What I learned from Writers Workshop this summer

In my day job, I support secondary English teachers (among other things). Because of my previous work as a ‘technology person,’ the current moment and need to move instruction to remote contexts has provided me lots of sandbox space to explore my favorite things: writing and instructional design. This summer we ran a series that… Continue reading What I learned from Writers Workshop this summer

Data detox Day 2: I have questions about world-record chicken eating

Google is my all-knowing BFF It turns out I have many questions about chicken. Today is Day 2 of my Data Detox (see Day 1 here).  Today’s plan began with a quick survey that compared what Google knows about me with what my BFF knows about me. Since I apparently have no boundaries whatsoever with… Continue reading Data detox Day 2: I have questions about world-record chicken eating

Data Detox: Day One

Setting out on my Digital Detox Journey Last week I was digging into the think pieces about Zuckerberg’s Congressional testimony, and I stumbled across this article from the New York Times. In it, Brian X. Chen describes the uncomfortable feelings he finds himself having once he downloads all the data Facebook (and other sites) have stockpiled about… Continue reading Data Detox: Day One