The Kids Are All Right

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

Connected! My Digital Writing Life

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

Is Clean Up As Important As Crafting?

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?