Activists have been around forever, and ever- now it is so much easier to be a voice for cause because of the internet. Although this recent “digital activism” has caused some controversy, in my research I’ve found that the real activists that get out in the public don’t have a true appreciation for the “armchair activist”. The outdoor, … Continue reading Organized Public Efforts- Digitally..Activism at its laziest
Have you ever googled yourself? The information that google can find is no doubt just as amazing as a personal investigator at times. In my case, I didn’t find that much information. Just your typical everyday information, who my relatives are, my address, how old I am, and an old phone number. To begin with, … Continue reading Just Google it!
In a song called “Grandpa’s Interview”, Neil Young sings: “Shows with love and affection, like mama used to say, a little Mayberry livin’, can go a long way.” Mayberry had only one streetlight, and very little crime for a town of a couple thousand. It may have been only a fictitious town in a sitcom called “The … Continue reading “A little Mayberry living can go a long way”- My views on Digital Citizenship
I remember being 11 years old, headed to Oklahoma with my Aunt Liz to see my cousin, Jess. We had a pretty long trek from Stratton, Colorado (my hometown) to a small town in the pandhandle of Oklahoma. To pass the time, my Aunt Liz would pack a couple of boxes of Hot Tamales to … Continue reading Podcasts and Digital Storytelling: a spin on a book on tape
I’m not going to lie, as soon as I popped on to the ds106 website- I thought okay there is no way my brain is going to wrap around this. I actually put it off most of the week and decided I needed to be in the right mindset to tackle this so called ds106 daily … Continue reading ds106: Inspiring Digital Creativity
Perseverance is the key, I believe in many aspects of life. If you just keep at it, you’ll reap rewards…eventually. “Eventually” has been the resounding word since I started working on the library revamp a couple weeks ago. “Eventually, there will be a reading area”, “Eventually, the reference book section will be on the north side of the … Continue reading Giving this library new life…eventually
Through social media you can have multiple “serendipitous encounters” a day, how you utilize these encounters is up to you. In reading “How to cultivate a PLN: Tips from Howard Rheingold” Chuck Frey gives Howard Rheingold’s 8 handy tips to think about when trying to have the best people in your network and how to find them. … Continue reading Cultivate your PLN: Grow relationships