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literacy

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Curriculum teaches digital literacy and citizenship

commentary Common Sense Media rolls out a curriculum for middle school kids that respects youth while providing adult guidance for ethical, productive, and safe use of technology.

By Apr. 10, 2010

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Karaoke for literacy

Singing Coach is a software program that teaches people to sing in tune. It also had a surprising side-effect of improving users' reading skills.

By Jan. 22, 2008

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Eco-alternative to Amazon funds literacy programs

Better World Books shares proceeds with literacy groups and adds a couple of cents to the cost of each book to buy carbon offsets.

By Jan. 9, 2008

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Comcast extends 'Internet Essentials' program indefinitely

Comcast extends its subsidized broadband program beyond its June 2014 commitment. The cable giant started the program back in 2011 as part of its conditions for its merger with NBC Universal.

By Mar. 4, 2014

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Celebration planned for 30th anniversary of the Macintosh

The January 25 event at the Flint Center in Cupertino will feature many members of the original Macintosh development team, previously unreleased video and "surprise" guests.

By Dec. 21, 2013

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Bing for Schools launches with a lure: Surface RT freebies

The curated version of Bing nixes ads and filters out adult content. If schools use it enough, they'll rack up points that'll net them Microsoft tablets.

By Aug. 21, 2013

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The Zuckerberg Files: Getting schooled on Facebook's CEO

The scholarly initiative, launched by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, aims to keep Mark Zuckerberg and his social network in check.

By Oct. 28, 2013

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Microsoft to send Bing to school this year

A special version of Bing will be offered to schools later this year -- one that promises no ads, no adult content, and special learning features.

By Jun. 24, 2013

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Author Danah Boyd on why teens and social media are 'complicated' (podcast)

Danah Boyd, principal researcher at Microsoft Research, talks with Larry Magid about her new book, "It's Complicated: The social lives of networked teens."

By Feb. 27, 2014

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Facebook 'hacks' teen safety with Project:Connect

The social network joins the MacArthur Foundation, Mozilla, and the Family Online Safety Institute in a hackathon to promote responsible social networking.

By Apr. 18, 2013