On Not Banning Laptops in the Classroom

This post has been percolating for a while as a series of op-ed pieces and studies announcing that handwriting is better for learning or that laptops or other devices are ineffective or that tech shouldn’t be used in the classroom continue to emerge.  I know I’ll get push back about this … Continue reading

A Plethora of Riches

So, let me start by noting that this kind of post is not typical.  People don’t generally write these kind of posts. And, frankly, there are good reasons for that. And yet, here I am writing it.  I’ll explain why shortly. But let’s start with the context.  I’ve been working … Continue reading
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Week 12: Pre-Week Prompt

Personally I have had both good and not so good experiences with online anonymity. Good experiences include things like random “strangers” wishing me luck or giving me advice. Bad experiences include but are not limited to name calling, bullying, harassment, and even threats. everything always turned out fine in the end; however, when it comes […]
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Week 13: Wrap Up

My digital project has changed in format and concept so many times since it first began. I am very excited to see the final product of the website. The website has tons of customized pages, graphics, and more. All of the time and effort that has gone into this project will all pay off when […]
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Week 13: Pre-Week Post

Personally I identify very strongly with fan cultures like Supernatual, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Once Upon A Time. I am active in online communities like most people my age. Facebook is the community that I most frequently interact with. I do have a twitter but I never use it, nor do I use my […]
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Week 10: Pre-Week Post

Can you say creepy? The Black Mirror episode we watched in class depicted the uses of a program that used social networking histories of people who have passed away to give closer to those left behind grieving. This went from online chatting to calls and then to a robot replica. The robot; however, couldn’t connect […]
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Week 10: Wrap up

We found gender was the greatest difference in the results from Googling “Programmer”, as well as there being a racial stereotype that leaned more towards white individuals.  The female programmer showed up at the 6th photo. Alex and Maddie: Table 3 Programmer Race Gender % Gender Race 1 white male 6% Female 83% White 2 […]
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Week 9: Pre-Week Post

If we share something online, whether it be Facebook, twitter or any other site, it is not our property. By sharing something we are saying, “Look at this cool thing I found!” we did not create it. A reasonable expectation for control after we post whatever the content may be, would be for us to […]
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Week 7: Pre-Week Post

I feel as though the way that I portray myself online is very different from the way in which I present myself offline. No matter who it may be that I am speaking to, I have noticed that I am much more reserved in the details I share about my life when I am in […]
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