Faith · Reflections · Social Justice

My History, My Present

Learning about my history has been part of my life from my youngest remembrances. From the German-speaking church I attended until the 2nd grade, to the regular family gatherings with the Wolske’s, Kublick’s, Henkelman’s, and other blood relatives, to K-12 school homework assignments, my German ancestry has been at the forefront of storytelling and more… Continue reading My History, My Present

Reflections · Social Justice

Democracy and Popular Mobilization: Notes from Francis Fukuyama

Earlier this decade I realized that I needed to [re-]introduce myself to alternative political perspectives on justice if I was to improve my professional and personal goals of collaborating with an increasing diversity of people in order to achieve a more just society. I found James Sterba’s book, Justice: Alternative Political Perspectives a good starting point in that… Continue reading Democracy and Popular Mobilization: Notes from Francis Fukuyama

Demystifying Technology · Digital Inclusion · Digital Literacy Reconsidered

Presentation Resources: RNNC Digital Inclusion and the Urgent Need to Reconsider Digital Literacy

The following are resources related to a presentation given on September 30 at the Regional Neighborhood Network Conference, Champaign, IL. RNNC Slides Handout (PDF) RNNC Slides With Notes (PDF) Digital Literacy Reconsidered Handout (PDF) Digital Inclusion, Digital Equity, and a Reconsideration of Digital Literacy Graphic Besides this blog, more information and examples can be found at our… Continue reading Presentation Resources: RNNC Digital Inclusion and the Urgent Need to Reconsider Digital Literacy

Demystifying Technology · Digital Literacy Reconsidered · Social Justice · Teaching · Technology and Society

A Growing Understanding of Digital Literacy, Part 4: Exercising Agency

Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Prioritizing Skills Part 3: Advancing Agency A couple years back there was a surprising major news story that caught people’s attention: Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent! Stories started coming out about other technology chief executives and venture capitalists who likewise limited or completely blocked access to digital technologies. In… Continue reading A Growing Understanding of Digital Literacy, Part 4: Exercising Agency