FCC 2015 Broadband Progress Report Compared to 2012

The FCC released it’s 2015 Broadband Progress Report in February. I was please to see that the benchmark speeds for broadband were reclassified from 4 Mbps download and 1 Mbps speeds (which were ridiculous) to 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload. This of course changed how broadband availability and adoption is calculate. I put together a visual comparison of progress from their previous report from 2012.   … Continue reading FCC 2015 Broadband Progress Report Compared to 2012

Keynote, Libraries as a Bridge: The Role of Libraries in Closing the Digital Skills Gap

I had the honor of delivering the keynote at the Lexington County Public Library this week. 10/18/2014 update: I was very impressed with the administration and staff at the library. There were so many great things about this trip but I want to point out two. First, each branch provided a passive programming idea that was on display throughout staff day, you can see the … Continue reading Keynote, Libraries as a Bridge: The Role of Libraries in Closing the Digital Skills Gap

Closing the Digital Skills Gap – PLAN

Presentation for PLAN Closing the Digital Skills Gap from Bobbi Newman Resources I limited my suggestions to just three of each as not to be overwhelming Websites Common Sense Media.org Media Smarts Tech Training for Libraries  Blogs Van Meter Library Voice The Daring Librarian A Media Specialists Guide to the Web Twitter @ShannonMiller @gwynethjones @joycevalenza  Facebook New Media Consortium American Association of School Librarians School … Continue reading Closing the Digital Skills Gap – PLAN

Top Ten Links 2.27: The Digital Divide, Digital Devices & Your Rights, Personal Brand, Time Management & More!

My personally selected top ten from the links I shared on Twitter 7.2.2011 through 7.9.2011. In no particular order: 1. Comcast targeting digital divide – If you’ve heard me speak or read my writings about the digital divide you know I applaud the FCC’s National Broadband Plan to ensure that high-speed internet access is available to everyone. But that I also express concern that just making … Continue reading Top Ten Links 2.27: The Digital Divide, Digital Devices & Your Rights, Personal Brand, Time Management & More!

Top Ten Link Week 49: Dropbox, Tips for the Holidays, Privacy, Trolling, Tech, Speaking, PostPost and more!

My personally selected top ten from the links I shared on Twitter 12/3/2010 through 12/9/2010.  In no particular order: 1.Everything you need to know about technology to work in libraries via @theREALwikiman – another great informational from Ned Potter about what it really means to be a librarian, including another example of his awesome Prezi skills http://prezi.com/bin/preziloader.swf Everything you need to know about technology and … Continue reading Top Ten Link Week 49: Dropbox, Tips for the Holidays, Privacy, Trolling, Tech, Speaking, PostPost and more!

Top Ten Links Week 35, eBooks, Digital Divide, and Social Media Fatigue

My personal select top ten links from Twitter 8/27/2010 through 9/2/2010. The best of the best and/or the most important stuff I tweeted last week 1. 7 Stories About Women Heroes in Tech via dontgetcaught – I can always use more inspiring stories about women, especially in tech where there seem to be fewer of us. 2. You Have to Be in It to Win It!: A … Continue reading Top Ten Links Week 35, eBooks, Digital Divide, and Social Media Fatigue

Top Ten Links Week 10

My personally selected top 10 from the links I shared on Twitter from 3/5/2010 thru 3/11/2010 1.How to Overcome Idea-to-idea Syndrome via @dmlcentral – Ideas are great, but its the follow through that matters. The idea is the easy part, the dream the vision the excitement, putting it into action requires rolling up your sleeves, late nights, long hours, convincing others and more. The follow through … Continue reading Top Ten Links Week 10