Socialnomics and social media in education

Date January 14, 2010

Consider the information in the video above. What is the purpose behind the video? If we define the video in terms of the rhetorical situation, there’s certain analysis that is evident albeit if I then explain to you that it’s an advertisement for a paper book, how does that change your consideration for the above […]

PodCampAZ: The Unconference you’ve been waiting for.

Date November 10, 2009

Last year several of my tech geek friends kept talking about this PodCampAZ thing, and I said “well that’s not really for me since I don’t podcast that much” (Been trying to this year, but it’s a shot in the dark). I didn’t pay much attention, and I didn’t want to pay for another conference. […]

AETA Conference: Something happen on the way to hanging with cool authors

Date October 23, 2009

This past weekend I was accepted to speak both days at the Arizona English Teacher’s Association, which occurs in central Arizona each fall. Shelley Rodrigo and I had decided we’d present on Embracing the Chaos of Web 2.0, but I also had some other ideas. Sometimes I find there are certain technologies I’ve used for […]

Harold Rheingold’s keynote at Maricopa Tech ’09

Date May 25, 2009

I originally posted this on May 19, 2008 here for the Maricopa Technology Conference. Getting ready for the Harold Rheingold, our morning Keynote. He’s thanking the teachers in his life, and said he is from AZ. He’s talking about his relationship with his 5th grade teacher. When he was asked to interview the principal he […]

Why I Twitter

Date April 26, 2009

Recently Oprah began twittering and now people roll their eyes. NO ONE knew what Twitter was two years ago when I joined (I can’t believe it’s been that long!), and I truly do not want to explain to every noob why I bother with Twitter and how I am cooler than Oprah. My colleague LizBDavis […]

Why bother?

Date March 19, 2009

So many people bug me and ask “Devon, why do you bother with all of this Web 2.0 stuff & Social Media?” and many times I can’t really tell them why. It’s like explaining why you should drive a Jeep if you don’t drive a Jeep. You just can’t. Well, today was the second event […]

NHS goes Social (Media that is!)

Date November 9, 2008

There was only one session at this conference that seemed to have anything to do with technology. It was positioned as the last session after 9PM on the last evening of the conference, and I was late. Walking in quietly, I glanced up at the presenter’s slide. She had a FaceBook page for her NHS […]