Every year, my employer participates in a toy (and other goods) drive for the holidays. Usually it is toys and books that are offered, but often it is also things like canned food and blankets. I believe in this type of activity for two main reasons: 1) it offers an opportunity for people to collaborate … Continue reading What I Gave to the Toy Drive
I reflect on these experiences of being on different ends of privileged or underprivileged so often because it is a way to tap into my empathy required to design learning well for various audiences.
To Share or Not to Share There is advice circulating in my networks about how to keep your personal social media presence separate from your professional. Fundamentally, this makes sense. What you do in your personal time should stay separate from your profession. But, sometimes the lines blur and your life becomes professional and personal … Continue reading Issues in Social Media: Personal Instagram
Cyberbullying Definition: act of harming or harassing via information technology networks (social media) in a repeated and deliberate manner. We worry about your kids and their access to social media increasing their likelihood of being cyber-bullied. But do you ever think about what it looks like as an adult? Is it worse, more painful, or more damaging? Also, what … Continue reading Issues with Social Media: Cyberbullying
Social media is heavily used. Pew Research reports that 76% of internet users use social networking sites. This is huge! We have access to most of people connected to the internet. It is great for marketing, entertainment, and social support. But what about the downside of this social networking? Are there consequences to using social media … Continue reading Issues with Social Media: Vulnerability and Ridicule