In White's Youtube video "Visitors and Residents", he describes visitors to the Web as people who use it to carry out the function they need without leaving social traces of themselves. Residents have a "form of their identity" that they assume when they are online - even if they only take on that persona for a short time or have long periods of inactivity. I definitely fall toward the middle of this continuum. I go online and interact socially on the Web BUT I often spend days between logins into each of my social media accounts. I do not feel that my identity is tied to keeping my "visibility high" but I do enjoy online interactions. However, I prefer face-to-face interactions over having high visibility. However, I do not feel a strong need for online privacy. I do think White's idea of context changing your place on the spectrum is highly accurate for myself.
From Knowledgeable to Knowledge-able
Media is a global conversation for global social movements. How can you incorporate this into your classroom? I could see using media to connect my classroom with a classroom in another city, state, or country. Another use I can see for media is in getting students involved in the global conservation movement. I'm not sure how this would look exactly but I love the idea of getting them involved in real projects that are actually going on during the year. I also like the idea of how he suggests getting students to solve real-world problems that we don't already know the answers to. I want my students to regularly ask questions about how will what they learn impact the rest of their lives, not just what do they know for the test.