Monthly Archives: May 2011

In Search of the Roots of Adolescent Aggression by Robert Sylwester

In Search of the Roots of Adolescent Aggression by Robert Sylwester One of my classmates shared the above article with me.  He mentioned that in the article he had learned that of the seven major biological changes that humans go … Continue reading

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Speaking Up in Class, Silently, Using Social Media by Trip Gabriel

Speaking Up in Class, Silently, Using Social Media by Trip Gabriel One of my professors tweeted a New York Times article over the weekend, and I am so full of hope after reading it, that I have to comment on … Continue reading

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Tweens ‘R’ Us

Ouch.  That’s what I thought when I read the New York Times article by Ann Hulbert titled Tweens ‘R’ Us. In this article, Hulbert (2004) 80 percent of all global brands deploy a “tween strategy”.  But, what are tweens?  As … Continue reading

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Reflection: Carol Gordon’s Student as Authentic Researchers

Below is a discussion question, and my answer, that was asked by the professor in my Information Literacy class (taken in Spring semester, 2011).  It is extremely relevant for tweens.  Most, if not all, of the students at the middle … Continue reading

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More on Universal Design

Below is a discussion question, and my answer, that was asked by the professor in my Information Literacy class (taken in Spring semester, 2011).  I am very interested in studying how middle schools could (and should) be doing a better … Continue reading

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Reflection: Understanding Kids in the Middle by Connie Weiner

About one-quarter to one-third of the material I have read while in graduate school for Library and Information Science have really struck a chord with me.  These special items are easy to spot-they are full of my notes in the … Continue reading

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Do Adults Need to be Afraid of Tween and Teen Usage of Social Networks?

No, adults do not need to be afraid of tweens and teens usage of social networks.  But, they do need to be educated and knowledgeable about them!  What’s the best way to do this?  Join one or more social networks. … Continue reading

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Why Social Networks Are Popular With Tweens

As I continue to reflect on what I’ve begun to learn about tweens and social networks, I was struck by what appeared to be a very simple subtopic in the book Wired: What Teens and Tweens Are Really Doing Online … Continue reading

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Tweens and Social Networking sites: Virtually Hanging Out

When I was a tween, my friends and I hung out at each other’s homes, in the woods, or at a local park or lake. We went everywhere, often miles from our homes.  The only way we got back home … Continue reading

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Our role as it relates to tweens and social networking

One of the resources used in the the Materials for Tweens class was the book “Totally Wired:  What Teens and Tweens Are Really Doing Online by Anastasia Goodstein (2007).  The whole book is a very good overall informational resource, although … Continue reading

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