School & District Management

Growing Up in a Digital Age

By Debra Viadero — May 27, 2009 1 min read

“Today’s children are coming of age in yesterday’s science fiction future,” according to one of the authors writing in the current issue of the journal Children, Youth and Environments. Released yesterday, the entire issue is devoted to exploring the promises and perils of growing up in a digital age.

Be prepared for some out-of-the-box thinking—one article, for instance, focuses on “seeing young people’s hacking as creative practice"—as well as laments about the shrinking role of nature in children’s lives. But educators and those who study them might find some use in the journal’s offerings on designing digital libraries, using remotely operated vehicles to engage kids in underwater environments, and the learning power of video games for students with disabilities.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Inside School Research blog.