across nations are needed with highly developed creative skills to help develop creative solutions. My Prezi is on The Global Poverty Project whose mission is “growing the number and effectiveness of global citizens to achieve the public, business and political commitment and action to end extreme poverty” (Global Poverty Project, 2014).

My Prezi on the educator Kiran Sethi highlights her philosophy that learning should be embedded in a child’s real world context. The Riverside School Sethi foundered fosters students to become global citizens by giving them real life experiences (Riverside, 2014).

globe How do educators foster in children an awareness about world issues and develop the skills, knowledge, sensitivity and empathy needed? Oxfam states “education for global citizenship is a methodology to help young people to develop as active global citizens” ( As a future teacher I support Oxfam’s “Learn-Think-Act approach”. I would encourage children from an early age to explore movements such as the Global Poverty Project, the Thankyou Movement and Earth Hour.


Daily Mail UK (2012, September 15). It’s an obscene political stunt for Save
the Children to equate British families
with the starving poor of Africa (image). Retrieved from
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Prince George’s County Public School (2013). Hands holding globe (image).
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The Corpfa. (2013, Jan 24). Video that will change your life . I have no words
left. Retrieved from
The Riverside School, Gujarat, India (2014). Retrieved from


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What is a Global Citizen?