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musing about social networks and g/local cultures

by: danah boyd

While taking a break from my dissertation to do my taxes, my mind wandered back to my data. I started reflecting on how the new suburbia* parents I met when interviewing teens knew few other adults in their community. They knew other adults in passing - fellow churchgoers, parents of kids' friends, etc. but many didn't really socialize outside the family.

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Serious Games Dealing With Real-World Ethics & Finance

by: Eliane Alhadeff

DELOITTE & TOUCHE USA HAS partnered with BrandGames to bring business education up to speed, with The Virtual Team Challenge for High Schools (VTCHS) Event--an online simulator that lets teens learn business best practices and deal with real-world ethical and financial situations.

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how youth find privacy in interstitial spaces

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Serious Games Challenging Teenagers To Save The Planet

by: Eliane Alhadeff

IBM is launching a free multiplayer online game, PowerUp, challenging teenagers to help save the planet "Helios" from ecological disaster.

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Discover Magazine video of moi

by: danah boyd

Last fall, I did an interview for Discover Magazine about my research. I still think that I look strange in video, but I figured others might appreciate it.

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Edumacation

by: Karl Long

Found this video on Jonnie Moore's always thought provoking blog. It's a collaboration of 200 students in an anthropology class that looks at the defining characteristics of students today.

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The Economist Debate on Social 'Networking'

by: danah boyd

The Economist is doing an "Oxford-style debate" on the following proposition:

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Serious Games And Blended Learning

by: Eliane Alhadeff

Blended Learning involves the use of multiple learning environments - usually some combination of physical/face-to-face and online/virtual approaches.

In the strictest sense, blended learning is when an instructor combines two methods of delivery of instruction. However, this term most often applies to the use of technology on instruction.

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Technology and the World of Consumption

by: danah boyd

I
had just finished giving a talk about youth culture to a room full of
professionals who worked in the retail industry when a woman raised her
hand to tell me a story. It was homecoming season and her daughter Mary
was going to go to homecoming for the first time. What fascinated this

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what are marketing and advertising's social responsibilities wrt youth?

by: danah boyd

A new report by the UK National Union of Teachers - Growing up in a material world - shows that contemporary marketing and commercialization practices have devastating consequences on youth:

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