It’s estimated that only about 10 percent of K-12 schools teach computer science. Some companies are trying to fill a void in American public education by teaching kids computer programming basics. The push comes amid projections that there will be far more tech sector jobs than computer science graduates to fill them.
A teacher’s perspective on how to reach teens in an increasingly networked and online world.
A Pew Internet and American Life survey shows how teens 12 to 17 years old think about privacy when using mobile apps. While some are nonchalant about the kind of personal information some apps collect, more than half avoid some apps due to privacy concerns. Though socio-economics are a factor, that’s not the predominant issues, […]
Growing excitement around technology’s potential to transform the classroom has the education community chattering about laptops, tablets and smartphones.
Lenny Gonzales The onslaught of information from the wired world can be overwhelming to anyone — even the savviest online audiences. But rather than completely shut out the digital world, the smarter solution is to learn how to manage it, says author Howard Rheingold. In his book Net Smart: How to Thrive Online, Rheingold outlines […]
Flickr: Zawezome By Jennifer Roland Teens are savvier than we might give them credit for when it comes to knowing their privacy boundaries on social networking sites. According to a recent Pew Internet study, 62% of teens surveyed said their posts can only be seen by friends, and 19% said that their profile is “partially […]