Dear Teachers, When I'm not delivering professional development or talking/thinking/dreaming about digital citizenship, I'm either reading, walking my dog, or doing yoga. Yesterday at yoga, I got an inspiration for this blog post: let's make social media more like yoga! If you're scratching your head a bit at that thought, allow me to explain. My … Continue reading Why Social Media Should Be More Like Yoga
Dear Teachers, For years now, I have wanted to build an app for Digital Citizenship, one that would give teachers a variety of simple activities and talking points for doing that "seamless integration into what you're doing anyway" that we in the #DigCit world always talk about. I was thinking that I would develop it … Continue reading Wanna Help Me Build Something Cool?
Dear Teachers, One of my favorite yoga teachers has a gift for words and language, and as a CWN (Certified Word Nerd), I love what she has to say and how she says it. One of her oft-said phrases is "Reach for nothing; push nothing away." She says this while we are bent into some … Continue reading Push Nothing Away
Dear Teachers, Every week I look forward to my favorite 75-minute Deep Stretch yoga class. It's a delicious and therefore very popular class, so I always try to arrive early so I can find a spot and get settled in. Today the spot I selected was about a mat's length away from the front corner … Continue reading Lessons from the Yoga Mat
Dear Teachers, I gotta admit that sometimes I feel like a lone voice shouting into the void with this digital citizenship thing I always go on about. I feel like I've been that little whack-a-mole person popping up annoyingly to say, "Yoo-hoo, over here - digital citizenship is important, remember? Don't forget to talk to … Continue reading A #DigCit Groundswell… I Hope!
Dear Teachers, Do you remember being asked, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Although I vaguely remember that question when I was a kid, I'm honestly not sure whether people in my family ever asked me that. It was a given that I would go to college; that was What We … Continue reading What Do You Want to Be?
Dear Teachers, It's back to school time, and I was THRILLED to have an opportunity this past Monday to address our secondary teachers on my favorite topic. Back in December, I had been asked to put the event on my calendar, and I had assumed it would be the usual "three rotations, expect 25ish people … Continue reading On Digital Citizenship and Free Speech