Three activities that turn devices from a learning distraction to a destination.
Field trips are fun diversions from the classroom; they offer a valuable change of scenery for students and new opportunities for learning. But, in spite of this newness, one stubborn issue remains: device distraction.
Teachers know that smartphone issues don't just get left behind when students board the bus to head to a local museum. In fact, the excitement of being outside of school can lead to even more distracted phone-checking. There's an easy fix: banning phones. But a no-phone ... Read more
Zero to Eight is a nationally representative survey of parents of U.S. children ages zero to eight, conducted by Common Sense Media to understand the patterns of media use among young American children.
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In this guest article, Mark Hallett, Journalism Program Sr. Program Officer, McCormick Foundation recaps the town hall hosted by Common Sense, Yahoo! Safely, and MTV’s A Thin Line on October 18, ... Read more
“We are starting a program in our district to help educate our educators on the promises and challenges of the Internet. We came across your site and its amazing content and see you all have already ... Read more
We recently met with educator Diana Graber and discussed what she has been doing with Common Sense Media’s curriculum. We were so excited about her efforts, that we asked her to write it up and ... Read more
At the beginning of August, the education conference #140edu was held in New York City and provided an opportunity for educators, students, and parents to discuss the impact of the web on education. The ... Read more