Course 2 Articles

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

The Emoji Is the Birth of a New Type of Language (No Joke)

Tyler Schnoebelen has discovered something curious about why people use the skull emoji. Schnoebelen is a linguist and the chief analyst for Idibon, …

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

Northport, N.Y., High School seniors (left to right) Hayley Striegel, Olivia Poplawski, Cheri Zheng-Fredericks and Julie Pignataro look for ways to …

Education and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

<i>Learning to thrive in a transforming world</i><p>We are on the precipice of what the World Economic Forum calls the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Artificial …

Millenials, New Media and Social Change (Part Two)

New Media

3 Classroom Tips for Stronger Digital Learning

More and more classrooms are gaining access to digital technology. And that’s a good thing. In a world that is increasingly reliant on digital tools, …

Students Say They Are Not as Tech Savvy as Educators Assume

A love for avocado lattes and Snapchat filters are just a few of the stereotypes following Millennials these days. But students are now pushing back …

Google Docs

Under-age social media use 'on the rise', says Ofcom

<b>Half of children aged 11 and 12 have a social media profile, despite most platforms' minimum age being 13, a study from regulator Ofcom suggests.</b><p>Children's charity the NSPCC called on the government to act on the issue of under-age profiles.<p>The media watchdog also said children were increasingly …

Social Media

5 Things To Know About Screen Time Right Now

After another round of holidays, it's safe to assume, a lot of children have been diving into media more than usual. They may have received new electronic toys and gadgets or downloaded new apps and games. Managing all that bleeping and buzzing activity causes anxiety in many parents. Here's a …

Cost-benefit Analysis

How is the internet changing the way we behave?

The internet has changed the world around us, but forensic cyberpsychologist Dr Mary Aiken argues it is changing far more than that, it is shaping …

Three Ways Parents Can Make Digital Media a Positive for Young Kids

Digital technologies have added a new element of anxiety to family life for many parents. A lot of kids now have access to mobile devices, which …

Mobile Devices

Making Media Literacy Central to Digital Citizenship

It’s easy to get caught up in the hype around the latest and greatest classroom tech, from video games to 3-D printers to Raspberry Pi kits to VR to …

Education Technology

What social media and the selfie generation did to my teenage daughter | TODAY.com

The TODAY Parenting Team is a community where anyone can write posts, ask questions and share advice.<p>I want to say the duck face picture days are behind us but I’m not sure if that’s a safe statement yet. We still have the mouth wide open, peace sign pics but I haven’t seen a duck face pic in a …

Fake News, Misinformation, and Propaganda

<b>Reports from Harvard and other universities:</b><p>From the Shorenstein Center at the Harvard Kennedy School, links to <i>peer-reviewed</i> articles.<p>From the Nieman …

Study: there are instructions for teaching critical thinking

Whether or not you can teach something as subjective as critical thinking has been up for debate, but a fascinating study shows that it’s actually …

Critical Thinking

What Students Can Learn By Writing For Wikipedia

Fake news has been, well, in the news a lot lately. But for the world's largest crowdsourced encyclopedia, it's nothing new.<p>"Wikipedia has been dealing with fake news since it started 16 years ago," notes LiAnna Davis, deputy director of the Wiki Education Foundation.<p>To combat misinformation, …

Fake News

Want to resist the post-truth age? Learn to analyze photos like an expert would

“When photography was invented,” photo historian Vicki Goldberg once said, “it was thought to be an equivalent to truth. It was truth with a capital T.”<p>But as viewers quickly learned, seeing isn’t always believing. Even in the early history of photography, hoaxes like the Cottingley fairies taught …

Donald Trump

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

<b>On January 2, 2015</b>, I wrote a viral post entitled “A Teenager’s View on Social Media,” in which I dissected popular apps and what I thought about …

Social Media

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

This is the place

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 …

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, …

Pedagogy

Their Tube

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 …

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 …

Everything Changed the Day I Learned Minecraft Has a Sex Mod

<i>UPDATED 10/31: Learn more about how the author’s daughter was propositioned for sex while playing in a kid-friendly world within Minecraft – as well</i> …

Metro News

Want to be a great parent? Let your children be bored

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

Creativity

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

• The belief that hard work can and will lead to improvement<br>• Confidence that you, and people like you, belong in school and that it is a place where you can thrive<br>• The belief that what you are doing is valuable and relevant to your goals<p>I hadn’t ever successfully sustained a workout routine, so clearly …

Psychology