Change ahead: A Fulbright in Norway!

It’s only fair to share…While we have been taking our Spring Break “breather” in #NetNarr, I have been making plans for a major transition of my own.  I am happy to announce that I have been awarded a Fulbright Foundation grant in Digital Culture for the academic year 2017-2018.  Next year I will be a visiting scholar … [Read more…]

Importance of Imagination, Part 1

It’s only fair to share… On the morning after election day, I tweeted:   Shocked, exhausted, and profoundly heartbroken, I knew to meet the day with the universal mandate for good parenting: to serve as my children’s best example. I took similar steps to support and listen to my students. Soon thereafter, I came to … [Read more…]

Writing for Public Purpose

It’s only fair to share… This current back-to-school season is no doubt marked in tangible ways by a contentious presidential election cycle. I find myself wondering how much this indubitable backdrop will play a role in the learning that actually takes place in many classrooms. How much do the real world concerns of the day … [Read more…]

Virtually Connecting at #2016DML

It’s only fair to share… I am pleased to report that the upcoming Digital Media and Learning Conference (to be held at the University of California, Irvine on Oct. 5-7) is slated as rich ground for Virtually Connecting! Virtually Connecting is a connected learning community that is reshaping the ways we think about professional collegiality. In a traditional model … [Read more…]

Dear Future President

It’s only fair to share… As the candidates and the media concentrate on issues that matter to voters in this election season, how can young people engage and have a voice? Young people should have a say on the issues that matter to them, their communities, and our country. How can we support our youth … [Read more…]