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...

Digital Content Curation: More Important Than Ever!

I’ve been a fan of digital content curation for a long time. I’ve blogged about it on many occasions; first waxing lyrical about Diigo way back in 2011, then celebrating the new year in 2013 by suggesting resolutions to use curation to manage content overload and then reflecting on curation as an art form last year. So what could I have left to write about, five years after my original post, and is digital content curation even relevant half way through 2016? I have been reflecting on this question for a few days now, and I have come to the...