This week I’ve been attending the Connect conference in Niagara Falls for the first time and as a representative of the Ontario School Library Association Council. It also gives me a chance to speak about my M.Ed. capping paper on how teacher-librarians are in the ideal position to facilitate transliteracy. I mean, we really do […]
I need to start off this blog post by once again speaking to the imbalance I experience in blogging itself. Try as I might, I sometimes take years to process an experience or a reading and I find it really challenging to write regularly. Today is no exception and I’d like to revisit an experience […]
Jenkins and Kelley offer an optimistic alternative to Carr’s The Shallows: What the Internet is doing to our Brains which is filled, as Jenkins claims, with “contemporary anxieties” (p. 10). The book offers instead this explanation: “As a society, we are still sorting through the long-term implications of these [media] changes. But one thing is […]
Is it possible to be proactive when technology and the use of social media sites changes so quickly?
A colleague of mine asked me this question today. Here’s my reply: I think it is possible to be proactive with technology and social media, because I think the growth of social networking is plateauing. In preparation for our group assignment on games, I have come across this business researcher, Seth Priebatsch, who says: For those of […]
It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens by Danah Boyd My rating: 4 of 5 stars Throughout danah boyd’s “It’s Complicated: the social lives of networked teens”, I’m very satisfied with the level of sophistication of boyd’s research and unbiased point of view in her writing. Her tone is academic, professional and at the […]
I don’t think of myself as a gamer. I have been known to play lots of those Flash-based Facebook games with my Candy Crush Saga friends, and occasionally a great puzzle-based novella will come along like Gabriel Knight 2, Syberia or Ripper that I devour, but generally I didn’t think they were a big part […]
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