Attending to Attention

Rheingold's chapter on attention in Net Smart: How to Thrive Online was fascinating to read, mainly because I was acutely aware of my own attention the entire time. Most of the time that I read from a text, I take notes on key points and definitions, while noting page numbers I want to remember. This chapter … Continue reading Attending to Attention


Officially Exploring Twitter

This week I made a big step using Twitter as an educator. I reached out to my district for guidance and support. As many of you know, my students and I have been using Twitter to keep up with news around the world, interact with other classrooms, and ask/answer questions about our learning. The students … Continue reading Officially Exploring Twitter

Participatory Culture

This week I've been thinking a lot about participatory culture surrounding digital literacies. The article "Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century" defines participatory culture as "a culture with relatively low barriers to artistic expression and civic engagement, strong support for creating and sharing one’s creations, and some type of … Continue reading Participatory Culture