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How to Fix Gender Bias on Flickr: STEM Careers

Gender representation on Flickr has always bothered me. Women, like in many fields are woefully underrepresented and often over sexualized. I am not as worried at the blatant images of sexism I find, such as the one below when I used "hack" as as a search term. The bias is not that overt. It is…
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#QuestionTheWeb: Hacking Credibility to #TeachTheWeb

[caption id="attachment_303" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Remix of CC BY-SA Martin. (2009). bettabid-remix. and BY-NC-SA Ari Moore (2006). Tell Truth. Flickr[/caption] In our first two #QuestiontheWeb make cycles we focused on workflow. We learned how to set up openly networked classrooms using RSS. In the next cycle we all chipped in and created a codebook to use…
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#Walkmyworld Totem

In this walk together we were asked to choose a totem that best represents ourselves. I thought long about this. I am not much of collector and hobbies will hopefully pick up when the diaper pail dries up. So I tried to consider what has been a constant in my life as I have projected…
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#Walkmyworld Learning Event Two:My Virtual High Fives

[caption id="attachment_1372" align="aligncenter" width="640"] CC BY-SA Holtsman, Maria. 36 High Five. Flickr.[/caption] Welcome to learning event two of #walkmyworld. AS we explore identities and how these get shaped by our online spaces. We want you to start and make virtual connections. Personal Learning Network I have an aversion to buzzwords in #edtech (especially when admin…
Amazing New Instrument for Leveling Books 0

Amazing New Instrument for Leveling Books

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="660"] CC 2.0 . US Department of Ed (2013) SAD_Hortons_Kids 104. Flickr[/caption]   I am proud to announce that I have developed the best tool leveling books. The best part, your district already pays for the service. The Leveling Debate A debate rages   around leveling books.  On one side you have…
Response to the @cshirky  ban on screentime 0

Response to the @cshirky ban on screentime

Clay Shirky, a public intellectual we often cite first when discussing new media just published a piece on Medium describing why he has instituted a ban on screen time during his class. Shirky supports a well articulated position by citing much of the research into multi-tasking. I do not challenge this work. I know multitasking…
Why I Teach Literature Classes 2

Why I Teach Literature Classes

Why do stories endure? I begin each section of my Children's Literature and Literacy classes with this question. Yet I never truly knew the answer until now. Literature endures because it heals, it hurts, it happens. This past week my  nephew succumbed to a horrible disease called leukodystrophy. As family and friends gathered the question…
My Summer of Sci-Fi 0

My Summer of Sci-Fi

I continued my tradition of sticking to a genre during the summer between semesters. As I traversed the halls of high school I hung comfortably with historical fiction. Last year I focused on the summer of zombies. This year I broke from the brain hungry to focus more on the brainy. Science Fiction. I never…