Why "screenagers" present challenges for schools

06/12/2013 | Edutopia.org

Students are increasingly connected to mobile devices, writes Matt Levinson, who dubs this generation of teenagers as "screenagers" in this blog post. Levinson, head of the Upper Division at Marin Country Day School in California, writes that teens are drawn to smartphones -- not iPads or computers -- for social media. That revelation has implications for schools rolling out tablet programs, he writes, as educators consider how students will view technology and be expected to use it.

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