Course 2 Articles

By CoETaIL | Articles to ponder as you go through course 2 of COETAIL

Where Weird Facebook is King: How a College Kid Does Social

The former viral “actual teen” updates his views on Facebook, Snapchat, and the rest.<p>On <b>January 2, 2015,</b> I wrote a viral post entitled “A Teenager’s …

Snapchat

What Do Teenagers Want? Potted Plant Parents

Many parents feel that their adolescents hardly need them anymore. Teenagers often come and go on their own schedules, sometimes rebuff our friendly questions about their days, and can give the impression that interacting with the family is an imposition that comes at the cost of connecting, …

A lawyer rewrote Instagram’s privacy policy so kids and parents can have a meaningful talk about privacy

In Britain, more than half of 12- to 15-year-olds are on Instagram, according to OfCom (pdf), the country’s communications regulator. So are 43% of 8- to 11-year-olds. But how many of them understand what they signed when they joined? Pretty much 0%, according to “Growing Up Digital”, a report …

Social Media

The Unspoken Rules Kids Create for Instagram

The challenge of growing up in the digital age is perfectly epitomized by the “bikini rule.”<p>“You can post a bikini or bathing suit picture only if you are with your siblings or your family in the picture,” said one middle-school girl participating in a focus group on digital media. In other words, …

Social Media

Instagram, Wattpad and YouNow aren’t just apps — for many teens, they’re more than that | The Washington Post

Published on December 7, 2016<p>Generation Z, the youngest wave of teens shaping the zeitgeist, is finding and building its own supportive, inclusive communities online — ones that stretch far beyond the cafeteria table.<p>For many members of Gen Z, opening up about teen struggles — the typical, such as …

Instagram

Why Understanding These Four Types of Mistakes Can Help Us Learn

by Eduardo Briceño<i>This article was first published in the</i> <i>Mindset Works newsletter</i><i>.</i>We can deepen our own and our students’ understanding of mistakes, …

Success

When every moment of childhood can be recorded and shared, what happens to childhood? | The Washington Post

Published on December 7, 2016<p><b>The boys in the YouTube videos</b> always land their bottles perfectly upright. Max Cole has spent hours studying their routine, and now, his own viewers are waiting: Empty half the blue juice. Hold the Powerade bottle by its cap. Flip it into the air and–<p>“Dude!” Max …

Parenting

More information, less knowledge has created the Misinformation Age

Welcome to the Misinformation Age.<p>Contrary to futurists’ predictions of a golden Information Age, our research has shown most people struggle to …

Fake Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts

Fake news stories can have real-life consequences. On Sunday, police said a man with a rifle who claimed to be "self-investigating" a baseless online conspiracy theory entered a Washington, D.C., pizzeria and fired the weapon inside the restaurant.<p>So, yes, fake news is a big problem.<p>These stories …

Fake News

Everything Changed the Day I Learned Minecraft Has a Sex Mod

Take a minute to Google “Minecraft + sex mod.” I’ll wait.<p>Did your brain explode? Because when I found out that this was a thing, not only did my …

Metro News

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Being bored is good for children - and adults. This is why

From books, arts and sports classes to iPads and television, many parents do everything in their power to entertain and educate their children. But …

Parenting

Psychology has identified three mindsets shared by people who actually follow through on their goals

I’ve never been an athletic or active person. My entire history of sports involved one season of track in high school and a brief flirtation with what I thought was a yoga studio but turned out to be more of a cult. But then, in my mid-30s, I had two children and gained 30 pounds. I was suffering …

Success

8 digital skills we must teach our children

The social and economic impact of technology is widespread and accelerating. The speed and volume of information have increased exponentially. …

Digital Literacy

How Videogames Like Minecraft Actually Help Kids Learn to Read

<b>Minecraft is the</b> hot new videogame among teachers and parents. It's considered genuinely educational: Like an infinite set of programmable Lego …

8 digital life skills all children need – and a plan for teaching them

A generation ago, IT and digital media were niche skills. Today, they are a core competency necessary to succeed in most careers.<p>That’s why digital …

Digital Citizenship

American Academy Of Pediatrics Lifts 'No Screens Under 2' Rule

If there's one rule that most parents cling to in the confusing, fast-changing world of kids and media, it's this one: No screens before age 2.<p>As of today, that rule is out the window.<p>The American Academy of Pediatrics, which first issued that recommendation back in 1999, has extensively updated …

Kids

The internet is still actually controlled by 14 people who hold 7 secret keys

It sounds like something out of a Dan Brown book, but it isn’t: The whole internet is protected by seven highly protected keys, in the hands of 14 …

Confronting My Cyberbully, 13 Years Later

Between ages 13 and 16, she sent me emails, from my own account, "reminding" me to kill myself. Well, I didn't—I grew up, and so did she.<p>When I was thirteen, I had a falling-out with my best friend, after which she tortured me over the Internet for the next three years. We were so close that she …

3 C’s for Learning and Leading on Social Media

With advent of social media tools, our ways of learning, sharing and leading have undergone a sea change. Blogs, Twitter, Massively Open Online …

This French Instagram profile is not what you think it is

At first sight, Louise Delage is just a normal 25-year-old from Paris who likes posting pictures of herself on Instagram enjoying a meal at a restaurant.<p>Her profile gathered a staggering 66,000 followers in just over a month (she joined on Aug. 1). Delage's pictures of hanging out with friends, …

France

The Future of Learning

Why can’t schools be based in the clouds? TED talk winner Sugata Mitra on the role of future tech for teachers and students<p><b>Sugata Mitra is Professor</b> …

Learning

The 7th grader’s sext was meant to impress him. Then he shared it. It nearly destroyed her. | The Washington Post

Published on September 6, 2016<p>She crunched the cookies in her mouth, carefully mashing them into chunks. She spit. They made a <i>plunk</i> sound as they hit the toilet water. The worst, the absolute worst thing had happened, and now, Maureen was sure, this was her only option.<p>“Moommm,” she called down the …

Middle School

Edmonton singer Ruth B launches career in an instant

Singer-songwriter wows Internet, signs record deal<p>Ruth B's life changed in an instant.<p>It took only six seconds for the 20-year-old Edmontonian to go …

TEACHING CHILDREN TO FAIL

<b></b><i>I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.</i><p><i>– Thomas A. Edison</i><p>How do we measure ‘good parenting?’ What yardstick do we use to say, …

Parenting

Trump Jr.'s Skittles Photo Taken By Former Refugee — And Used Without Permission

When Donald Trump Jr. compared Syrian refugees to poisoned Skittles, the condemnation was swift — critics called the tweet glib, dehumanizing, inaccurate, cruel.<p>Turns out they could have called it something else: copyright infringement.<p>The photo featured in the tweet was taken, without permission …

Skittles

Sex Before Kissing: 15-Year-Old Girls Dealing With Porn Addicted Boys

<i>This post comes from an article originally posted by Collective Shout</i> <i></i> <br>“[I want] better education regarding sex for both boys and girls [and] …

Why calling screentime 'digital heroin' is digital garbage

Inciting fear about the dangers of digital media is counter productive<p>The supposed danger of digital media made headlines over the weekend when psychotherapist Nicholas Kardaras published a story in the <i>New York Post</i> called "It’s ‘digital heroin’: How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies." In …

Addiction

Body image issues can start as early as 3-years-old, new study finds

We like to think children are mostly free from adult worries, but at least when it comes to body image and relationships to food, a new study shows …

Body Image