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Digital Storytelling in Digital Humanities?

This past summer I taught a workshop for DH@Guelph titled, “Digital Storytelling for Humanists.”  It was a course similar to one I had helped teach the year before at DH@CC, the Claremont College’s Digital Humanities Summer Institute. Both workshops were made up of faculty and grad students who wanted to incorporate digital storytelling into their …

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(Not) Too Complicit: Owning My Love of Rap Music

I recently read Anne Helen Petersen’s book Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of Unruly Women.  At times I felt empowered and other times I was filled with frustration. The book is a set of profiles of women who have reached ground-breaking levels of success but not without heavy scrutiny. These …

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It’s here! The Digital Storytelling Guidebook!

  After nearly a decade of implementing digital storytelling into 18 different disciplines including study abroad courses and facilitating a range of community-based projects, I created the Digital Storytelling Guidebook.  It is filled with information and best practices for faculty and students who want to explore digital storytelling as a pedagogy and as a tool …

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Raising the Parent Digital Comfort Level

Recently I joined the amazing staff from the Parent Education Center for the Whittier City School District to give a workshop on creating digital storybooks using iPads. My goal is to help parents become familiar with the technology tools their children are using in the classroom but I also like to chat about larger questions …

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Digital Literacy For Parents

Last Saturday I joined an amazing group of educators and parents for a one-day conference that focuses on how students are learning in the 21st Century. The “Parent Academy” is an annual event organized by the Whittier City School District. This year they asked me to be their keynote speaker.  I am honored–because I am …

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About Me

I am the Instructional Media Designer and co-coordinator for the Digital Liberal Arts Program at Whittier College.  I build programs and projects that blend pedagogy with digital technologies.  I teach digital storytelling as a pedagogical tool to engage students in higher order thinking, deep learning, and to build digital literacy skills. My teaching and learning interests are …

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Finding Community Through Digital Literacy

“Que viva la mujer! Que viva Whittier!” exclaims Maria de la Luz while speaking about her photo featuring a group of women who have bonded over hikes in Turnbull Canyon.  “We leave our troubles on the trail and we like to laugh, sometimes we cry” says Maria de la Luz.  Her name means Maria of …

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This is 40 or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Give Less F**ks

Last year when I turned 40 I thought I would feel different.  Closer to middle age (whatever that means), older, wiser, mature.  It’s just a number…or is it?  Well, I don’t feel the same way I felt at 20 or 30.  40 is different.  I recently saw a post circulating on Facebook that read; “13 …