On Talking “Dirty”

We are all kinds of screwed up about sex in this culture, but listening to people confuse sexual assault with “dirty” talk is the most egregious example I have seen in a long time. We need a sexual ethic of healthy intimacy AND healthy honesty, but before we start working on that we need to draw a clear and explicit line that – no matter how wealthy and/or powerful you are – you are never, ever, under any circumstances entitled to sexually assault someone else. Continue reading

Screen Time Is Time Well-Spent

Until we have chips in our heads, screens are going to be how we share information and engage with interactive media. Parents would do well to quit obsessing about the perceived evils of the medium and instead learn to take full advantage of it. Continue reading

Student Technology Use

  On Wednesday Thom Barclay and I did a presentation at Galloway on how 21st Century Students Use Technology. The PowerPoint Presentation and all the supporting materials are linked here: Student Technology Use in the 21st Century There’s a decent bibliography section on gaming and pedagogy at the end of… Continue reading