So as cool as I am, and as much as I am on social media, I don’t want to hotbox with my students in their social media spaces.
Social LEADia: Moving Students from Digital Citizenship to Digital Leadership by Jennifer Casa-Todd My rating: 4 of 5 stars Jennifer Casa-Todd has set a high bar for herself in tackling this multi-faceted concept of leveraging social media to engage students in digital leadership. Her book is densely-packed with examples of how teachers and students negotiate […]
Today at 5:00 pm ET Clive Veroni joins me to discuss his book Spin Veroni’s book Spin revolves around the idea that modern media marketing has completely changed politics and business practices from autocratic to democratic….much the same way that education is moving. There are so many things that Clive said that both reaffirm and […]
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 […]
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 […]
[View the story “Crowd sourcing Psycho using #maODSS” on Storify] Trying to teach about Hitchcock’s Psycho, how Twitter can be used for learning and improving the self-directedness of learning all at once in media arts using the Twitter hashtag #maODSS Storified by Alanna King· Wed, Mar 06 2013 17:22:17
In case I haven’t said it enough, my interaction with Twitter over the past two years, has been life-altering in terms of how I have come to rely on my online professional learning network for support in my development as an educator. I have been wishing to bring that same understanding to students, and I […]