This is one of my last blog posts and quite frankly this is a good question that I wish we had talked about during class. We have all done it, we’ve all been the victim of an unsent email, crashed computer, pure confusion on how to use specific platforms. From montgomeryschools.org they define media literacy as follows; “Technology literacy is the ability of an individual, working independently and with others, to responsibly, appropriately and effectively use technology tools to access, manage, integrate, evaluate, create and communicate information.”
As literate as millennials are, technology is always changing and we are always expanding. There are so many platforms that the school systems use that it is easy to confuse what you are suppose to be doing. Though, my question is this: should a students grade be effected by an accidental mishap through technology even if they have done the assignment, came to class prepared and ready to be active and involved during the assignment discussion? Especially if they are able to upload the assignment, just to the wrong platform. This shows that they took the time and did the work. I understand if the student didn’t follow the directions, punishment for that is a different story.
If you put it into perspective; 20 years ago we wouldn’t even had this problem! You would either turn your homework in on time, in class, or it was late. Our society is still adjusting to technology and transferring the way we share our documents with each other. What are your thoughts? What do you think is fair?