Do we still believe that networked youth can change the world?

An interesting discussion on activism and social networks between Henry Jenkins, Esra’a Al Shafei, & James Gee. Video Abstract by Henry Jenkins. PDF for full special issue is available here. Jenkins, H., Al Shafei, E., Gee, J. (2018). Do we still believe that networked youth can change the world? Special issue. Working Papers on Culture, Education…

How to raise a non-materialistic kid

Keeping a gratitude journal caused children to donate 60 percent more to charitable causes. Other methods suggested by researchers include daily gratitude reflection, gratitude posters, and keeping a "gratitude jar." Materialism has been shown to increase anxiety and depression and promote selfish attitudes and behavior.

Friction-Free Racism

Chris Gilliard in Real Life Magazine. All annotations in context. Questions about the inclusivity of engineering and computer science departments have been going on for quite some time. Several current “innovations” coming out of these fields, many rooted in facial recognition, are indicative of how scientific racism has long been embedded in apparently neutral attempts…