Students were empowered to use technology for their learning as they were ready, and it was the librarian’s job to be responsive to this need.
I’ve been watching this group Canada Learning Code for awhile and trying to summon the nerve to go to one of their workshops. I worried that I would be completely out of my element and that I’d feel really awkward in a group of people more advanced than I was in the content. I first […]
“Our approach to freedom need not be identical, but it must be intersectional and inclusive.” – Janet Mock, writer, TV host, transgender rights activist Today I feel compelled to put into words my choice to broadcast the inauguration of the 45th U.S. President in my school library yesterday. Living on the other side of the U.S. […]
In reading Participatory Culture in a Networked Era, I’m reflecting on how not much has really changed since the invention of forums in the 70s … not that I was lurking there, but really it goes like this: post discussion thread, reply to discussion thread, repeat. …Right? Henry Jenkins says:”… It is abundantly clear that […]
I attended TEDxKitchener last weekend and the first speaker of the day, Dina Pestonji, reminded me that learning has multiple entry points. Likewise, our online book club #BIT16Reads has multiple entry points. Here are some of the planned places where you can jump in: June 1, 2016: Begin discussing Participatory Culture in a Networked Era […]
This week I’m presenting on this topic at the Ontario Library Association’s Superconference 2016 #OLASC16. Here is a link to my presentation: http://prezi.com/ossxf_ab8lxv/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share During the presentation I’ll be asking participants to participate! (surprise surprise) One of those ways is using crowdsourcing. I’m asking you to contribute your own ideas for cultivating a participatory culture using this […]
Welcome to all new members of #BIT15Reads! Hello to all of you who’ve been with us since the beginning. We gained almost 30 new members since November 4th bringing our total membership to 92 members. Fantastic. I’d like to propose a few ideas for moving forward: a) we keep the name #BIT15Reads until Dec. 31, […]
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 […]