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A Research Based on the Effect of Smart Phone Use on Consumption Life of Teenagers in a Smart Era. Bottom-Up Technology Transmission Within Families: Exploring How Youths Influence Their Parents' Digital Media Use With Dyadic Data - Correa - 2013 - Journal of Communication. Abstract This study investigated the bottom-up technology transmission process in a country with varied levels of technology diffusion, such as Chile.

Bottom-Up Technology Transmission Within Families: Exploring How Youths Influence Their Parents' Digital Media Use With Dyadic Data - Correa - 2013 - Journal of Communication

It explored to what extent children teach their parents how to use digital media and proposed a typology of factors related to this process. By relying on a mixed-methods design—which combined interviews with an original survey—and dyadic data, it found that the transmission occurs for all the technologies investigated, although children's influence should not be overstated. This process was more likely to occur among women and people from lower socioeconomic status, and it was also associated with less authoritarian parents and more fluid parent–child interactions.

Sara1 is a 50-year-old hairstylist who lives with a 22-year-old son and an 18-year-old daughter in Puente Alto, a lower-middle income district in Santiago, Chile. I got involved in this thing mostly because the kids encouraged me to do it. Discussion and conclusion. Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms - Will Richardson.

The Digital Lives of Teens: The School is the Neighborhood. It's hard work to parent a teen.

The Digital Lives of Teens: The School is the Neighborhood

In a recent New York Magazine article, Jennifer Senior writes, "It's dicey business, being someone's prefrontal cortex by proxy. Yet modern culture tells us that that's one of the primary responsibilities of being a parent of a teen. " Of course, it's no surprise that the last thing teens want is to have a parent looking too closely into their lives. It's a constant push-pull phenomenon for parents and for teens. One minute, a teenager can descend into grumpiness, isolation and solitude, and in the same breath, that teen wants a hug, affection and a laugh.

And, when we throw social media and texting into the mix, the equation does not always balance out. Megaphone Madness For the parent, it can begin to feel like taking middle school algebra all over again, with the elusive search for the meaning of X, the giant unknown variable. In the realm of social media and texting, teens want to go wherever the adults are not. And this is where it gets challenging. 8 Pathways to Every Student's Success.

Teachers who transform lives understand not only how to teach curriculum, but also how children develop into capable, caring, and engaged adults.

8 Pathways to Every Student's Success

They see beyond quantitative measurements of success to the core abilities that help students live healthy, productive lives. Famous educator Maria Montessori wisely remarked, "The greatest sign of success for a teacher. . . is to be able to say, 'The children are now working as if I did not exist.'" The world has changed dramatically since the early 1900s when Montessori made her mark in education. Yet the same goal remains: scaffolding children toward self-sufficiency. How does this occur today, particularly when test results often seem more important than the development of a child ready to tackle career-life challenges?

In a nutshell, it happens when we understand how children and teens successfully mature to adulthood and how we impact their growth in key developmental areas. Image credit: Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD Curiosity. A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future. Over the next generation, whether they work for corporations, small businesses, government organizations, nonprofits, or other organizations, many U.S. employees will move from working primarily with American colleagues, bosses, and customers for American organizations in U.S. cities, to being part of global teams.

A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future

As leaders, they will use technology to bridge geographic divides, build organizations that transcend borders, and work together with colleagues from around the world on issues such as climate change, food security, and population growth -- issues that require multinational teams coming together to effect change. For those whose work is closer to home, the changing demographics of the U.S. will mean that their colleagues, customers, and neighbors may look a lot less like them, and have fewer shared histories than American colleagues, customers, and neighbors have shared in the past.