Thursday, September 25, 2014

The article for this week was the Digital native, Digital immigrants. What I got out of this reading was how much things have changed with technology. People that are digital immigrants are not that aware of how much a person could do with technology. On the other you have a youth that are digital natives and see how much they could do with the technology.   According to  Prensky , “They have spent their entire lives surrounded by and using computers, videogames, digital music players, video cams, cell phones, and all the other toys and tools of the digital age.” I could relate to this ever since I could remember I have surrounded myself some type of digital item. I believe in a way its good and another it’s bad.

 Students now are involve with technology that as a youth worker I could bring the things I know to the table.  I will be at their same level because we will all be digital natives. I believe everywhere a person goes they will see something digital. For example, most of the things in our school and even at home we would have to use something digital or there is something digital.

 I believe that living in the digital era is both positive and negative. One of the negative things I found in the reading which was “Still, we often hear from teachers about increasing problems their students have with reading and thinking. What about this? Has anything been lost in the Digital Natives’ “reprogramming” process?”  I think that something’s will get lost like socialization, the reason for that is that youth become dependent in digital resources that they forget what is around them that there is so much more out there other than technology. One thing positive thing is that it’s easy to use. There is so much you could do with technology.  

Youth in Action

The article is about an organization named Youth in Action that provides youths with a voice to take charge and make changes for what they believe in. I think this a great organization because the youth are the ones in charge of every move of the organization.  I found this reading to be interesting. I believe that the main point of this reading was to give youth their own space to think, so youth has a voice.


I connected with this reading because I grew up in Providence and like Adeola oredola when she walked to into college she felt “underserved by my education before getting to college.” I felt the same exact way when I first got to college, I felt that I was not prepare. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to get where you need to be. I remember I had to push myself more than the other students because I didn’t know the material necessary to be a successful college student. I think that’s why I decided to work with youth because I want to help students to be prepared when they get to college or anything they decide to do.


I believe that Youth in Action is doing a good job helping the youth have a voice. I believe it’s important to have a voice especially when you feel that you’re being cheated on from your education. I wish when I was younger I would of heard of Youth in Action because I could of worked on my self-esteem because I could of done more.


Overall I think that Youth in action is a great place where the youth could project their voices and fight for what they believe in.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Hi everyone! I am Hecmy, I am a senior at Rhode Island College. My goal is to work with children, I would like to be a remodel for children. I would like to be that person they look and say because of Hecmy I did not give up. When I was in school I never had a teacher or person within the school that pushed me. When I look back the only motivation and support team I really had was my family.