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Publications, presentations, podcast, announcements from the team.

October 3, 2019 / UPDATES

As a parent of young children who studies the impact media and technology have on teaching and learning, I know I get quite a few questions, emanating from both teachers and fellow parents. Just last school year, our Parent School Association advocated fiercely to get a series of child- and parent-facing guest speakers to our…

November 13, 2018 / UPDATES

The debate surrounding “screentime” includes assumptions about access to and the ways people engage with technology. These debates are increasingly shaped by standardization, testing, and commercialization without paying attention to the multiple functions of literacy in our everyday lives. As literacy educators who are versed in scholarship and pedagogy that focuses on the use of…

November 13, 2018 / UPDATES

In the call for proposals to the 2018 NCTE Conference, Franki Sibberson stated, “Digital tools invite our students to document and share their experiences with the world and to connect with others….”  These words reflect arguments made by researchers and educators across the field of digital literacies. In contrast, some research suggests that “screentime” is…

October 23, 2018 / UPDATES

Together with Kristin Turner, we have started a research project, titled “Beyond the ‘Screentime’ Debate: Developing Digital and Media Literacies with Youth and Teens.” This project builds on work done by the Digital and Media Literacies workgroup of the Children and Screens Institute to address these challenges and create a discussion space to unite the varied perspectives that…