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This is fine. Really.

Thanks(?) to social media, it's very easy for us to learn, in a personal context, all about bad things happening…

Interface changes make it a little harder to work with Google’s image search

When I'm looking for a picture I'm going to use in an academic project, I typically search Creative Commons; however,…

One Teacher’s Brilliant Strategy to Stop Future School Shootings

Every Friday since Columbine, one schoolteacher has asked her students to to submit a list. Who would they like to…

Don’t use that “18 school shootings since Jan 1” claim. It’s Inaccurate.

Don't use that "18 school shootings since Jan 1" meme. It's misleading. I've lost track of how many times this…

An Hour of Monastic Silence in Media Studies Class (plus an awesome drum solo)

I announced that my 300-level Media and Culture class would spend an hour in monastic silence, collaborating on a Google…

Thank you, anonymous donor of Mardi Gras candy.

Okay, on closer inspection I see the red hearts, but the sentiment is clear.

Yesterday my wife took this last known picture of our two teenagers. The boy is 20 today.

 

Jane Eyre and the Invention of the Self

Those who remember Jane Eyre solely as required reading in high-school English class likely recall most vividly its over-the-top Gothic tropes: a…

Google Autocomplete Still Makes Hateful Autocorrect Suggestions

The top suggestion for a Holocaust search no longer points to a denier's website, but Google's search algorithm still makes…

Clicking, collaborating, and talking in the library

Our local paper did a story on how libraries are changing to meet the needs of students. I'm teaching a…

My understanding of biased polls is… (choose one)

 

‘A slow-motion disaster’: Journalism museum in talks about possible building sale

Last year, SHU did not sponsor a bus trip to Washington D.C., so I did not arrange a field trip…

Research Before Google Books (from 2006)

Me: It took a few days for the spool of microfilm to arrive via interlibrary loan. I'd use this steampunk contraption…

How Facebook is killing comedy (and other indie content creators)

Facebook has monetized access to online content. The mobile apps make it difficult for you to actually leave Facebook to…

Why We Forget Most of the Books We Read

It was pleasurable to encounter a familiar reference to Plato's Phaedrus (which I just assigned in my Media & Culture…

On the Importance of Nonverbal Feedback in the Classroom [an Anecdote]

I don't generally like teaching with slide decks, but students are used to them. I use a typeface that makes…