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.
6% of Online Adults are reddit Users
Young men are especially likely to visit the “front page of the internet.”
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.