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Jul 16, 2013The Washington Post
Technology in the classroom has made students better collaborators, but not necessarily better writers, a new study says.
The survey by Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project found that most teachers thought the use of tec...
Jul 16, 2013KERA News
A new study by the Pew Research Center finds that technology is helping middle and high school students be more creative and collaborate with others. But the same survey of teachers also finds that kids are more likely to take shortcuts and have ...
Jul 16, 2013Los Angeles Times
Can kidz rite 2day?
Despite popular perceptions that the onslaught of texting, tweeting and other digital technologies is ruining students writing skills, a national survey of teachers released Tuesday found such advantages as greater cre...
Jul 8, 2013The Atlantic
Speaking at the Aspen Ideas Festival last week, co-founder of Internet community site Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, shared a joke that's popular on his site: "Facebook makes me hate the people I know, and Reddit makes me love the people I don't."
Jul 3, 2013The Washington Post
Six percent of American adults who are online say they’ve visited Reddit, which encourages its online community to submit links to stories, photos and other Web postings and then vote them up or down, according to results from a survey out Wednesd...
Jun 28, 2013The Columbus Dispatch
Three of four Americans ages 16-29 have read at least one book in print in the past year, compared with 64 percent of people ages 30 or older, and both groups visit the library and borrow print books at similar rates, according to a Pew Research C...
Jun 25, 2013SFGate
The stereotype: Younger Americans no longer visit public libraries and have all but abandoned paper books in favor of digital media.
Reality check: Young Americans are actually more likely than older Americans to have read a printed boo...
Jun 25, 2013Yahoo! News
Good news for American public libraries: Despite growing up in an increasingly digital world filled with iPhones, tablets, texts and tweets, young people ages 16 to 29 use the library more than any other age group, a new study finds.
Jun 25, 2013Los Angeles Times
Think teens and twenty-somethings who are used to looking up everything on smartphones have little use for the public library?
People in their 20s and older teens are just as likely as older Americans to have vis...
Jun 20, 2013GigaOm
“Caregivers seem to be the kind of kid who sits in the front row of every class. They are voracious information consumers – they consume it like it’s a competitive sport,” said Fox. “They don’t let paywalls stand in their way and they’re most like...
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of library patrons in the past 12 months say they visit to borrow print books.
The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center. The Center is supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts.
The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center. The Center is supported by The Pew Charitable Trust.