New Literacies in Practice this July

Save the dates for our “New Literacies in Practice” course at Kent State University this summer, the week of July 14, 2014! CI6_87517_Flyer

Pop Culture Association

Looking forward to presenting at the Pop Culture Association Conference in April in Chicago!  Also presenting will be pop culture icon Barbara Eden, but I don’t think I’ll be on her panel.  (Actually, I’ll be presenting with Andy Kaufman’s sister, Carol.)

Barbara Eden

Little Kids and Screens

Here’s my review in today’s Plain Dealer about a new book called “The Distraction Addiction.” I’m especially conflicted about this issue now that I’m a parent. Stephanie and I, so far, are keeping our kids away from screens, per the American Academy of Pediatrics who say that kids should be kept away from all screens before age two (and, preferably even age three). Our kids are 14 months old and don’t seem to be the slightest bit interested in watching television. Although I have to admit Viv seems fascinated with our iPhones. Decisions, decisions. I’d be interested in hearing from other parents about how you’ve handled toddlers and screens!