Privacy – important even if you have nothing to hide

When I was nine I had a diary which had a lockable clip on it, which would only open with a special key. I thought it was awesome. My thoughts were completely private – as long as I kept the key secure, no one would be able to access what I had written. Simple times! For kids today, privacy is a much bigger issue – particularly if they have any interaction online (and really, that’s an awful lot of them). Recent news reports of a website hosting pornographic images of schoolgirls from a minimum of 70 Australian schools has brought the topic...

Reading in 2016 – digital vs print, the ultimate smackdown!

Ok so maybe I got a little carried away with the title of this blog post. This morning I read a great article by Naomi Baron entitled Do students lose depth in digital reading?. I was alerted to it by a Twitter post by a valued member of my PLN, @Julia_Boulton, and it struck a chord with me. Coming from a librarian and teaching background, and currently studying my Education Doctorate, I have often dealt with both physical and virtual texts – and personally, I like both equally, albeit for different purposes. I also feel that having an affinity and fluency...