"I asked: 'How do you know if this is true or not?' 'It looks like most everything on the Web,' my daughter replied. 'Look for an author,' I prompted." (Rheingold, Howard; Net Smart: How to Thrive Online, 2012) After reading the quote above, I remembered one of many situations I've had directly related to the concept… Continue reading SOURCES, SOURCES, SOURCES!

Media Use Log

"Some worry that people who live tech-saturated lives (especially the young) have come to expect and even to require instant stimulation, fun, entertainment, and/or digital connection at all times—that they expect never to be bored." (Chayko, Mary; Superconnected, 2017) The chapter in which this quote is grabbed from immediately reminded me of a mini project I had… Continue reading Media Use Log

Learning From Role-Play

"Role play, in particular, should be seen as a fundamental skill used across multiple academic domains. So far, we have suggested its relevance to history, language arts, and cultural geography. Yet, this only scratches the surface." (Jenkins, H. 2006. Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century. The MacArthur Foundation.) Photo featuring cosplayers… Continue reading Learning From Role-Play