Posts by "wiobyrne"

Too Long; Didn’t Read #174

Somewhere I belong TL;DR #174 - 11/17/2018 Hey all, welcome to TL;DR!!! Each week I synthesize the news of the week that I think you need to know in education, tech, & literacy. I’m writing this from a hotel room in Houston, TX. I’m here for NCTE 2018 where I’m slated to present twice. I…

Too Long; Didn’t Read #173

I was gone for a minute but I’m back nowTL;DR #173 - 11/10/2018 Hey all, welcome to TL;DR!!! Each week I synthesize the news of the week that I think you need to know in education, tech, & literacy. This week I was involved in the following: MURSDLeads: Anya Kamenetz - As a reminder, I…

Too Long; Didn’t Read #172

Technopanic & the Screentime Debate TL;DR #172- 11/03/2018 Next week I’m helping to facilitate some discussions around screentime. Thursday, November 8th, 2018, I’m sitting in on an interview panel with Anya Kamenetz to discuss her book, The Art of Screentime. This discussion will be livestreamed on the YouTube Channel for the Mendon-Upton Regional School District.…

How to respond to trolling behaviors

If you interact online, chances are you have witnessed trolling and trolling behaviors. You may also have been targeted by these behaviors as they show up in comment sections and social media platforms.  A 2016 poll of over 1000 Americans reported that 25% of respondents were victims of online harassment or knew someone who was. Of the…

Too Long; Didn’t Read #171

Change is a state of mind TL;DR #171- 10/26/2018 TL;DR is a weekly review of things that I think you should be reading. A primer of some of the cool things that happened…but you may have missed. This week I created the following: Why people troll others online - I’ve been doing some deep reading…

Why people troll others online

When online discussions break down, we often point the finger at the illusive troll or identify behaviors we would describe as trollish. In my research I've been studying literacy practices in online, social spaces. In this context, I need to come to terms with the role of trolling and these anti-social behaviors.  This post will unpack…

Too Long; Didn’t Read #170

Sharpen your saw TL;DR #170 - 10/20/2018 TL;DR is a weekly review of things that I think you should be reading. A primer of some of the cool things that happened…but you may have missed. This week I created the following: Dispositions in the digital domain: Reader, text, & activity in online environments - This…

Too Long; Didn’t Read #169

Haters gonna hate TL;DR #169 - 10/13/2018 TL;DR is a weekly review of things that I think you should be reading. A primer of some of the cool things that happened…but you may have missed. This week I posted the following: Digital Storytelling in Early Childhood: Student illustrations shaping social interactions - Some recent research…

Online disinhibition effect

This week I spent some time actually scrolling through my Facebook feed and came across a post in which a friend shared a video of what was labeled as "Antifa on traffic duty in Portland, Oregon" from the Facebook Page for The Conservative Treehouse. The Conservative Treehouse has been described as posting "conservative-leaning stories that sometimes…