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Leslie Healey

Rookie | » Higher Learning - 6 views

    a new site about teen-dom from one of the coolest teen bloggers on the net. This post about surviving high school would make a great project for my seniors ( for underclassmen)
James Miscavish

Welcome to PulseIt Community - 0 views

    A free, dedicated social networking site for teens ages 14-18 where members can not only read new S&S teen titles online, but also share their enthusiasm for books with fellow members of the site, communicate with authors, and use a wide variety of up-to-date digital tools to express their interests and opinions.
    free books every month for teens...pretty sweet
Leslie Healey

Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann - 3 views

    I'm on page 199 of 349 of Let the Great World Spin: "there's a high that you get when you're writing code. It's cool. It's easy to do. You forget your mom, your dad, everything. You've got the whole country onboard. This is America. You hit the frontier. You can go anywhere, Its about begin connected, access, gateways, like a whispering games where if you get one thing wrong you've got to go all the way back to the beginning."   quote from a teen hacker in the novel--it captures adolescence, hacking, learning, delight, beauty, everything: I want to remember this when I meet my new students in September
Adam Babcock

The Associated Press: Sex, drugs more common in hyper-texting teens - 5 views

  • aren't suggesting that "hyper-texting" leads to sex, drinking or drugs, but say it's startling to see an apparent link between excessive messaging and that kind of risky behavior
  • It found that about one in five students were hyper-texters and about one in nine are hyper-networkers — those who spend three or more hours a day on Facebook and other social networking websites.About one in 25 fall into both categories.
  • Hyper-texting and hyper-networking were more common among girls, minorities, kids whose parents have less education and students from a single-mother household, the study found.
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  • a legitimate question to explore
  • tudy found those who text at least 120 times a day are nearly three-and-a-half times more likely to have had sex than their peers who don't text that much
  • Talking on the phone just isn't appealing to some teens, said her classmate, Ivanna Storms-Thompson."Your arm gets tired, your ear gets sweaty," said Ivanna, who also doesn't like the awkward silences.
Leslie Healey

Teenagers, Friends and Bad Decisions - - 14 views

    what teachers all know...teens will do stupid stuff if their friends are watching. when to let them fall and when to catch them--daily decisions
Adam Babcock

If Romeo and Juliet had mobile phones | Networked - 13 views

    • Adam Babcock
      Yeah... but "wherefore" translates to "why" in our contemporary language...
  • would have allowed Romeo and Juliet to move around, liberated from locale and parental surveillance. They would have been less worried about their families when they were figuring out where to meet. At the same time, their parents would have felt reassured because they could call their children and ask where they were and what they were doing. But, would Romeo and Juliet have told the truth? A location-aware app would also have been useful for parents in tracking them. Or they might have prowled friends’ Facebook updates or photo albums for clues.
  • Romeo and Juliet could find each other now because mobility means accessibility and availability. They’d be on each other’s top-five speed dial. And they would probably have had a location-aware app that that showed exactly where each other were: no wandering the streets of Verona looking for each other.
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  • Public spaces have become more silent, as people concentrate on their text messages, while downwardly-peering texters have limited eye contact.
  • Imagine Romeo making plans to meet Juliet in the park, but his father calls to say that he has to come home immediately. At least, the mobile connection would have allowed Romeo to alert Juliet to his role conflict and possible absence.
  • As long as they talked or texted in private, neither the Montagues nor the Capulets would know – unless, of course, they snuck peeks at the list of previous calls and texts on the phones. Instead of a phone ringing in a home—where all would hear it and possibly become part of the conversation—internet communication and mobile communication are usually exchanges between two individuals.
  • Mobile contact has become multigenerational, as teens—and even children—are increasingly getting their own mobile phones. This affords people of all ages opportunities to become more autonomous agents.
  • As they grew up, Romeo and Juliet had gotten past their childhoods of being household and neighborhood bound.  They made contact by encounters in public places. Teens still do that—the shopping mall is the new agora—but their mobile phones also afford continuous contact with their homes and distant friends.
  • If they are right, Romeo and Juliet might never look up from their mobile phones to see each other. Or, would the course of true love have led them away from their screens and into each other’s arms?
  • The story of Romeo and Juliet is the story of two individuals escaping the bounds of their densely knit groups. It is a story of the social network revolution that began well before Facebook: the move from group-bound societies to networked individuals. This turn to networked individualism transforms communication from being place-based to person-based.
Meredith Stewart

Teens @ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - 5 views

    Great book lists and reviews
Meredith Stewart

Audio from danah boyd's TtW2011 Keynote - 1 views

    For those wanting more on teens seeing privacy as controlling meaning not access, audio of recent talk on the topic:
Leslie Healey

Honor Code - - 13 views

    David Brooks on how schools are misunderstanding boys. some interesting observations from a non-teacher
Clifford Baker

Documenting the Digital Generation | Ecology of Education - 0 views

  • offers a wealth of videos which will be relevant to anyone who wants to better understand the new media literacies, participatory culture, and young people’s online lives, themes which recur here with great frequency.
  • First, the site brings together substantive conversations with what they are calling “Big Thinkers.”
  • Second, the website offers some vivid and engaging portraits of typical American teens and their relationship to new media technologies and practices.
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  • new media in terms of its opportunities
  • Young people’s lives are shown to be conducted across and through a range of different media platforms, rather than, say, identifying one kid as a gamer or another as a social networker. The technologies are shown as supporting a range of different social roles and relationships rather than necessarily directing young people to develop in predetermined directions.
Leslie Healey

Beloit College Mindset List - 11 views

    I read this every year: reminds me to reset my expectations for "what we all ought to know"
Leslie Healey

The illustrated guide to a Ph.D. - 14 views

    This puts it all in perspective, lest we begin to believe that what we know is more important than what they experience
Leslie Healey

Students Know Good Teaching When They Get It, Survey Finds - - 11 views

    • Leslie Healey
      we are teaching an added SAT review class to all juniors this year--there has been much consternation about the conflict between teaching to a test in SAT and our methods teaching lit and writing in the Brit Lit course.
  • One notable early finding, Ms. Phillips said, is that teachers who incessantly drill their students to prepare for standardized tests tend to have lower value-added learning gains than those who simply work their way methodically through the key concepts of literacy and mathematics. Teachers whose students agreed with the statement, “We spend a lot of time in this class practicing for the state test,” tended to make smaller gains on those exams than other teachers. “Teaching to the test makes your students do worse on the tests,” Ms. Phillips said. “It turns out all that ‘drill and kill’ isn’t helpful.”
Leslie Healey

Attention literacy : Howard Rheingold : City Brights - 14 views

    great strategies for teaching and practicing attention with our students
Leslie Healey

What They're Reading on College Campuses - Publishing - The Chronicle of Higher Education - 11 views

    very cool list: some conservative, some liberal, some fiction, some satire, some bio, some nonfiction
Leslie Healey

How to Become a Break Dancer...or an Expert - 11 views

    great article for you (and your students) from Altucher on how to succeed
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