Mental Health as a Priority: What’s Digital Identity Got to Do With It?

Recently I have been fortunate to be asked to present at two different venues (Refresh2016 in North Bay, and the DSBONE Professional Learning Day) on the importance of understanding how digital identities impact mental health in teens, and where we as educators can find resources. Here are the reading slides for this topic.

Why Should Educators Understand Social Media?

Educators must understand social media, because this is where our children are: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/common-sense-media-report-reveals-new-facts-about-kids-use-of-technology-social-media/ Is shutting down the device the answer? Do our kids, and our teachers, understand how powerful social media can be for LEARNING? Isn’t it ESSENTIAL for our school and system leaders to be fully digitally literate? Here is a great guide to […]

Digging Into the Networked Social Lives of Teens

While negotiating the lunch hour traffic yesterday, I caught a piece of a conversation on the radio and thought, “That person has read Danah Boyd’s book”. ¬†As the conversation went on, I realized the speaker was Danah Boyd, and that she was a guest on the Ontario Today call-in program on CBC Radio. The program […]