Claire McCarthy

59 Flips | 10 Magazines | 67 Likes | 6 Following | 1 Follower | @iclairemccarthy | a writer teaching writing at Salem State University

What Role Can Art Play in Creating Social Change?

<b>Featured Media Resource: [VIDEO] “Women Dancers Redefine Oakland’s Street Dancing Scene” (KQED Arts)</b> <i><br>Mix’d Ingrdnts is an Oakland-based, all-women</i> …

Cruz denies tabloid’s adultery allegations, blames ‘garbage’ on Trump

OSHKOSH, Wis. — Sen. Ted Cruz on Friday vehemently denied a story in the National Enquirer that accused him of extramarital affairs and blamed rival Donald Trump for planting “complete and utter lies” in the tabloid.<p>Cruz accused Trump and his associates of hawking a false story that the married …

Donald Trump

Facebook Is Keeping You From Being Happy, Study Suggests

We don't like this.<p>Facebook is ruining all of our lives.<p>Okay, so that's not completely true, but a new study from the cheerily-named Happiness Research Institute suggests that staying off Facebook can actually make you happier.<p>Not that this isn't something we haven't already heard before. Many …

21 technology tipping points we will reach by 2030

Many emerging technologies that you hear about today will reach a tipping point by 2025, according to a recent report from The World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on the Future of Software & Society.<p>The council surveyed more than 800 executives and experts from the technology sector to …

8 Amazing Coloring Books For Adults to Challenge the Artist in You

Coloring books had a bad rap when many of us were in grade school. Art teachers especially disliked them because they "stifled" creativity. Our parents, however, rather liked them -- they provided quiet time when mom wanted a nap or a great back-seat activity on long car trips. We just saw them as …

Human Trafficking Survivor Karla Jacinto Was Raped 43,200 Times as a Teen, Now She's Telling Her Story to Congress and the Pope

She was forced into prostitution at 12. Now 23, she's raising awareness of this global issue.<p>Karla Jacinto estimates she was raped 43,200 times as a teen. She was forced into prostitution at age 12 by a man a decade her senior and forced to have sex with up to 30 men a day, seven days a week, for …

Trump, Carson, and Cruz may have turned Republican voters against the party

Congress's approval rating has slipped to 11 percent, its lowest level this year, according to a poll released by Gallup on Wednesday. That's just two points higher than the all-time low of 9 percent in November 2013 after the last government shutdown.<p>While troubling, the figure that should alarm …

Angelina Jolie’s “By the Sea” Is Personal and Daring

The best reason for a movie to exist is the pleasure it provides, and by this exacting standard, “By the Sea” is one of Hollywood’s few star-centered successes to have been released this season. It’s a romantic, erotic drama that’s told with an unusual blend of rapture and coldness, of overwhelming …

Angelina Jolie

Google's genius futurist takes 100 pills a day to help him live forever — here's what some of them do

Google's resident futurist and famed inventor Ray Kurzweil takes 100 pills a day to help him reach "singularity," the point at which he believes exponential developments in technology will allow him to live forever. He stopped by our office and talked to us about food science and supplemental …

Acts of Reading: when, how, and where do academics and their audiences read in the digital age?

<i>How academics and their audiences read is a topic inextricably tied in with the future of the academic book. On the 24th September 2015, Professor</i> …

Humanities

The Good News in Common Sense Media Study on Kids and Media

New study from Common Sense Media has a lot of data about kids use of media<p>Just in time for Media Literacy Week, Common Sense Media has released an impressive study on how teens and tweens use media and connected technology.<p>There is a lot to absorb from this extensive study based on a large …

National Media Literacy Week and the U.S. Election Process

<i>Click above to listen to Larry Magid's conversation with Michelle Ciulla Lipkin of the National Association for Media Literacy Education</i><p>The United States is about to celebrate its first Media Literacy Week (@MediaLiteracyEd) as Canadians have done for the past decade.<p>While the week is not directly …

Who Is Responsible for Tech Abuse?

A Persistent Double Standard<p>Many kids began leaving digital footprints when their parents introduced them to the social media world. Facebook and …

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Digtial Kids Summit

Digital Kids Summit Learn to pivot or pounce from the best at Digital Kids Summit. We bring you a unique opportunity to hear from 58 speakers – …

YouTube, apps and Minecraft: digital kids and the future of children’s media

In 2014, children are playing Minecraft, watching YouTube and playing with apps – but they’re also still reading books, watching TV and playing with toys. Kids are more digital, but that doesn’t mean they’re abandoning traditional sources of entertainment.<p>That makes an event like the Children’s …

Game Play Has No Negative Impact on Kids, UK Study Finds

UK Millennium Cohort Study is tracking some 13,000 children born between 2000 and 2002.<p>A massive study of some 11,000 youngsters in Britain has found …

Trivium21c

In a piece for the Guardian the esteemed educationalist Sir Tim Brighouse writes:<p><i>“Margaret Thatcher’s neoliberalism underpinned Baker’s 1988 reform</i> …

Teacher Talk: Sounding Into Ears

Teachology

Learn and improve skills across, Literacy, Leadership, Behaviour, Outstanding Teaching and more.<br>Taught by experts to help your workforce do whatever …

Behavior

Teaching The Trivium. Rhetoric A-Z: A

My lesson plan for the teaching of Rhetoric continues to be used by many teachers and schools yet it is not the end of the story by any means. Once a …

On Rhetoric: A lesson Plan – Teaching the Trivium

I was asked by a teacher, at a talk I was giving on oracy, if I have a lesson plan which she could use to teach Rhetoric ‘<i>simply and in one lesson.’</i> …