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#DearSocialMedia: Teens Tell Tech Industry What Needs to Change
10.16.2019

#DearSocialMedia: Teens Tell Tech Industry What Needs to Change

It’s no surprise that a generation that grew up on the internet has plenty of insights on how to make it better. In partnership with ATTN: Media and Chicago Ideas, we launched a campaign to encourage our ...

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09.09.2019

We asked teens how to exercise better judgement online. Their responses blew us away.

“How might we improve people’s judgement in digital spaces?” This was the question that guided the Untagle the Web hackathon, a two-day event we hosted this summer in collaboration with DoSomething.org. We gathered 15 exceptional young ...

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Two New Grants Take SCE into the Digital Age
07.08.2019

Two New Grants Take SCE into the Digital Age

Partnerships with Center for Humane Technology and University of Wisconsin launch SCE’s exploration into well-being In some ways, the convergence of Digital Learning and Social and Emotional Learning was inevitable: In this highly connected era, success ...

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We Untangled the Web with DoSomething.org. Here’s What We Learned.
07.08.2019

We Untangled the Web with DoSomething.org. Here’s What We Learned.

More than 50,000 young people signed up to teach adults about digital life Today’s young people are digital natives; they grew up with unmatched access to technology. However, they can feel disconnected from adults around technology ...

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Lessons Learned from a Research-Practice Partnership
07.02.2019

Lessons Learned from a Research-Practice Partnership

SCE’s executive director shares lessons learned from a research-practice partnership focused on how digital tools and practices can promote the development of skills for the workforce and positive community participation. Read the blog here. The Power ...

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Is “Screen Time” Too Outdated and Out of Sync With Reality?
06.05.2019

Is “Screen Time” Too Outdated and Out of Sync With Reality?

The New York Times reported on findings released by social and data scientist in the journal Human-Computer Interaction. The researchers say that the phrase, or even the  concept of what we think of as “screen time”, ...

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Is Technology Immersion Making Social and Emotional Learning More Important Now Than Ever Before?
05.08.2019

Is Technology Immersion Making Social and Emotional Learning More Important Now Than Ever Before?

This week’s EdSurge podcast delves into a 2018 Pew Research study on teens’ social and emotional experiences in the digital age. The report looks at whether teenage angst and the struggle through those awkward years is ...

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04.16.2019

DoSomething.org’s Untangle The Web 2019 Campaign Update

The jury is still out. For all its good, the internet is not always a productive, friendly, or supportive place. That’s why we partnered with DoSomething.org to empower young people to take ownership of their digital ...

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