Information that is conveyed or displayed in a digital format is known as Digital Information. Technology allows information to be spontaneous, quick and effective means of communication. In the digitally enhanced world as we know it today, we are able to access a variety of information like images, forums, audio and video streaming (Howell, 2012).
As a future teacher, my understanding that social media networks are a small part of a bigger technology enhanced world. This topic enlightened me to a site called Pinterest. Similar to a pin board, related articles, pictures or website information can be collated to form an overall perspective on a topic. Initially sceptical by its layout, a new appreciation was formed in that my ideas to a topic could be shared and comments from other ‘pinners’ may be added.
Being a regular user of digital gadgets, I utilise various means of accessing information. As an example, I check the weather forecast for the day and keep informed with latest news updates on my iPhone. Even shopping around for specific electronic items, website reviews assist me in making an informed decision. Come to think of it, I don’t remember the last time I picked up a newspaper!
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Howell, J. (2012). Teaching with ICT. South Melbourne, VIC: Oxford University Press
iphone image. (2014). [image] Retrieved from http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20120610/education/Ever-growing-demand-for-information-professionals.423568
Pinterest Picture. (2013). [image] Retrieved from http://www.edudemic.com/guides/the-teachers-guide-to-pinterest/
The link below is an illustration board created with ‘pinterest’ that incorporates various ways digital information is accessed, shared and utilised in everyday life.