Tag Archives: Friday Links

Friday Links for 28 March 2014

Some things I’ve been reading this past week…

  1. LEGO Calendar: As a project manager and an addict of personal information systems, I love this!
  2. Friendship 2.0: Teens’ Technology Use Promotes Sense of Belonging, Identity: A study out of Washington University about the benefits of social media for teens.
  3. The Adults Should Know Better: How Teachers Enable Bullying in our Schools: Damning blog post about how some teachers/schools actually foster bullying through their backwards approaches towards children who are different.
  4. Let Kids Run Wild Online: An Op-Ed in Time Magazine by danah boyd, which is a must read.

No article this week (again). Next week: Review of danah boyd’s It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens.

Friday Links for 14 March 2014

Some things I’ve been reading this past week…

  1. The era of Facebook is an anomaly: The Verge interviews danah boyd after her talk at SXSW.
  2. Free Range Kids: A healthy dose of chill for overprotective parents.  I am nearly done with the book and will be reviewing it here soon.
  3. World Science U: A fantastic free site to teach science. And we really need science education in this country right now.

No article this week. Next week I plan on having one, maybe even two book reviews. If I can find the time to finish the books!

Friday Links for 21 February 2014

Some things I’ve been reading this week that may be of interest. Tip of the hat to Andrew Gilmartin who gave me the idea for this.

  1. Teens, Kindness, and Cruelty on Social Network Sites. A Pew Research Center report. Fascinating reading. The first pull quote is actually my favorite: “The majority of social media-using teens say their peers are mostly kind to one another on social network sites. Their views are less positive than those of social media-using adults.”
  2. The Return of the Anonymous Internet. An article about the app Secret which I’ve played with a little bit. No one I know seems to be using it so I am probably not getting the full effect. But the concept is fascinating.
  3. Less Sleep, More Time Online Raise Risk For Teen Depression. The lack of sleep part of this is well documented. As parents, we’ve worried for years what we’d do when we reach the high school years when our son has too much to do and so little time to do it and sleep is the part of his life that takes the hit.
  4. Why Procrastinators Procrastinate. This is fantastic. I’ve read a few books and articles on this subject but never have I seen such an excellent summary of procrastination. It also links to a follow-up article that addresses combatting procrastination, which is also excellent.