Guest blogger Julie Coiro, a professor of education, examines four critical thinking disciplines for helping middle and high school students determine the value of information they read online.
Our brains, neuroscientists warn, are developing new circuits with a big impact on non-digital reading
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That Facebook is hugely distracting is hardly stop-the-presses kind of news, but parents might be dismayed to learn that the social-media site can hobble learning and make kids less healthy and more depressed.
Some smart people decided to study social networks, and found that they're a bigger threat to society than Skynet. At least the rise of those machines forced us to band together and do things.
Last week we sought your opinion on Facebook's plans on opening the network to preteens. 564 readers responded through an open poll. And the majority are against Facebook opening to preteens.
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Two years ago — long before there was much public discussion about Facebook admitting children under 13 — I had the opportunity to interview Mark Zuckerberg. But, before I did, I asked a group of educators, Internet safety advocates and youth risk experts [...]
According to a recent study 78 of parents helped create their childrens Facebook pages and 7.5 million users are under the age of 13. The way your...
Facebook's founder sees the social networking site as a tool with educational potential. That of course means getting kids Facebooking at an early age. FORTUNE -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg may be a college drop-out, but the billionaire 27-year-old is passionate about education reform.
Facebook is seeking ways to better engage teenagers. The company recently tried to buy Snapchat, the photo sharing app, according to reports. But one thing it should do -- and fast -- is allow kids under 13 to join, and then figure out how to cater to them.