August 2, 2021

Mobile Device Addiction Explored in Report; Educators as “Mentors” Highlighted

The survey, “Technology Addiction: Concern, Controversy and Finding Balance in the Digital Age,” reviews existing studies on adults’ and children’s internet use and provides recommendations for educators.

The Digital Wild West of Apps Is an Opportunity for Librarians

Being able to accurately size up language and literacy apps for young children isn’t easy in today’s online environment. Yet it is a crucial service, one that librarians are uniquely suited to provide.

Common Sense Media Unveils Graphite, New Review Site for Apps, Digital Content

June 24 marked the debut of Graphite, a free, online guide to digital learning products compiled by and for educators. Created by Common Sense Media, a national nonprofit, the new resource reviews and rates digital products, including apps, games, websites and digital curricula for K-12.

Poor Kids Experience “App Gap,” Says Study

More evidence of children’s expanding use of digital media may not come as a surprise. But a study released today by Common Sense Media also reveals a persistent digital divide, in particular, inequities surrounding access to newer mobile devices.