Because of Next Generation Technology

A podcast about living and learning in the age of screentime. Welcome to Episode 8: Because of Next Generation Technology.

Moments from our lives: Kristen talks to her 11 year old daughter about the impact of “next generation technology” on her life.

What we’re reading:

Ito, M., Baumer, S., Bittanti, M., Cody, R., Stephenson, B. H., Horst, H. A., Lange, P. G., Mahendran, D., Martínez, K. Z., Pascoe, C. J., Perkel, D., Robinson, L., Sims, C., & Tripp, L. (2009). Hanging out, messing around, and geeking out: Kids living and learning with new media. MIT press.

Boyd, D. (2014). It’s complicated: The social lives of networked teens. Yale University Press.

Special Guest: Megan Turner

Big questions/Takeaway: Ian and Kristen reflect on Megan’s interview and decide that kids will be fine if we listen to them and keep open communication.  In some ways, they are doing screentime better than their adult “mentors.”

About the author

Ian O'Byrne

Dr. W. Ian O’Byrne is a educator, researcher, & speaker. His work centers on teaching, learning, and technology. He investigates the literacy practices of individuals as they read, write, and communicate in online & hybrid spaces.

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