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Thing 9 – Google Hangouts

I’ve not used Hangouts before but it’s very similar to WhatsApp, which I use regularly to talk to overseas family. What a fun app. I love the cute little ponies and the shy dinosaur – just wish I could send them in a message! My daughter and I had fun chatting between two rooms in …

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Thing 8 – Facebook

It’s been a while since my last post. I’m ashamed. Hopefully I’ll be able to stay on track and finish off my 23 Things! I’ve been using Facebook on-and-off-again for a long time and have joined formal FB groups, such as our local ‘Buy, Swap and Sell’ and ‘Dog Walkers’ groups. I never considered using …

Thing 6 – Accessibility

Years ago my husband and I started a little import business and built our website from scratch. We spent hours planning the content and working on our site.  The topic of accessibility was an eye opener for me.  I learned many things but mainly I learned how uninformed and ignorant I was about the range …

Thing 5 – Diversity

I have enjoyed using emoji’s since they were introduced and had no idea of the hidden meaning behind some of them.  To me a peach is a peach! The use of emoji’s make messages more personal and I think everyone should be able to choose emoji’s which are representative of their person, culture and beliefs.  …

Thing 4 – Digital Security

This was a worthwhile and long overdue exercise. I was quite pleased with my permissions settings on my device – only one app had been given unneccessary permissions.  This was a game my son had installed. I downloaded the My Permissions app through the Apple Store and was surprised to find that three apps had …

Thing 3 – Digital Footprint

I didn’t find much about myself on Google and DuckDuckGo, but what I did find was terribly out of date. My LinkedIn profile picture was an inappropriate professional choice and the information old and not a reflection of my current professional role. I’ve reviewed my platform privacy settings as a result of this module, and …

Thing 2 – Create a Blog

I set out to complete this programme towards my continuing professional development and I will definitely tick that box, but since starting the programme and building this blog I have become excited about the opportunity to become much more familiar with the social media platforms my children use so that I can have some fun …

Introduction

I’ve always thought of myself as tech-savvy, but recently I realised that I have become that person who calls on her 7-or-15 year olds to connect Netflix to chromecast! They are both using words and apps I don’t understand. I’m become out of touch. So, thank you University of Edinburgh for this opportunity to upskill …