Youth

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By Antero Garcia 12/05/2011 - 11:50am Comments
Maybe it's because progress reports at my high school were recently given to students, but lately I've been thinking about the role of failure in schools. The F-word, here and its corresponding letter grade support a high-stakes & high-...
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By Barry Joseph 12/29/2011 - 9:45am Comments
Professor of urban planning, Amy Hillier, recently spoke at TEDxPhilly to talk about how data visualization technology can map a city’s emotions and memories. Geographic Information System (G.I.S.) technology has become more commonplace and...
Recommended Resources: Mobile Learning, Multitasking, Civic
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By danah boyd 03/19/2012 - 9:10am Comments
On Friday, Dharun Ravi -- the Rutgers student whose roommate Tyler Clementi killed himself in a case narrated through the lens of cyberbullying -- was found guilty of privacy invasion, tampering with evidence, and bias intimidation (a hate...
Reflecting on Dharun Ravi's Conviction Blog Image
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By Ethan Zuckerman 04/29/2013 - 4:20pm Comments
I was recently in Senegal at a board meeting for Open Society Foundation, meeting organizations the foundation supports around the continent. Two projects in particular stuck in my mind. One is Y’en a Marre (“Fed Up”), a Senegalese activist...
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By Nishant Shah 10/24/2011 - 9:35am Comments
This is the first post of a research inquiry that questions the ways in which we have understood the Youth-Technology-Change relationship in the contemporary digital world, especially through the identity of ‘Digital Native’. Drawing from three...
In Search of the Other: Decoding Digital Natives Blog Image
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By Barry Joseph 12/29/2011 - 9:45am Comments
Professor of urban planning, Amy Hillier, recently spoke at TEDxPhilly to talk about how data visualization technology can map a city’s emotions and memories. Geographic Information System (G.I.S.) technology has become more commonplace and...
Recommended Resources: Mobile Learning, Multitasking, Civic
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By Ethan Zuckerman 04/29/2013 - 4:20pm Comments
I was recently in Senegal at a board meeting for Open Society Foundation, meeting organizations the foundation supports around the continent. Two projects in particular stuck in my mind. One is Y’en a Marre (“Fed Up”), a Senegalese activist...
Citizen Monitoring of Infrastructure Blog Image
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By Howard Rheingold 10/07/2013 - 3:40pm Comments
Ask any teacher why they teach, and for all their other reasons, I bet they agree that teaching matters. Doing something that matters is being someone that matters. How could young learners today learn that they can teach and contribute to...
When Students Say They Want to Change the World, Listen
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By Howard Rheingold 08/08/2013 - 2:40pm Comments
When I was ten years old, one television program was magical to me: Meet Mr. Wizard. Mr. Wizard was a friendly, knowledgeable old guy (he was probably in his 40s) who explained scientific phenomena to his young friends through various...
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By Howard Rheingold 10/07/2013 - 3:40pm Comments
Ask any teacher why they teach, and for all their other reasons, I bet they agree that teaching matters. Doing something that matters is being someone that matters. How could young learners today learn that they can teach and contribute to...
When Students Say They Want to Change the World, Listen
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By danah boyd 03/19/2012 - 9:10am Comments
On Friday, Dharun Ravi -- the Rutgers student whose roommate Tyler Clementi killed himself in a case narrated through the lens of cyberbullying -- was found guilty of privacy invasion, tampering with evidence, and bias intimidation (a hate...
Reflecting on Dharun Ravi's Conviction Blog Image
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By Barry Joseph 02/15/2010 - 10:50am Comments
Global Kids' New York City-based programs address the urgent need for young people to possess leadership skills and an understanding of complex global issues to succeed in the 21st century workplace and participate in the democratic process....
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By Barry Joseph 04/14/2010 - 11:15am Comments
Editor's note: Global Kids each month points us to their current favorite resources. Please take a moment and share some of yours, too, in the comments section. Also, we always value knowing what the knowledge-hungry leaders at GK are reading,...
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Ethan Zuckerman Profile Picture
By Ethan Zuckerman 04/29/2013 - 4:20pm Comments
I was recently in Senegal at a board meeting for Open Society Foundation, meeting organizations the foundation supports around the continent. Two projects in particular stuck in my mind. One is Y’en a Marre (“Fed Up”), a Senegalese activist...
Citizen Monitoring of Infrastructure Blog Image
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By Whitney Burke 01/06/2012 - 8:25am Comments
Karen Brennan is a PhD student in the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab, where she is a member of the Scratch Team, a group responsible for creating and developing a user-friendly educational programming language, and leader of...
School 3.0: Design. Create. Learn. Repeat.
Nishant Shah  Profile Picture
By Nishant Shah 10/24/2011 - 9:35am Comments
This is the first post of a research inquiry that questions the ways in which we have understood the Youth-Technology-Change relationship in the contemporary digital world, especially through the identity of ‘Digital Native’. Drawing from three...
In Search of the Other: Decoding Digital Natives Blog Image
Barry Joseph Profile Picture
By Barry Joseph 02/15/2010 - 10:50am Comments
Global Kids' New York City-based programs address the urgent need for young people to possess leadership skills and an understanding of complex global issues to succeed in the 21st century workplace and participate in the democratic process....
Recommended reading, watching, listening Blog Image
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By Barry Joseph 04/14/2010 - 11:15am Comments
Editor's note: Global Kids each month points us to their current favorite resources. Please take a moment and share some of yours, too, in the comments section. Also, we always value knowing what the knowledge-hungry leaders at GK are reading,...
Recommended Resources from Global Kids Blog Image
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By Aaron Knochel 04/29/2010 - 6:50am Comments
There is an assumption that digital natives are naturally predisposed to understanding how to use computers and technology, just because we grew up with the Internet, texting, and emailing. I'm 21 years old, I am a so-called digital native, but...
A Digital Native Reframes The Concept Blog Image
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By Ben Williamson 07/26/2011 - 1:05pm Comments
New research findings from a global study of education systems suggest that the promise of a hi-tech, high-skills, high-wage future for kids is a fantasy. Does digital media and learning offer a better future? It's always important to remember...
Digital Media, Learning, and the Future: Where Is It Headed? Blog Image