We Need To Talk About Smartphones

A recent article in The Atlantic titled Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?  asserts some dire outcomes due to the use of SmartPhones by our children. While I would say that the headline is a bit hyperbolic, I do think that the article is a must read for all parents and educators. Here are a few of the excerpts thatContinue reading “We Need To Talk About Smartphones”

How Many Educators Are Really Literate?

This post originally appeared on my Education Week Blog Literacy is a broad term. The definition from Merriam-Webster defines literacy as “the ability to read and write or knowledge that relates to a specified subject.” The struggle for me comes on the topic of specified subjects. Are these static or changing? Once prioritized, where do we findContinue reading “How Many Educators Are Really Literate?”

School Leaders Must Be Digital Leaders

This post originally appeared on my EdWeek Blog In my previous post, I discussed some of the ways school and district leaders could utilize digital tools to improve communication with their school communities. There is another level to this conversation regarding school administrators and the critical role they play as models for what is expectedContinue reading “School Leaders Must Be Digital Leaders”

My First EdWeek Blog Post – Is Your District Missing the Digital Literacy Boat?

I am thrilled to announce that I have been given the opportunity to Blog regularly for Education Week. You can check out my EdWeek blog here. My first post , which you can read below, was posted on Tuesday.  In many ways, today represents an unprecedented opportunity to advance student literacy! With tablets, e-readers, andContinue reading “My First EdWeek Blog Post – Is Your District Missing the Digital Literacy Boat?”