Amanda Murphy has been teaching at Westerly High School in Rhode Island for thirteen years. Her experience has been divided between teaching in the social studies classroom and as the school’s senior project coordinator since 2009. Mrs. Murphy was part of the first cohort to receive the Master’s Certificate in Digital Literacy through the University of Rhode Island. She is also a FuseRI Fellow with the Highlander Institute. Her passion for purposeful implementation of technology has spread into her classroom along with implementing student authored websites as a component of the senior project; an opportunity for students to create, collaborate, and share their expertise about their senior passion projects. She is invested in helping the principles and ideals of digital and media literacy spread to colleagues, students, and parents. Amanda, and co-author Kara Clayton, were recently published in the Journal of Media Literacy Education for their work, “Smartphone Apps in Education: Students Create Videos to Teach Smartphone Use as a Tool for Learning”. Follow Amanda @abmurphy22 or contact her via email at