The 5 best digital identity resources

Digital identity & citizenship is an essential part of a relevant education, and of a connected life, in the 21st century. Here are the 5 best resources for learning about digital identity. These websites/documents are useful to parents and teachers interested in learning more about digital ethics, cyberbullying and netiquette: Net Cetera is a U.S. government produced community outreach toolkit that […]

Tips for cultivating a positive digital identity

Adolescents hear so many messages about what NOT to do online…let’s flip the script and provide some suggestions for cultivating a positive social network identity. Some examples of healthy tips: Upload photos of you cleaning storm drains Start an online petition to clean up a park near your home Join a Facebook group that supports […]

Digital Identity and Adolescence Webinar

Rushton Hurley of hosted a webinar today on “Digital Identity and Adolescence.” I presented with Ted Kalmus, Head of School at Billings Middle School. Digital Identity and Adolescence presentation slides from the event are available for viewing and the entire event was recorded and is available online. Please visit LearnCentral for the Young Adult […]

TheirSpace: Educating Digitally Ethical Teens

Last week I was lucky enough to travel to SxSWedu, a vibrant collective of educators, administrators and edtech entrepreneurs in Austin, TX. I gave a presentation called TheirSpace: Educating Digitally Ethical Teens, which was a reflection on 5 years of talking with middle schoolers about the intersection of media, identity and adolescence. Slides from the […]

surfer surrogate: jobs from the future

Jobs from the future: Surfer Surrogate

Editor note: discussing “jobs from the future” may be a creative compliment to high school classes studying economics, sociology, media literacy, entrepreneurism,  etc. We are currently preparing students for jobs and technologies that don’t yet exist . . . in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet. In pondering the Fisch & […]

Redefining data-driven

In Austin at SxSWedu, I was asked to participate in 2 concurrent sessions back-to-back. I’ve already blogged the first, called “TheirSpace: Educating Digitally Ethical Teens,” a reflective presentation of 5 years spent talking with middle school students about media, identity and youth. The second session was a panel – and one of the most intense […]