A River of Inspiration: #FemEdTech Adjacent Networks


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I headed into curating @femedtech last week with the goal of sharing as many #FemEdTech “adjacent” networks that I could. I went in with a goal for the first week to “connect networks to networks.” Little did I know how well this would sync up with the #femedtechvalues activity that Frances and Helen were constructing.

In sharing & connecting networks last week, I looked at the Femedtech Values statement and Ann Lewis’s Actions of Feminists (which hangs in my home office wall) as I decided what to seek out and share. I also looked at the existing FemEdTech followers and who we were following to help guide where we needed to grow.

Hindsight is 20/20. I could have been a little more strategic about how I documented what I was sharing. My workflow was to get up early (in my Eastern Daylight Time zone), find 7-10 links and schedule them to post throughout the day using TweetDeck.  I wasn’t however collecting and capturing the resources – so – that made aggregating this post a bit tricky (but, I also didn’t know I was going to write this post a week ago!) I went back through the @FemEdTech timeline and copy/pasted the twitter handles and links I shared for you (or that you shared and were retweeted) below.  

I’m hoping this will make things a little easier for those of you who are also engaged in the #femedtechvalues activity to find other examples of networks and network principles as we challenge and revise our own. There was a decent amount of engagement with the tweets/links last week – but as we know – they flow down the Twitter river and are hard to find. Hopefully this will serve as a respite along that river so you too can click and consider as you’re looking for inspiration.  























































EduMatch Community Guidelines:


Teen Tech Girls


Teen Tech Girls Newsletter


Our Data Bodies Digital Defense Playbook


Our Data Bodies Project


Allied Media Projects


Allied Media Projects Network Principles


Squad Goals Network


HASTAC Scholars


Group for Learning in Art and Design (GLAD)


Humanities Commons


Hybrid Pedagogy: Digital Pedagogy


Teach Access






Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition


Journal of Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition


RLadies Global


Whose Knowledge?


Women in Technical Communication


The Implement Project


Youth Mentoring Action Network


Detroit Equity Action Lab


The Banks Center for Educational Justice


Women’s Media Center


USC Rossier School of Education’s Center for Empowered Learning and Development with Technology


Design Inquiry


Incluseum Mass Action Toolkit (Reading Group)


Critical Educators for Social Justice SIG of AERA


Deaf Kids Code


Callback Women:


The STEMettes


People in Education


Detroit Community Technology Project


People of Color in Tech


Women Also Know Stuff






A11y Project


Rooted in Rights


Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace


National Coalition for Latinxs with Disabilities


Lesbians Who Tech + Allies



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  1. Thanks so much Leigh. I love that you have done the work of aggregating the links in this post. I think they have had the twin impacts of people encountering them on Twitter and then people finding them here. Now you have got me puzzling about how we can archive these on femedtech.net and associate them with your curation as a model for the future 🙂
    Frances Bell

  2. This is so interesting Leigh, because it made me realise that I misunderstood your request when I responded to it with #hashtags.

    Firstly, thank you for your immense work in curating these connections together.

    And of course they are connections, in potentia (if we choose to pick them up). And, in picking up each connection, we join a network in a way and make decisions about how visible/central we choose to be.

    I didn’t think of offering @people, @organisations or @projects when I offered #hashtags. This reflects where my work is at the moment – and my head – which is about bringing FE together across all its silos and amplifying its voices #FESpeaks FE’s moment right now is a cross-organisational one of people coalescing around research and ideas.
    So #FEResearch, for example, enables people interested in research to find one another, outside of the organisation, whether they engage with a particular research ‘organisation’ or not (thinking ARPCE or LRSN). Maybe this is naive, but there seem to be no gatekeepers this way.

    So I have a very respectful challenge for you Leigh and I am excited to read your response. What was your thinking, when you curated @ and websites into this piece and not #? I know that your response and comments from anyone else who contributes, will lead me to even fresher thinking about this.

    • Lou – Thanks so much for this challenge! I read your comment – and said to myself…what WAS I thinking?! Of course hashtags are connections! When I used to do more “teaching of Twitter” one of the first things I would point teachers to is Cybrary Man’s Educational Hashtag page – https://cybraryman.com/edhashtags.html – why on earth did I not think of adding hashtags to what I was curating? And why did I miss your cue/suggestion in your tweet?

      The only thing I can think – is that in the moment, I was myopically looking at who we (@femetech) followed and who we should follow, with following being a “value” or “weight” which indicated commitment to our values – by having a visible network which represented who we are (or want to be.) I was looking at our home feed to see how we could grow (which, is a privilege only the @femedtech curator has!) if I was looking at things through more of a # view, it would have opened up the gates you speak of (love that analogy!)

      SO – creating another curated list similar to Cybray Man’s list, would be an awesome challenge for our network! If anyone wants to start/take up the challenge – I’ve created this google doc (seeded with your suggestions)! http://bit.ly/2E0qZqb

  3. This is great! Through working with Lou and Louise Drumm for our OER19 session, I have come to see @femedtech and #femedtech as two perspectives on (connective) practice .

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