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Boomers & Doomers

🔥 Hot off the press! 🔥 Issue #390 of Digitally Literate is here! Dive into the latest insights on education, technology, and the digital landscape. 🌟 After a rejuvenating break, I’m back with fresh perspectives from my travels and family time. Prioritizing mental health and connections is key. ⚖️ Stay ahead of the curve with…

Before Rational Thinking Occurs

Welcome to Digitally Literate, issue #377. I worked on the following this week: The Complex Role of Social Media in Protest Movements – A Review of Twitter and Tear Gas -Sociologist Zeynep Tufekci examines the intricate relationship between social media and social movements. This timely book provides important insights into how modern protest unfolds with…

A Soft Apocalypse of Truth

Welcome to Digitally Literate, issue #371. Hey all, it’s good to be back. I’ve had a busy summer, and there are a bunch of things happening, so let’s get into it. Generative AI Hackathons I was involved in two different generative AI hackathons. The first of which focused on Education and the Future of Work.…

Compounding Optimism

Welcome to Digitally Literate, issue #370. This summer has been busy as I’ve been coaching my son’s volleyball team, heading away for work, and renovating our garage. As a result, issues of DL have been spotty over the last month. I’m going to step away from the newsletter and disconnect for the remainder of the…

Things Fall Apart

Hey all. Here’s Digitally Literate, issue #354. Welcome to 2023! I took some time away for the holiday season and I’m excited to get started on some new initiatives. I posted the following since we last saw each other: Wicked Problems – Many important societal problems are neither simple nor easily solved; they are wicked…

Culture Jamming

Hey all. Here’s Digitally Literate, issue #352. Last week I attended the LRA 2022 Conference in Tempe, Arizona. As part of this, I presented in multiple sessions. I included some of materials for these below. I also serve as one of the e-editors for the organization’s website. Our first story (publication or blog post) went…

Taking Shortcuts

Hey all. Here’s Digitally Literate, issue #351. Last week I worked on the following: Taming the Digital Dragon – Last week I presented at the 2022 Annual Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). In this session, I discuss the challenges I have with using the terms addiction and detox to describe…

Understanding and Overcoming

Hello all. Here’s Digitally Literate, issue #347. I helped post the following this week: Co-constructing meaning: Parents and children navigating digital literacies together – Together with Kristen Turner, Elizabeth Stevens, and Katie Paciga, we published this research in the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (JAAL). The article documents a collaborative inquiry we conducted with…

Sunset of the Social Network

Welcome back! Here’s Digitally Literate, issue #341. I’m stepping away from this newsletter and social media for the month of August. As the summer wraps up, and I prepare for the new academic year, I find it helpful to take a digital detox of sorts. I started this process several years ago when I watched…

Vibe Check

Happy weekend all. Here’s Digitally Literate, issue #340. I’ve been working on some things in the lab. More to come soon. Please subscribe if you would like this newsletter to show up in your inbox. Reach out and say hello at hello@digitallyliterate.net. Watch on YouTube TOM CRUISE 2020 – RUN TOM RUN (Presidential Campaign Announcement)…