Carolin Escobar Blog

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Deconstructing the Image Backstory

Are we born with an instinctive appreciation of beauty? I believe we do, otherwise, art (in all its expressions) wouldn’t have an essential role in our society.  There is plenty of evidence of art...

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My Smartphone: With Me or Against Me?

Before the boom of the internet, in Quito-Ecuador (1991), you could certainly find me at my university’s library! At that time – and still today – Quito wasn’t  known as a city with plenty of...

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The Public Private Lives of Teens

For this week’s readings, I took off the educator hat and put on the mom one! I have two teenage daughters, and, like most moms, I struggle with how to best guide them on...

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Leveraging Your Digital Footprint

If I Google you, what impression would I get from your digital presence? Would it be positive or negative? Do you even have a digital profile that is easily found?  These are relevant questions...

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The Dilemma of Tracking & Privacy Online

The interactive series-documentary Do Not Track opened my eyes. I am leaving digital tracks of my everyday habits without being able to do much about it.  The producers of this documentary used my actual digital footprint...

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Copyright 101

The teacher in first grade was desperate!  She had been trying to reach me since the morning, but I wasn’t available.  She had created a video with photos of her students for a parent...

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Final Project: Argumentative Writing

Uff! That was a tall order for me.  Writing a unit from scratch is something that I haven’t done in a long time. I recently moved to a new country, so I didn’t have access to...

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Fish Does Not Know What Water Is

Two years ago, I had the privilege of meeting, Dr. Bruno della Chiesa, a professor from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, who was visiting Ecuador to promote a program called RSI The Global...