Branching Out

3 mins reading and 15 mins listening This is me speaking to Danielle Teychenne in an early episode of the Our Gamified World web series we co-host together (shameless plug, but I promise it’s not the point of this post). This screen-captured image is as fortuitous as it is random, and perfectly connotes an ambiguity…

Copyright Matters

3 mins reading and ?? mins viewing/listening So a few days ago a student told me about a media-making assessment task they’ve undertaken in another unit that places no importance on the issue of copyright. Students are essentially allowed to do whatever they want within this video project, with free reign afforded in terms of…

On Twitter

1 min reading and 11 mins listening Recent blogs have highlighted Twitter as a highly valuable avenue for developing an online learning community and facilitating creative capacity-building. But the perspectives contained within those posts, including the video I myself made and a podcast chat recorded with fellow Digital Media teacher Emily Wade, are those of…

Promoting Bravery

1 min reading and 15 mins listening With the Digital Learning with @digitalzones podcast now up on all the major platforms, it’s time for a new episode release! Episode 2 critiques pervasive stereotypes of young people that seldom match up with the experiences of the majority, but which nonetheless have widespread impact on people’s (self-)perceptions…

On Resilience

1 min reading and 20 mins listening Just a brief blog today, because I want to give you every opportunity – if you have the time and inclination – to listen to a conversation I recorded recently for the Social Media Stories┬ápodcast. Resilience was a term that was being used frequently when I first began…

A New Beginning

2 mins reading and 11 mins listening I started something new today. Something exciting. Since setting up this site several weeks ago, a major aim I had in mind was to bring in other people’s experiences and perspectives. It didn’t take a great deal of thought to conclude that recording conversations with practitioners from the…