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Paul Beaufait

Cyberbullying Warning Signs - 47 views

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    This PDF lists indications that children are involved in cyberbullying, either as victims or instigators. © 2009 Cyberbullying Research Center
Steve Ransom

Study: Teens who use social media more likely to drink, use drugs | Poynter. - 12 views

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    questionable study, huge methodological concerns. See comments
Maggie Verster

An Open Letter to Teens re: Social Media - 51 views

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    Good one! Pass on to all to take note.
Steve Ransom

6 girls arrested in Facebook teacher attack invite - Yahoo! News - 41 views

  • Sadler said the teachers targeted by the threatening comments were shocked by the arrests because the six girls were good students. Some held leadership positions while others had top grades.
  • "I don't understand their motivation. I don't think they think about the consequences because they're young. They're pretty immature then."
  • Children's stresses are so great that they can act out on their frustrations. Parents need to monitor what their kids are doing on communication devices."
    • Steve Ransom
       
      Everyone gets frustrated. This is NOT a reasonable conclusion for being frustrated or stressed. What is evolving in the fabric of our youth that to even consider such actions, let alone make them public, is even possible? There don't appear to be disturbed young girls. The fact that they are likely "normal" in every respect makes this story even more disturbing.
Colette Cassinelli

10-10-10 - home - 19 views

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    Nominate your TOP TEN Young Adult books by 10-10-10
Maggie Verster

Study: Children Who Blog Or Use Facebook Have Higher Literacy Levels - 22 views

  • The digital age often gets a bad press but the findings of this report demonstrate that social networking sites and blogs are linked to young people’s more positive attitudes to writing
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    "A research by The National Literacy Trust on 3,001 children from England and Scotland showed that schoolchildren who blog or own social networking profiles on Facebook have higher literacy levels and greater confidence in writing."
Maggie Verster

Could Texting Be Good for Students? - 11 views

  • And a new study from California State University researchers has found that texting can improve teens' writing in informal essays and many other writing assignments.
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    Let's face it: Texting is here to stay. The average 13- to 17-year-old sends 2,900 texts a month, according to the market research firm Nielsen. And while it might be a punishable offense in most schools, some teachers say that texting has educational tie-ins and that it can teach positive language skills, the Charlotte Observer in North Carolina reports.
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Mizuko Ito on Why Time Spent Online Is Important for Teen Development - MacArthur Found... - 11 views

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    It might surprise parents to learn that it is not a waste of time for their teens to hang out online," says Mizuko Ito, University of California, Irvine researcher and the lead author of the most extensive U.S. study to date on teens and their use of digital media. The study showed that America's youth are developing important social and technical skills online often in ways adults do not understand or value.
Maggie Verster

Learning 2.0 Tutorial for teens - really fab - 0 views

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    This tutorial is designed so that you can learn how to use the tools of web 2.0 for your classes or for fun.
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    This tutorial is designed so that teens can learn how to use the tools of web 2.0 for their classes or for fun.
Wayne Basinger

Social-Networking Sites Draw Teens In | Edutopia - 0 views

  • Social-Networking
    • Wayne Basinger
       
      This is clearly the main topic of the article.
  • Teens
    • Wayne Basinger
       
      This is the age group the article will discuss.
  • "Teens gather in networked public spaces to negotiate identity, gossip, support one another, jockey for status, collaborate, share information, flirt, joke, and goof around,"
    • Wayne Basinger
       
      This is the list of things that students do at the sites.
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  • To the uninitiated, however, the photos, videos, and cryptic comments that kids post on their personal pages often appear as impenetrable as a tenth grader's cluttered locker. Because schools tend to block access to social-networking sites, many educators have a tough time harnessing their potential as a teaching tool and modeling appropriate networking-site behaviors.
    • Wayne Basinger
       
      Blocking of the sites makes it difficult for teachers to use it effectively.
Maggie Verster

Students say using tech to cheat isn't cheating - 0 views

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    A new poll conducted by the nonprofit organization Common Sense Media suggests that students are using cell phones and the internet to cheat on school exams. What's surprising, however, is not just the alarming number of students who say they cheat, but also the number of students who think it's OK to do so.
Ruth Howard

Volunteer | Do Something - 0 views

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    Leveraging teens online experience to "do something" of service in the volunteer/ community service sectors.
Danny Nicholson

FreshBrain - 0 views

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    technology exploration platform for teens
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