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Stanford launches digital humanities minor, combining tech skills with critical thinking

A new interdisciplinary minor gives students the opportunity to blend traditional humanistic research with technology tools.<p>By combining scientific …

Why lonely teens miss chances to join in - Futurity

Chronically lonely teens may react to a rare social invitation with suspicion: "It's not that I'm worthy, I just got lucky," they'll tell themselves.

Boulder County, Colo., Turns School Libraries into Youth Think Tanks

(TNS) — Walking into the main library at Longmont's Trail Ridge Middle School, you won't see row after row of book stacks or hear exhortations to …

What Is Good Parenting in the Digital Age?

"I can't limit her phone... It's her own private world," a mother told me about her 14-year-old daughter. This teen girl, who I was working with in my practice as a child and adolescent psychologist, spent her life glued to her phone in her room. Cut off from her parents, she was depressed and …

Five reasons why DIY is the future of computing and will get kids into coding

Call it a counter movement, call it what you will. But kids - and adults - want to make things, including computers. Falling prices for components …

Five brands that got social media right in 2015

It was the year social media marketing finally started to grow up. In 2015 advertisers began switching serious percentages of their total media investment into channels such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, and alongside that came a new degree of scrutiny and best practice. By the end of the third …

Advertising

2015 Social Media Map: Updated Guide with Live Links

The world of social media can be a vast and overwhelming place. To help you find your way, Overdrive Interactive has updated their popular Social …

The Essential Cheat Sheet for Social Media Image Sizes

Every so often, popular social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus change the format, layout, and style of their networks.Just when …

Infographics

Reading is Rewarding When There's No Reward for Reading

When I was a kid, I used to get jealous of classmates who were rewarded for reading. They would get video games or money or whatever and it seemed …

Teaching

On Reading Logs

I write this post not to shun, not to rage, and not to put down. I write this post not to say what is right or wrong, but instead to add a little …

Teaching

6 Internet Of Things Building Blocks

Need an embedded system to whip up an IoT prototype? These six platforms make it easier than ever to get started with embedded programming.<p>1 of 7<p><b>Six</b> …

Internet of Things

Quantifying the economic value of Chromebooks for schools

Posted by Cyrus Mistry, Lead Product Manager, Chromebooks for Education <br>Many schools have told us that Chromebooks have helped them transform …

DESIGNING LEARNING SPACES – Part 1

Recently, as part of my work, I have been working with schools who have come into some serious money for new building projects. Architects have …

Pedagogy

Moving Students From Digital Citizenship To Digital Leadership

<b>Moving Students From Digital Citizenship To Digital Leadership</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Digital Citizenship has become one of the more symbolic phrases …

Education Technology

Cyberbullies and Victims Suffer Physical and Mental Toll

Cyberbullying — aggressive, intentional, repeated acts using cell phones or computers to contact victims — may take a mental and physical toll on …

Cyberbullying

Sky News - First For Breaking News From The UK And Around The World

Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>The President spoke of a "different" outcome if people were armed, before …

Princess Diana

Kuchikomi › Schools hiring tech-savvy 'guardians' to detect online bullying

In July 2007, a third-year senior high school boy in Kobe killed himself. He flung himself off the roof of the school building. Notes found in his …

Bullying

Teenagers under 16 will need parental consent to use Facebook and email under EU laws

Last-minute changes to data protection regulations could mean social media and other internet services requiring parental consent<p>Teenagers under the age of 16 could be banned from Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and email if they don't have parental permission, under last-minute changes to EU …

Social Media

Generation ranked: GPY&R research finds constant tracking of today's teens

Young people are so acutely aware of their social media "brand", they strategise the content and timing of their posts for the best result and use …

National Library of New Zealand

Our vision<p>Young people have access to effective and connected libraries and library learning environments that support their development as readers …

Vision to Reality: How the Galloway School Transformed Their Library

Home <b>›</b> Blog Topics <b>›</b> <b>Vision to Reality: How the Galloway School Transformed Their Library</b><p><i>on</i> 11/17/2015 • ( 0 )<p>On my quest to feature school libraries …

The Teen Issue

<b>How Kwame Alexander Gets Teens Reading and Writing Poetry</b><br>What’s love got to do with it? A lot, writes Kwame Alexander, who recommends reading love …

School Libraries

Looking at the school library as a third place for students, parents, and faculty

Home <b>›</b> Blog Topics <b>›</b> Makerspaces/Learning Commons <b>›</b> <b>The School Library as The Third Place</b><p>The School Library as The Third Place<p><i>on</i> 12/03/2015 • ( 0 …