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 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

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

A Growing Understanding of Digital Literacy, Part 3: Advancing Agency

In a recent post, I highlighted the importance of prioritizing application skills, and the cognitive, socio-emotional, and information competencies that underlie those application skills, within a growing understanding of digital literacy. This follows on an initial post outlining the underlying premise for a growing understanding of digital literacy. Both refer to the importance of wrapping… Continue reading A Growing Understanding of Digital Literacy, Part 3: Advancing Agency