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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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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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PhotoVoice: Participatory Photography as a Digital Storytelling Tool

This semester students from the paired course “Medical Sociology and the Science Behind Obesity” are engaging in a new way to do digital storytelling.  The method known as PhotoVoice is borrowed from a movement that aims to use participatory photography as a self-advocacy tool.  This assignment asks students to use photography and video as a way to tell …

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Internet Safety or as we say around Whittier: Seguridad en Internet

This semester I am once again partnering with Stephanie Carmona who is the community education and parent initiative coordinator for the Whittier College Fifth Dimension program at the Boys & Girls Club of Whittier. Together we are preparing a series of classes for parents and this Monday, February 8 from 9:30am to 10:30am we will talk about …