• Educational Technology

    Reflect On Our Practice

    “We are generating more information and knowledge than ever today, but knowledge is only good if you can reflect on it.” Thomas L. Friedman, Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations I had the pleasure of being interviewed the other day by an educator pursuing an advanced degree in educational technology. It was a pleasure because her interview questions made me reflect on my current practices, my past practices, and my reasons for each. All great interviews should involve both parties walking away feeling like they have both contributed and learned something – whether it be for a job, or a research…

  • Educational Technology,  Personal

    PSA: How to check your FB App Sharing Permissions

    This may seem out of the norm for my usual posts, but as a former EdTech/IT Director, I think it’s important that you know how to limit what information you share with apps you have connected to your Facebook. This Cambridge Analytica data fiasco should be a wake up call for all of us. Understand that this was not a BREACH. Data wasn’t hacked by a nefarious group. It was freely given by the “What Cat Are You?” type of quizzes you take on FB; by the agreements you hurriedly say yes to when registering on a new website; and on the security permissions you don’t often check on Facebook.…