What is Fortnite? Fortnite is a player-vs-player (PVP) co-op sandbox survival game from Epic Games, that runs on multiple platforms, including PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, iOS Apple phones, and Mac OS X. It has become wildly …[Continue]
Is the After School App Safe?
After being pulled TWICE from the Apple Store amid accusations of violence and bullying, After School (an anonymous social network for teens) is back in the app store with promises to better control bullying. It seems to me that intersection …[Continue]
Should Students be Forced to Hand Over Passwords?
A new Illinois law created to enable school administrators to investigate cyberbullying went into effect on January 1, 2015. It allows school adminstrators to demand social media passwords from students suspected of online harassment. Soon after one school district sent …[Continue]
How to Calculate Your Grades
With homework, quizzes, tests, participation, reports, projects and final exams all weighted differently, calculating your grade for a high-school or college class can be an algebraic challenge. For example, suppose you got an 83 on the midterm, and 91 on …[Continue]
Are Some Teens Natural Multitaskers?
Previous studies have concluded that multitasking reduces concentration and has a negative effect on outcomes. A new study done by two high-school seniors, however, shows that some teens actually perform better while multitasking. Sarayu Caulfield (17-years old) and Alexandra Ulme …[Continue]
At What Age Should Kids Get a Cellphone?
The American Express Spending & Savings Tracker released last month showed that nine in ten parents expected to spend about $1151 for back-to-school purchases. Wow! In addition to the back-to-school spending survey, American Express also asked 2,033 adults, “What is …[Continue]
3 Free Web Citation Tools
A bibliographic citation should supply sufficient details so that the item (book, movie, website, etc.) is uniquely identified. The most common citation styles are MLA (for the humanities), and APA style (for psychology). But many other styles exist, including CSE …[Continue]
Why is Yik Yak Being Banned from Schools?
Yik Yak is a new phone app (for both iOS and Android) that is being called a cross between Twitter and Snapchat. It creates a text chat room shared by up to 500 anonymous users who are all near one …[Continue]