Monthly Archives: February 2011

I’ll see you at DLM2011: “Designing Learning Futures”

I’m going to this year’s Digital Media and Learning Conference, March 3-5 in Long Beach, California! And I’m really hoping to see you guys there. I’m trying to schedule a meetup with all my virtual and offline buddies, so if you’re coming and are interested in joining in, shoot me an email by clicking here and I’ll fold you into the mix.

Also, please come to my panels! They will be about equity and learning and awesomeness!
jenna and equity

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request from AERA Queer Studies SIG for gender-neutral bathrooms

Lately, and for lots of reasons, I’ve been spending most of my blogging energy on gender and queer identity and less energy on posts about education and educational research. But something happened today that combined my interests in these areas: A Special Interest Group of which I am a member has formally requested gender neutral restrooms at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

By permission of Caitlin Ryan, the membership chair of the AERA Queer Read more

why I identify as genderqueer

Here are some things I told a class of undergraduates this morning:

  • When I was a kid, I was never sure which pronouns–she/her/hers or he/him/his–applied to me.
  • When I was a kid, I was often confused about which public restroom to use.
  • When classes or teams were split into boys vs. girls, I wasn’t always sure which side to join.
  • I let people use feminine pronouns and refer to me as a ‘girl’ because that’s what they seemed
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film review: 8: the Mormon Proposition

I can’t tell you how glad I am to hear my state’s GOP lawmakers are reviving a push to pass an amendment banning gay marriage. Which reminds me: I’ve recently started reviewing films for my local public radio station, WFIU. You can see my first review, of the documentary film 8: the Mormon Proposition, here.I’m also including the beginning of the review below.

Just FYI, this review led WFIU to post, for apparently the first time ever, a … Read more

Jim Gee: Thoughts on the current state of American politics

The thoughts below come from Jim Gee, who’s been doing a lot of really awesome writing about the politics of America these days. He explains that in thinking about the conservative / liberal dichotomy,

we have four features: a focus on justice, a focus on enterprise, a focus on engineering, and a focus on tinkering.  They give us four possible political orientations: justice/engineering (a classic liberal); justice/tinkering (a conservative liberal); enterprise/engineering (a liberal conservative); enterprise/tinkering (a classic conservative).  In

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