Independent School magazine has published an article I recently wrote based on Dr. danah boyd's book, It's Complicated. It's an important read for parents, educators, and others who care about kids. "While much of the rhetoric around teens’ use of social media is cloaked in language of fear, boyd argues that fearmongering is unnecessary and, … Continue reading The Kids Are All Right
I used Screencast-O-Matic to create a video autobiography of my digital writing life for the NWP Summer Institute. A few quick reflections after creating the video 2008 was a really productive/fruitful time for me when it came to digital writing. I think some of that came as a result of feeling somewhat isolated in a … Continue reading Connected! My Digital Writing Life
Tonight Bud Hunt is moderating an on and offline version of #engchat from ISTE 2011. It'll focus on thoughtful pauses in our and our students' reading and writing lives. You can read his post about the chat and contribute to the Google Doc. I used to automatically assume that when kids stopped writing during free … Continue reading Paused or Stuck
This weekend, I'm facilitating a conversation at EduCon, with Karen Blumberg, about Crafting Character. We're hoping to have some discussion around how educators can reinforce students' appropriate use of technology outside the classroom. Here's the thing- I think educators can reinforce appropriate use, but the kids aren't always going to listen. Kids mess up. (Adults mess … Continue reading Is Clean Up As Important As Crafting?