Club Zora: Learning By Creating Their Own Technology

As virtual worlds for kids like Club Penguin and Webkinz continue to multiply (it seems like every toy company is launching one), I continue to get a lot of questions from parents about both the educational value of these websites for children as well as concern about screen time. With Sesame Workshop, Disney and Noggin […]

Did The Technology Make Them Do It?

I had a really interesting conversation with a journalist this morning about whether technology has changed this generation of kids and teens who have grown up “totally wired.” It’s hard to imagine technology creating an impulse that wasn’t there to begin with. Most of the researchers I’ve read on this topic talk about what teens […]

How Tech Affects Kids

I’m just going to reprint this press release straight up. It’s a must-attend press conference in Second Life (which means most of us will probably wait and watch the Webcast….) MacArthur Foundation Press Conference and Panel Discussion on Digital Media and Learning Thursday, October 19, 2006 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. ET Second Life Venue: […]