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How Do Tech Tools Affect the Way Students Write?

For many current middle and high school students, writing takes shape in all kinds of forms. They send texts, write on social media sites, update their own blogs, and of course, write for school assignments. This fluid use of writing for both personal and school work is being fueled by technology, and a Pew Research … Continue reading How Do Tech Tools Affect the Way Students Write? →

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By the Numbers: Teachers, Tech, and the Digital Divide

A new Pew Research survey of more than 2,400 middle school and high school teachers released today shows that, while teachers believe technology has helped with their teaching, it’s also brought new challenges — including the possibility of creating a bigger rift between low-income and high-income students. A few highlights from the report: While 92% … Continue reading By the Numbers: Teachers, Tech, and the Digital Divide →

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Why “Googling It” Is Not Enough

Has the Internet changed the way students conduct research? Yes, and not always for the better, reports to a study released last week by the Pew Research Center, “How Teens Do Research in the Digital World.” According to a survey of more than 2,000 middle and high school teachers, “research” for today’s students means “Googling,” … Continue reading Why “Googling It” Is Not Enough →

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Beyond Texts and Tweets, Young People Still Love to Read Books

By NPR Staff [audio:http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2012/10/20121023_me_02.mp3|titles=20121023_me_02] In what may come as a pleasant surprise to people who fear the Facebook generation has given up on reading — or, at least, reading anything longer than 140 characters — a new report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project reveals the prominent role of books, libraries … Continue reading Beyond Texts and Tweets, Young People Still Love to Read Books →

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Doomed or Lucky? Predicting the Future of the Internet Generation

Looking into the proverbial crystal ball, a slew of technology experts weighed in on the Future of the Internet V survey conducted by Pew Research and Elon University, and came up with a predictably mixed scenario: It’s complicated. Asked to consider the future of the Internet-connected world between now and 2020 and to choose from … Continue reading Doomed or Lucky? Predicting the Future of the Internet Generation →

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