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The Power of Youth Voice: What Kids Learn When They Create with Digital Media

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, the National Writing Project and the MacArthur Foundation invite you to participate in a public forum in Philadelphia, on November 18, about the potential for learning through engagement with digital ... Read More

The Young & the Reckless

The Supreme Court should ban life sentences for juvenile offenders, according to Laurence Steinberg, Director of the MacArthur Research Network on Adolescent Development & Juvenile Justice, and network member Elizabeth Scott. Read More
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How Kids Live and Learn with New Media

Conventional wisdom about young people's use of digital technology often equates generational identity with technology identity: today's teens seem constantly plugged in to video games, social networks sites, and text messaging. Read More

New Center at UC Irvine to Seed Research and Collaboration on Digital Media & Learning

A newly-created Digital Media and Learning Research Hub located at the University of California-Irvine will provide an international center to nurture exploration of and build evidence around the impact of digital media on young people's ... Read More

Design Challenge to Expand Possibities for Learning Online

The Mozilla Foundation today launched the Jetpack for Learning Design Challenge to create Mozilla Firefox add-ons to unlock new possibilities for learning online. Read More
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The Ethical Fault Lines of New Digital Media

Social networking, blogging, vlogging, gaming, instant messaging, downloading music and other content, uploading and sharing their own creative work: these activities made possible by the new digital media are rich with opportunities and risks for young ... Read More

Chicago Public Library Offer Teens a Digital Media Space

Mayor Richard M. Daley joined the Chicago Public Library at the opening of YOUmedia, an innovative new 21st Century learning space for high school students. Read More

Overcoming Organizational and Policy Barriers to Effective Use of Web 2.0 in Schools

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today announced that it received a renewal grant from the MacArthur Foundation, as part of the Foundation’s digital media and learning initiative, Read More
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How Computers Became Linked to Children, Learning, and Play

Today, computers are part of kids' everyday lives, used both for play and for learning. We envy children’s natural affinity for computers, the ease with which they click in and out of digital worlds. Read More