UncategorizedJuly 16, 2013

The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing and How Writing is Taught in Schools

In a survey of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers, a majority say digital tools encourage students to be more invested in their writing by encouraging personal expression and providing a wider audience for their work.

UncategorizedJuly 3, 2013

6% of Online Adults are reddit Users

Young men are especially likely to visit the “front page of the internet.”

UncategorizedJune 20, 2013

Family Caregivers are Wired for Health

39% of U.S. adults provide care for a loved one, up from 30% in 2010, and many navigate health care with the help of technology

UncategorizedJune 10, 2013

Tablet Ownership 2013

Tablet adoption has almost doubled over the past year. A third of American adults now own a tablet computer, including almost half of those ages 35-44 and a majority of those in higher income households.

UncategorizedJune 6, 2013

After Dr. Google

In an article published in the journal Pediatrics, Susannah Fox makes the case for clinicians paying attention to peer-to-peer health care.

UncategorizedJune 5, 2013

Smartphone Ownership 2013

56% of American adults now own a smartphone of some kind; Android and iPhone owners account for half of the cell phone user population. Higher income adults and those under age 35 lead the way when it comes to smartphone ownership.

UncategorizedMay 21, 2013

Teens, Social Media, and Privacy

Youth are sharing more personal information on their profiles than in the past. They choose private settings for Facebook, but share with large networks of friends.

UncategorizedMay 21, 2013

What teens said about social media, privacy, and online identity

A list of some of the most revealing and interesting comments about how teens think about social networking sites and how they navigate issues of identity and privacy.

PublicationsMay 1, 2013

Parents, Children, Libraries, and Reading

Parents of minor children have a special relationship with libraries. Most believe libraries are very important for their children and provide extra resources that are not available at home. Parents are also more likely than other adults to use libraries for services ranging from book borrowing to accessing the internet to attending classes and events—and mothers are considerably more engaged with libraries than fathers.

UncategorizedApril 25, 2013

Civic Engagement in the Digital Age

The well-educated and the well-off are more likely than others to participate in civic life online, just as those groups have always been more likely to be active in politics and community affairs offline.