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Understanding Your Students: A Glimpse into the Media Habits of Tweens and Teens

Common Sense's new study quantifies screen use, identifies unique types of users, and uncovers patterns that could spark improvements in content, access, and learning.
For today's tweens and teens, technology is part of the fabric of everyday life. They're watching TV on lots of devices and using smartphones and tablets to maximum advantage -- texting, researching, ... Read more
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New Evidence Shows Digital Media Can Enhance Early Math Learning

New research shows the PBS KIDS Transmedia Math supplement helps four- and five-year-olds learn important math skills. But it’s not technology alone that does the job -- strong curriculum and supports for teachers make the difference.
Here at Common Sense Education, we review products that are intended for the PreK-2 audience, so it is heartening to learn that new research has demonstrated that with the right technology, strong ... Read more
0 Out-of-School Learning, Research & Studies, Students, Tools

Common Sense Media Releases "Zero to Eight: Children's Media Use in America 2013"

Common Sense Media is releasing the results of our latest national survey on the media use of children aged zero to eight years old in America.
Today, Common Sense Media is releasing the results of our latest national survey on the media use of children aged zero to eight years old in the U.S. It's been two years since our last look at the ... Read more
0 Common Sense News, Out-of-School Learning, Parents and Families, Research & Studies

How Digital Writing Is Making Kids Smarter

There's plenty of hand-wringing over how technology is affecting communication, but an illuminating article by Clive Thompson argues that technology may be doing more to increase literacy and encourage reading since the rise of the novel.
There’s plenty of hand-wringing over how technology is affecting communication, from the death of cursive (but how will students read the original Constitution?!) to the fear that ever-texting and -tweeting ... Read more
0 In the Classroom, Out-of-School Learning, Research & Studies, Technology Integration

Teaching with Technology: The Promise and Reality of the U.S. Digital Classroom

Report on results from a May 2013 national online survey of pre-K-12 U.S. teachers and administrators about the use of educational technologies in the classroom.
In May 2013, Common Sense Media set out to identify current practices, attitudes, and challenges related to the selection and use of educational technologies in preK-12 public school classrooms in the ... Read more
0 In the Classroom, Research & Studies, Technology Integration