Using Cell Phones to Learn about Sex

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A new text service offers teens a way to ask questions about sex that they otherwise might feel too embarrassed to ask. The Birds & Bees Text Line, based out of the Adolescent Pregnancy Campaign of North Carolina, does not offer medical advice but does answer questions like, "What are the symptoms of gonorrhea?" or… Read more »

Save the Dates!

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Here is a list of upcoming conferences that may be of interest: Games for Health Conference 2009, Boston, MA, June 10-12. The Games for Health Project presents its fifth annual conference exploring how game technologies, tradecraft, and talent can contribute to breakthroughs in health & healthcare. Games + Learning +Society Conference 5.0, Madison, WI, June… Read more »

Preventing Teen Pregnancy

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Wednesday May 6 is this year’s National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, sponsored by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. The goal of this day is to “help teens think carefully about sex and contraception, the possibility of pregnancy, and the lifelong challenges of being a parent,” both through events held around… Read more »

Will Technology in the Classroom Change How Kids Learn?

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How and whether to use technology in K-12 classrooms is a highly debated topic. Although it is far from the norm in K-12 around the country, however, some educators are exploring the possibilities of classroom use of educational video games. Virginia recently became the first state with a pilot program that uses Tabula Digita's video… Read more »

Does Gender Make a Difference When it Comes to Media?

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Dr. Dafna Lemish, Professor of Communication at Tel Aviv University, editor of the Journal of Children and Media, and visiting scholar at CMCH, was recently notified that she will be the recipient of the first Teresa Award for the Advancement of Feminist Scholarship. Lemish was chosen for her important contributions to the advancement of feminist… Read more »

Earth Day Posts: Digital Conversion

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In honor of Earth Day, this week’s posts will give you resources on media and the environment. >> See other posts: Recycling Electronics Saving Energy Environmental Media for Kids The digital conversion has been postponed to June 12, giving Americans extra time to prepare for life without analog TV. But this transition provides more than… Read more »

Earth Day Posts: Using Media to Educate Kids

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In honor of Earth Day, this week's posts will give you resources on media and the environment.  >> See other posts:  Recycling Electronics  Saving Energy Digital Conversion   Here at CMCH, we often note that the greatest power of media is that it can be used to educate.  Here are some media that can help… Read more »

Earth Day Posts: Saving Energy

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In honor of Earth Day, this week’s posts will give you resources on media and the environment. >> See other posts:  Recycling Electronics Environmental Media for Kids Digital Conversion Reducing the energy you use to power electronics can help save money and the planet!  Here are some tips. How to reduce energy use with your… Read more »

Earth Day Posts: Recycling Electronics

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In honor of Earth Day, this week’s posts will give you resources on media and the environment. >> See other posts:  Saving Energy   Environmental Media for Kids   Digital Conversion  Do you have an old computer in your basement?  Used cell phones lying around?  TVs collecting dust?  Getting them out of your house will help your… Read more »

Perspective on Sexting: Part III – Reactions and Responses

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This is the third installment of an examination of the phenomenon of sexting by guest blogger Dr. Richard Chalfen.   >>See part I: Teen Culture>>See part II: Photo-sharing Behavior After examining the historical precedents for sexting in the past two entries, I have come to the conclusion that as trite and reductive as it might sound,… Read more »