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Discussion on digital media tools in learning

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In my podcast, I explore Google classroom as a digital media learning tool and what pros and cons come with using the tool. We also touch upon the various features of Google classroom.

When I was assigned the task to explore one of the four topics provided, I embarked on my journey by diving into the class readings. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any valuable information related to the chosen subject. Feeling a bit lost, I decided to seek guidance from my tutor, who had always been a reliable source of advice.

After discussing my predicament with my tutor, she suggested that I narrow down the topic to one or two specific examples. Taking her advice to heart, I carefully considered my options and ultimately decided to delve into the pros and cons of Google Classroom as a digital media learning tool for students. This topic intrigued me, as I recognized the growing prominence of technology in education and wanted to explore its impact further.

With my new focus in mind, I set out to gather relevant information. My first step was to search for academic papers that addressed the topic at hand. After diligent research, I managed to find two papers that appeared to be promising sources. I dedicated ample time to reading and analyzing these papers, meticulously highlighting and noting down the key points that resonated with me.

As I progressed through my research, I began to compile an outline that would serve as the backbone of my exploration. I carefully incorporated the findings and insights from the academic papers I had studied, ensuring that I maintained a coherent and logical flow. This outline not only helped me organize my thoughts but also allowed me to identify any gaps that needed to be addressed or further researched.

Armed with my well-crafted outline, I realized that I wanted to present my findings in an engaging and accessible format. Inspired by the popularity of podcasts, I decided to create a transcript that would effectively convey my ideas to the audience. Carefully crafting the script, I aimed to strike a balance between informative content and an engaging delivery style, ensuring that the listeners would find the discussion both educational and enjoyable.

The process of delving into the pros and cons of Google Classroom as a digital media learning tool for students has been enlightening. Through thorough research and careful consideration, I have gained valuable insights into the benefits and limitations of this technology. I believe that exploring this topic in-depth will not only enhance my understanding but also contribute to the wider discourse surrounding the integration of digital media in education.

For my intro music for the podcast, I stuck to a simple tune which fades in and out, both at the beginning of the podcast, as well as the end. It builds up a slight sense of excitement and cheerfulness.

In conclusion, my exploration of Google Classroom as a digital media learning tool has been both enlightening and rewarding. Through diligent research, careful consideration, and the creation of a well-crafted podcast transcript, I have gained valuable insights into the pros and cons of this technology for students.


Reference List

Fitriningtiyas’ ​​D A  et al (2019) ‘Google classroom: as a media of learning history’ IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science 243 012156, DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/243/1/012156

Ramadhani, R., Umam, R., Abdurrahman, A., & Syazali. M. (2019) ‘The effect of flipped-problem based learning model integrated with lms-google classroom for senior high school students’ Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists, 7(2):137-158, DOI:

Wikipedia (3 March 2023) Google classroom, Wikipedia, accessed 15 May 2023

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Kindness In An Infinite Universe

Kindness In An Infinite Universe

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Have you ever had one of those moments where you just stop and think about the world and your place in it? You look up at the night sky and realize just how vast and infinite it all is, and suddenly your problems and struggles seem so small and insignificant.

It can be a humbling, even overwhelming, experience. But what if, instead of feeling overwhelmed and insignificant, we used that realization to inspire us to be kinder and more loving towards one another?

Everything Everywhere All At Once makes you realise exactly that. EEAAO is a masterpiece that brings human connection into sci-fi. Heck, even rocks in this movie can make you sob. Here are my favorite bits of the movie.

You know, it’s easy to get caught up in our own little worlds and think that we have everything figured out. But the truth is, no one really knows what’s going on. I mean, sure, we have experts and scientists that can explain certain things, but when it comes down to it, the universe is vast and complex, and there’s still so much we don’t know. Every new discovery is a reminder that we are small and that we’re stupid.

And that can be a daunting realization, right? But instead of feeling overwhelmed by the unknown, let’s use that realization to inspire us to be kinder towards one another. We may not have all the answers, but we can still make a positive impact on the lives of those around us through kindness and understanding.

Think about it, we’re all just trying to navigate this thing called life, and we’re all just doing the best we can. So, when we see someone struggling, instead of passing judgement, let’s offer a helping hand. When we see someone who’s different from us, instead of being fearful, let’s try to understand. And when we see someone who’s hurting, instead of turning a blind eye, let’s offer a listening ear.

And gathering wisdom from the sweetheart that Waymond Wang is, I present to you, “When I choose to see the good side of things, I’m not being naive. It is strategic and necessary. It’s how I’ve learned to survive through everything.”

Let me explain, when we focus on the negative, we start to see everything through a negative lens and it can be hard to appreciate the simple things in life. But when we choose to see the good side of things, we’re able to find the silver lining in even the toughest of situations. And that’s important, because life can be tough, and if we don’t have a positive outlook, it can be easy to get bogged down by the challenges.

And it’s not just about being happy-go-lucky all the time, it’s about being strategic and looking for the positive aspects of a situation. When we do that, we’re able to find meaning and purpose in our struggles, and that’s what truly matters in the end. It’s how we survive through everything.

It’s easy to get caught up in regrets, what-ifs, and missed opportunities. We often spend a lot of time dwelling on the past and what could have been. But the truth is, what could have been literally doesn’t matter. All that matters is what you have right now, and what you make of it.

It’s important to remember that the past is gone, and there’s nothing we can do to change it. But what we can do is focus on the present and make the most of what we have. We can use our experiences, learn from our mistakes, and make the present and future better.

With that, I wrap up my rambling of why I loved this movie and why you should watch it too.

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Starting the New Year Late

Starting the New Year Late

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“New Year, New Me” is a phrase that we often hear around the beginning of the year as people reflect on the past and make resolutions for self-improvement. But what if life gets in the way and you’re unable to start your new year on January 1st? Does that mean you have to wait until next year to work on your goals?

The answer is no. The beauty of setting resolutions or goals is that you can do it at any time. It’s not necessary to tie it to a specific date on the calendar. In fact, starting your new year at a different time can be a great opportunity to reset and refocus.

Maybe you fell ill like the person who requested this content, or perhaps something else happened that prevented you from starting your new year as planned. Whatever the case may be, it’s important to remember that you are in control of your own journey. The start of a new year can be a great time to set goals and make positive changes, but it’s not the only time. You have the power to start fresh and work towards your goals at any time, so don’t let a missed opportunity hold you back.

It’s also important to keep in mind that progress and success are not always linear. There will be ups and downs along the way. The key is to keep moving forward, no matter when you start. So, if you didn’t get off to the best start this year, don’t worry. You can still make the most of the remaining months and accomplish great things.

To sum it up, don’t wait for the start of a new year to make a change. Start your new year anytime you feel ready and don’t let setbacks hold you back. You have the power to make positive changes in your life, no matter what time of year it is.

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year guys!

So glad you’re here reading me ramble about something every week.

Last year has been… interesting and a ride, to say the least.

So instead of one thing that I elaborate on, I want to share a few little lessons instead.

  1. The way you treat yourself shows people how to treat you
  2. Stop shrinking yourself
  3. Document/record/capture your life as much as you can, you won’t regret it
  4. If it makes you happy, it’s important
  5. Happiness and satisfaction do not lie outside you
  6. It’s better to say something that you think can mess up things than to let it mess you up
  7. Self-care is not pampering and baby-ing yourself, it’s parenting yourself
  8. Get some sunlight
  9. Say yes more
  10. Do more things that scare you
  11. You should carry notes of almost all denominations with you
  12. Talk to yourself like you’d talk to your loved ones
  13. There are different seasons of life for different things
  14. Not every friendship is supposed to stay forever and that’s okay
  15. Make time for your loved ones
  16. Schedule joy in your life
  17. Stretch
  18. Get comfortable being alone
  19. Value what you have while you have it
  20. Complete tasks the moment they come to you
  21. Feeling things deeply is your strength
  22. Where there’s a low, a high is inevitable
  23. If it costs you your peace, it’s not worth it

And with that, the 2022 season comes to an end. Goodnight ✨✨

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How Revisiting Ideas Leads to Insights

How Revisiting Ideas Leads to Insights

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We are all familiar with the phrase, “lightbulb moment.” This commonly used saying is often associated with having a sudden and brilliant idea. But in reality, it is nearly impossible to have your best idea the first time you think about something. The most likely way to uncover important insights is to frequently revisit a problem. The longer you’re in the game, the more ideas bubble up to the surface. Time unlocks insights.

When looking for a solution or trying to come up with an idea, it’s easy to become fixated on getting that lightbulb moment as soon as possible. However, this often leads to tunnel vision and prevents us from seeing other possibilities and solutions that could be better than our initial thought. When we revisit an idea or problem, we are able to look at it from different angles and view it from multiple perspectives. This allows for new ideas and solutions that can be more creative and interesting than those thought of initially. 

It also helps us realize how much we have grown in our knowledge and understanding since first starting on our project or journey towards finding a solution – because time has passed! So while revisiting may seem like a waste of time at first glance, it can actually help us make better decisions by providing clarity and direction on where we should focus our energy when pursuing our goals. 

It’s important to remember that taking your time does not necessarily mean taking forever! It simply means allowing yourself enough space and time for your ideas to develop so you can reach your fullest potential as an innovator or creator. Taking your time also allows for experimentation with different approaches and techniques which can help you discover even more options than originally imagined. Additionally, taking your time lets you take breaks when needed which will help clear your headspace so you can come back with fresh eyes and renewed energy towards completing the task at hand -without sacrificing quality!  

Allowing yourself extra time for revisiting ideas is not only beneficial but necessary in order for true creativity and innovation to occur! By taking breaks when needed, experimenting with different approaches, and viewing things from various perspectives, you will be able unlock powerful insights that will push both yourself as well as projects forward in amazing ways! So whenever possible don’t rush through tasks but take the necessary amount of time needed; this will ultimately result in higher quality work (and happier clients) all around!


P. S. Merry Christmas!

You’re Not Getting Worse, You’re Getting Better

You’re Not Getting Worse, You’re Getting Better

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I’m an adult now, which means it’s now (and every season of my life from this point onwards) adulting season *jazz hands*

And my first order of business for that is (obviously) learning how to drive.

So when the first day I started driving, I thought, ‘Okay, maybe I’m not that bad?’

But the second day, huh, I knew the reality. I was no F1 racer.

But the truth is I got no worse the second day than the first.

It’s that I had progressed through the first stage of incompetence to the second. 

What are the stages of incompetence you’d ask? Well, that’s exactly what I’m here for.

They’re a useful way of looking at your skills on a spectrum.

As per Google, “In psychology, the four stages of competence, or the “conscious competence” learning model, relates to the psychological states involved in the process of progressing from incompetence to competence in a skill.”

  1. Unconscious incompetence – At this stage, you do not realise what skill you’re missing. You’re neither aware of the skill’s usefulness, nor your incompetency at it. You don’t know what you don’t know. Ignorance is bliss.
  2. Conscious incompetence – This is the stage where you actually realise, damn I’m missing something. You don’t have the skills yet, yet you realise what you need to get there. You can see all of the places where you need to work and improve. Knowledge is pain.
  3. Conscious competence – You know, but you need to think. You have the skill now, but you still need to think about it in order to do it well. You’ve improved to the point where all of the pieces work well together, but you still need to concentrate to make it all smooth. Mindfulness is key.
  4. Unconscious competence – You forget how much you know. The skill is so solid and practiced that it feels natural to you now.  You don’t even notice anymore all of the different pieces that make up the skill because they all work together so well that it feels like one action. There is no thought, only do. It’s the stage our teachers and experts are in. They start to think this is just common knowledge.

So the next time you’re trying to learn a skill and you feel like you’re getting worse at it, realise that you’re actually getting better at it. That you’re making your way through the different stages of competence.

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