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Reward, Educate, Occupy: Using Technology as Parenting Tool

Reward, Educate, Occupy: Using Technology as Parenting Tool

| June 7, 2013 | 14 Comments

This generation of parents grew up with TVs, video game consoles, and computers, so digital media is one of many tools they use in their parenting repertoire.

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Seven Fun (and Cheap) Class Projects to Try with Video

Seven Fun (and Cheap) Class Projects to Try with Video

| July 26, 2012 | 6 Comments

By Hall Davidson For educators interested in incorporating video into classroom lessons, here are seven projects to dive into. 1.   TURN AN iPAD OR (OTHER MOBILE DEVICE) INTO A VIDEO MICROSCOPE. For less than $8, an iPad can be used as a 45x microscope to capture still images or videos from leaves, household objects, insects, […]

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Doomed or Lucky? Predicting the Future of the Internet Generation

Doomed or Lucky? Predicting the Future of the Internet Generation

| February 29, 2012 | 3 Comments

Looking into the proverbial crystal ball, a slew of technology experts weighed in on the Future of the Internet V survey conducted by Pew Research and Elon University, and came up with a predictably mixed scenario: It’s complicated. Asked to consider the future of the Internet-connected world between now and 2020 and to choose from […]

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How Tweens Use Digital Media to Develop Their Identities

How Tweens Use Digital Media to Develop Their Identities

| February 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Flickr: JuliaKoz The following are excerpts from from “Kids Closer Up: Playing, Learning, and Growing with Digital Media” by Lori Takeuchi, International Journal of Learning and Media, Spring 2011, Vol. 3, No. 2, Pages 37-59. To protect the children’s identities, all names are pseudonyms, and location details have been altered. Read the first post in […]

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A Look Inside the Digital Lives of Tweens

A Look Inside the Digital Lives of Tweens

| February 28, 2012 | 2 Comments

Getty The following are excerpts from from “Kids Closer Up: Playing, Learning, and Growing with Digital Media” by Lori Takeuchi, International Journal of Learning and Media, Spring 2011, Vol. 3, No. 2, Pages 37-59. To protect the children’s identities, all names are pseudonyms, and location details have been altered. While large-scale surveys have documented the […]

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With Media, Parents and Kids Learn More Together

With Media, Parents and Kids Learn More Together

| January 20, 2012 | 7 Comments

Most of what we read about kids and screen time revolves around whether or not it’s good for them. But one aspect of media use with kids that’s worth examining closer is how co-viewing affects their experience. Whether kids are watching TV, creating digital media, reading, searching, or playing video games with parents, siblings or […]

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For At-Risk Youth, is Learning Digital Media a Luxury?

For At-Risk Youth, is Learning Digital Media a Luxury?

| July 22, 2011 | 16 Comments

For schools in low-income communities, the idea of investing money, time, and energy into a digital media program or mobile-learning program might seem superfluous. Administrators and teachers already have so much to contend with — safety issues in high-crime communities, chronic student truancies, debilitating health issues due to poverty, families in constant state of flux, […]

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Ignore the Potential of Mobile Learning, Risk Widening the Digital Divide

Ignore the Potential of Mobile Learning, Risk Widening the Digital Divide

| July 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

From S. Craig Watkins’ blog The Young and The Digital. In the following post, Watkins talks about how he’s witnessing these trends in his field work. By S. Craig Watkins During a recent research related visit to New York City I decided to take a stroll down 125th Street in Harlem.  Among the assortment of […]

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Blog, Tweet, Design: Student Journalists Go Far Beyond Writing

Blog, Tweet, Design: Student Journalists Go Far Beyond Writing

| July 7, 2011 | 4 Comments

By Gary Moskowitz When I ask my university journalism students why exactly they want to be journalists, a majority tell me it’s because they “like to write.” Considering most of them are in their 20s and grew up with the Internet, this response always surprises me. With a seemingly endless supply of emerging technology and […]

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Can Tech Help Preschoolers Catch Up to Their Peers?

Can Tech Help Preschoolers Catch Up to Their Peers?

| April 13, 2011 | 1 Comment

Flickr:KidPerez We hear a lot about the promise of technology closing the achievement gap, but few studies have definitively shown this to be true. In this article in Spotlight on Digital Media & Learning by Sara Jackon, a recent study by the Center for Children and Technology delves into how digital media can make an […]

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