Research + News | Topic: Education
Jul 13, 2017
Teenagers Are As Sedentary As 60-Year-Olds By Age 19
Researchers wonder whether teens’ increasing inactivity has to do with how the school day is structured and the increasing number of screens in our modern world. Read the article here.
Jan 5, 2017
Worried About Screen Time? Don’t Let Kids Go It Alone
Should we be surprised that 2- and 3-year-olds learn better from a real person than from a screen? Read the article here.
Apr 7, 2016
Social Media Holds Weight in College Admissions
College admissions counselors are checking the social media accounts of applicants. Sometimes what they find positively impacts the applicant, but often the impact is negative.
Read the full article here.
Jul 20, 2015
The Case Against Laptops in the Classroom
Some teachers and professors are rethinking allowing laptops and other electronics in the classroom. Read the article here.
Jun 4, 2015
Teens Search Internet for Healthy Living Advice for ‘Surprising’ Reasons
One in three teens say they have changed a health-related behavior based on information they found online. Read the article here.
Apr 21, 2015
Prom Enters Digital Age: Girls Must Email Selfies to School for Dress Approval
One schools efforts to stop girls from showing up to prom in inappropriate dresses is to send selfie pics of their dress for approval. Read the story here.
Feb 19, 2015
Gaming Can Give Troubled Teens Another Shot at Learning
Students who get turned off by education can struggle to see the point of schools, but one project is showing how gaming can give troubled teens another shot at learning. Read the article here.
Dec 9, 2014
Girls Make Games: Educating the Developers of Tomorrow
The video game industry isn’t just for males. Read the article here.
Nov 10, 2014
Little Kids Beat Big Kids in Tablet Usage
Elementary students more likely to use tablets for schoolwork than middle, high schoolers. Read the full report here.
Oct 20, 2014
What You Need to Know About Yik Yak, an App Causing Trouble on Campuses
Anonymous posts on a smartphone application called Yik Yak are facilitating conversations on college campuses, but the dialogue is not always fit for the classroom. Read more here.