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What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

Posted on Mon, 09/10/2018 - 08:00 by Jeff Knutson

Understanding your students' social media lives is essential.

Grades

5–12

Topics

Digital Citizenship, Media Balance

Are Phones and Social Media a Distraction in Museums and Galleries?

Posted on Thu, 09/05/2019 - 02:00 by Tanner Higgin

Get students thinking about how social media affects their experiences.

Grades

6–12

Topics

Media Balance, News & Media Literacy

What the Research Says About VR in Classrooms

Posted on Tue, 04/03/2018 - 21:01 by Tanner Higgin

Five research-based ways to use VR for learning.

Grades

1–12

Topics

EdTech, Media Balance

Quick Digital Citizenship Activities for K–5 Distance Learning

Posted on Wed, 07/29/2020 - 20:00 by Kelly Mendoza

Use these short, self-guided digital citizenship activities and create a positive culture around digital learning.

Grades

K–5

Topics

Digital Citizenship, Media Balance

Quick Digital Citizenship Activities for Middle and High School Distance Learning

Posted on Thu, 07/30/2020 - 01:00 by Kelly Mendoza

Use these short, self-guided activities to create a positive culture around digital learning.

Grades

6–12

Topics

Digital Citizenship, Media Balance

Offline and Off-Screen Activities for Minds-On Learning

Posted on Thu, 01/20/2022 - 10:22 by Christine Elgersma

Take learning offline with activities that engage kids in a variety of ways.

Grades

Pre-K–12

Topics

Instruction & Assessment, Media Balance

4 Tips for Managing the Pokémon GO Craze in Your Classroom

Posted on Fri, 07/15/2016 - 02:00 by Erin Wilkey Oh

Get some fun ideas for channeling kids' excitement into meaningful learning experiences.

Grades

8–12

Topics

Media Balance

What Educators Need to Know About Technology Addiction

Posted on Tue, 05/03/2016 - 02:00 by Michael Robb

Common Sense examines the latest scientific research about problematic media use in our new report.

Grades

Pre-K–12

Topics

Media Balance, Family Engagement

Creating a Cellphone Policy That Works for Everyone

Posted on Tue, 09/18/2018 - 16:00 by Rosalind Wiseman

Use this classroom activity to co-create norms and expectations with your students.

Grades

6–12

Topics

Classroom Management, Media Balance

How New Research on Kids and Media Can Inform Your Teaching

Posted on Mon, 10/28/2019 - 16:45 by Erin Wilkey Oh

Learn key takeaways on student media use, and get helpful teaching resources.

Grades

3–12

Topics

Instruction & Assessment, Media Balance

3 Fun Ways to Teach Media Balance with #DeviceFreeDinner

Posted on Thu, 11/14/2019 - 02:02 by Erin Wilkey Oh

Students can bring the learning home with these fun activities for classrooms and families.

Grades

Pre-K–12

Topics

Media Balance, Family Engagement

A Commitment to Balance: Pause for People

Posted on Thu, 11/14/2019 - 02:00 by Liz Kline

Help students, their families, and ourselves critically examine our relationship with technology.

Grades

Pre-K–12

Topics

Media Balance, Relationships & Communication

Expert Article: Kids and Multitasking

Posted on Thu, 02/24/2011 - 00:00 by Audrey Stokes

Explore research on how media multitasking affects productivity and development.

Topics

Media Balance

Expert Interview: Constance Steinkuehler

Posted on Fri, 03/11/2011 - 00:00 by Audrey Stokes

Topics

Media Balance, Relationships & Communication

Can Technology Be a Teaching Tool for Toddlers, Preschoolers?

Posted on Thu, 02/28/2013 - 00:00 by Sarah Jackson

Check out these helpful tips on how to use technology in early childhood education.

Grades

Pre-K–1

Topics

EdTech, Media Balance