Technology

Do smartphones cause sleep problems, anxiety and depression in kids?

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Earlier this month, two of Apple’s big shareholders called on the maker of the iPhone to come up with ways for parents to restrict their kids’ phone use and study the effects that heavy usage has on mental health. Continue reading

Net neutrality: Game over?

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Still unsure about what net neutrality is? You’re not alone. Use this NewsHour lesson with your students to learn more about the issue and find out why the debate continues. Continue reading

Debate the issue: Net neutrality

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This NewsHour lesson helps students wrap their brains around net neutrality as they learn about how the regulations affect their lives as internet consumers. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Bot or not? How fake social media accounts could influence voting

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Social media is an important tool for learning about current events and practicing active and informed citizenship. However, fake Twitter accounts called ‘bots’ have been used to try to influence public opinion—and not always for the better. Continue reading

Five lesson plans teaching the power of invention

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Are you looking for lesson plans focusing on scientific innovation and invention? Click on the five PBS NewsHour lessons below to explore inventions that are battling invasive species, finding untapped renewable energy and more. Continue reading

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