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Digital Natives

How Digital Natives Will Shape the Future of Work

Anne Loehr | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

I recently dove deep into the future for a series called *Work: Reimagined, analyzing the trends shaping the future of work and determining five qualities that will be imperative for successful future leaders.

The Future of Fashion Journalism Education

Stephan Rabimov | Posted 09.10.2015 | Style
Stephan Rabimov

Fashion provides millions of jobs and boosts other industries from IT to tourism. New taskforces and job requirements continuously emerge in a professional world increasingly driven by social media. Tech giants like Amazon, Apple, Google and Yahoo are capitalizing on the digital zeitgeist by bringing to life street trends and runway looks people are musing about online. Whoever can get the right word out the fastest, gets to cash in on it. The price is real and the race is on.

Why 'Young' Has No Place In A Job Description

Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.04.2015 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I just unfriended someone on Facebook who, in looking to hire an intern, specified that applicants needed to be 'young' and 'good with websites.' The poster also said the job could lead to 'indefinate' employment.

Digital Nomads: How Can They Go on Vacation and Still Make Money?

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

New, exciting gadgets are battling for our attention every single day, from the latest smartphone all the way to the exotic virtual reality gadgets, technology has changed the way we live and share moments with others.

The Global Search for Education: Digital

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.28.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"We live in a world now where anybody can ask any question anywhere and get thousands of answers within seconds, but it is up to the questioner to d...

Nurturing Conscious Digital Natives

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.28.2015 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

What exactly is a "digital native" and more importantly, what should we non-"digital native" educators do to help students manage their online identities? That's a question Youth Radio--an Oakland-based, youth-driven media production company--set out to answer, by developing curriculum resources that prepare teachers to nurture conscious youth in the digital world.

What Happened to My Son's Memory?

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Jackson

I'm mid-conversation with my 15-year-old, and he's filling me in on the happenings of his day. They chose pseudonyms in French class. His "French" nam...

What Happened to My Son's Memory? Science Explains Phenomena Affecting Digital Natives

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 03.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Jackson

As a parenting expert and author, I'm fortunate enough to work with some of the premiere universities and hospitals currently conducting research on this very subject. So shouldn't I be inoculated against this type of unwelcome infiltration in my own home? Um, hell no. No parent is.

Creating a Caring Teen Online Starts Offline with a Caring Parent

Sue Scheff | Posted 09.06.2014 | Parents
Sue Scheff

There is nothing wrong with wanting our children to be academically accomplished and happy, but many understand that giving to others actually brings the most joy to those that do the giving.

Why Would Learning Be the Goal of 21st Century Schools?

John Thompson | Posted 07.25.2014 | Education
John Thompson

The real villain, I believe, is not standards-based reform but the way it was high-jacked by test-driven accountability hawks.

Can Technology Save Itself From Itself?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 06.16.2014 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

I see technology as I would a developing person who is transitioning from adolescence into adulthood. Much like a person's early life, these first 20 years have been filled with rapid development, exuberance, awkwardness, impulsivity, excess, impatience, a lack of wisdom and perspective, and missteps.

What Do They Know? Dismissing a Viral Presumption About Millennials

Eszter Hargittai | Posted 05.27.2014 | Technology
Eszter Hargittai

Considerable research has shown that there is large variation in Internet skills among today's millennials often related to their socioeconomic status.

So, Kids These Days Can Use Smartphones Before They Learn To Write Their Names

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 02.05.2014 | Parents

Kids around the world may be separated by land and sea, but many seem to have one thing in common: They know a lot about technology. AVG, a compute...

Closer Together or Further Apart? Digital Devices and the New Generation Gap

Robert Weiss | Posted 04.01.2014 | Technology
Robert Weiss

Today, the divide is more about the fact that young people neither see nor hear their elders because, from a communications standpoint, the two generations are not in the same room.

Life On A Social Media Island--Where Digital Natives And Digital Immigrants Must Collaborate

April Rudin | Posted 03.20.2014 | Technology
April Rudin

We can remember our first Compaq portable computers in the 1980s but that doesn't mean we are less savvy with Twitter or Facebook than younger generations.

NOT the Millennials

Tom Alderman | Posted 02.17.2014 | Media
Tom Alderman

We're namers. We like to put people and things in buckets, assign labels to the buckets and fit them into our handy memory garage. We're especially bi...

7 Practical Tips for Parenting Digital Natives

Linda Esposito, LCSW | Posted 02.15.2014 | Parents
Linda Esposito, LCSW

Have the "edited reality" conversation. Anyone can edit themselves to appear smarter, funnier and nearly physically flawless. Teens are concrete and literal thinkers. When viewing status updates and birthday party photos, they may conclude "everyone" is having fun and they're "always" excluded.

Randi Zuckerberg: Wired Women Are Conquering Our 'Dot Complicated' World

Randi Zuckerberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Randi Zuckerberg

There are enormous benefits to technology, obviously -- but also a whole new set of challenges, especially for those of us raising children in the digital world, or navigating a complex work environment in which our colleagues now know everything about our personal lives as well.

Reinventing Your Digital Presence, Planning for Your Digital Future

Russell C. Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Russell C. Smith

Because the technology allowing us to constantly update our daily behavior is so new, the long-term effects of having a continuous morphing online presence won't be known for years to come.

Why Are We Blaming Social Media Apps for Rebecca Sedwick's Suicide?

Rebecca Levey | Posted 11.18.2013 | Parents
Rebecca Levey

The media's focus on social media apps in this case detracts from the bigger conversation about kids' behavior online, and what we as parents must teach our kids about life on and offline.

The Mindset List for the Class of 2017

Mary Quigley | Posted 10.21.2013 | College
Mary Quigley

The three million students who are entering college this month were born mostly in 1995. Unlike their "digital immigrants" parents and professors, they are "digital natives," so many of the 60 points on the list reflect how technology impacts their daily lives.

Is Anyone Speaking?

John Brown | Posted 08.29.2013 | Technology
John Brown

Yes, let's read, write, and use the Internet, but let's not abandon the miraculous pleasure of speaking in the real world with identifiable persons other than ourselves.

Higher Education: When Will Digital Natives Share Leadership?

Dr. James Michael Nolan | Posted 06.22.2013 | College
Dr. James Michael Nolan

Last week I was in Chicago, at the Higher Learning Commission Conference, where over four thousand people discussed, for five full days, the future of Higher Education and accreditation, setting the course for America's youth and future.

Why We Must Learn From the Learners

Marcus T. Wright | Posted 05.28.2013 | Impact
Marcus T. Wright

Are we talking to the digital natives to get an understanding of why they are so interested in that cell phone that we think is a distraction in the classroom? The answer may be deeper and more complex than "Oh, they just like to be on that silly Facebook."

The Fractious World of Digital Natives, Immigrants and Aliens

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.06.2013 | Impact
Tom Alderman

Now we live in the digital age, a most wondrous time, for sure. But let's be honest, it has also fragmented our already tribal society into yet another counter faction. And that's not so good.