Tag: values

Toxic Positivity

Toxic Positivity Digitally Lit #264 – 10/17/2020 Welcome back to Digitally Literate and issue #264. Thanks for showing up this week. I appreciate you. This week I worked on the following: Be the Documentarian of Your Life – Document your thinking online to lead to new inspiration. Protect Your Center – The challenges and opportunities…

Preparing For The Storm

Preparing for the storm Digitally Lit #246 – 5/16/2020 Hi all, welcome to issue #246 of Digitally Literate. This week I hosted the NCTE Twitter chat with Robyn Seglem on Literacy in Digital Times. You can read the archive of this chat here. I also helped post the following: Trauma informed teaching during COVID-19: What…

Fact-checking can’t do much when people’s “dueling facts” are driven by values instead of knowledge

Morgan Marieta and David C. Barker, authors of the Inconvenient Facts blog on Psychology Today, share some insight from the research presented in their text, One Nation, Two Realities. The research examines data from five years of national surveys from 2013 to 2017, about ideological and political outlooks of individuals. This post examines the following two…

The Machine Stops

This short essay was written by Oliver Sacks shortly before his death from cancer in 2015. In this essay, Sacks notes the parallels between the modern world he sees around him and E.M. Forster’s prescient classic 1909 short story “The Machine Stops,” in which Forster imagined a future in which humans lived in separate cells,…